Category Archives: Investments

The Importance of Knowing What Kind of Investor You Are

And are the two alternatives mutually exclusive? This is a question that every investor comes to at some point along the road. Full time investors are a special breed. For these folks, investment is a constant preoccupation. It’s something they think about for most of the day, and they get really good at it. Because… Continue Reading

April 2015 Value Dividend Growth Portfolio Watch List

Once a month I manually screen for undervalued stocks that have paid an increasing dividend for at least 20 years.  The “increasing dividend” requirement actually eliminates about 95% of all US stocks leaving me with only approximately 150 companies to start applying valuation metrics.  But, before looking at future investments, I want to highlight my… Continue Reading

Be Careful What you Build Your Dividend Investment Portfolio On

Building a portfolio with a growing dividend income stream may not be everyone’s goal, but if it is your goal, then much like building a house, your dividend investment portfolio has to have a strong foundation.  In my opinion that strong foundation is analogous to a long history of sustainable increasing dividends.  At the very… Continue Reading

WSJ Drops the Ball on an Opportunity to Discuss Dividend Value and Growth Investing

Every few years a major publication will come out with a story where someone who had a normal job their entire life died with a sizable estate.  This past weekend, it was WSJ’s turn to discuss such a situation.  The article, behind a paywall, is titled, “Route to an $8 Million Portfolio Started with Frugal… Continue Reading

My Investment Club – 2 Years Later

While the seeds were planted over 5 years ago it wasn’t until the end of January 2013 when I started an investment club with 8 other friends.  The idea was simple enough, we would each put $500 in to start, and then every month thereafter we would automatically deposit $100 a month.  Buy and sell… Continue Reading