Category Archives: Investments

What Other Dividend Lists Exist Besides the Dividend Aristocrats?

For me, stock indexes and/or stock lists provide either a starting point for my research or an investment opportunity if a particular fund invests in that list or index.  Each time I have written a post about my Dividend Investment Portfolio I indicated that I use the Dividend Aristocrats as a starting point.  I letContinue Reading

What are Preferred Shares? Do You Invest in Preferred Shares?

I have dabbled in a lot of different types of investments, my most recent kick being my dividend investment portfolio, however, I have never really given thought to investing in preferred shares of stock. What is a Preferred Share of Stock? According to Investopedia a Preferred Stock is, A class of ownership in a corporationContinue Reading

Why I Don’t Buy Stocks With My Gut

I am all about having my eggs in many different baskets. I invest in Index ETFs, Active/Passive Mutual Funds, insurance products and even individual stocks in my Dividend Investment Portfolio.  The only basket I am missing is a speculation one.  I used to have an account where I did that but I largely ignore itContinue Reading

October 2011 Dividend Investment Portfolio Update

About 18 months ago, I started my Perpetual Income Machine which then eventually morphed into my dividend investment portfolio.  Now every couple months I update those specific stocks which are on my “watch list” for the following months to come. While the stocks I am purchasing change every few months, I never sell those stocksContinue Reading

What is a Mutual Company?

How would you feel if you weren’t a customer but rather an owner of your life insurance company? How about if you were an owner of your investment company, rather than just a plain account holder/customer?  Imagine a world where the company theoretically cared about the customer because they were owners of the companies.  AlthoughContinue Reading

What is a Margin Investment Account? Applying for a Margin Account with Fidelity

A pretty conservative co-worker came to me today and said it is ‘time to bet against the market President Obama is speaking on Thursday and the market consistently falls when he speaks about the economy’ and it got me to thinking about ‘betting against the market.’  I don’t short stocks, it isn’t that I amContinue Reading