Category Archives: Investments

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 corporation

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 it

October 2011 Dividend Investment Portfolio Update

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 stocks

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.  Although

No Investment Strategy Will Perfectly Align with Your Goals

I read two recent articles from Registered Rep Magazine that reminded me that regardless of how well you plan, and strategize there is no perfect investment strategy.  It doesn’t matter if your investment goal is to mitigate taxes, or if the goal is to invest in all indexes because over time they “have” to beat