Category Archives: Investments

When is an ETF not Actually an ETF?

Exchange Traded Funds have been popular for decades since they provide diversification with the ease of trading and dollar cost averaging.  They have gotten so popular that the actual topic of ETFs now include specific industries, super concentrated funds and even active investing.  However, when is an ETF not really an ETF? Exchange Traded Products…Continue Reading

No Research Reasons Why I Like Mature Dividend Paying Stocks

Between providing alternatives to the dividend aristocrats, discussing preferred shares and building a pension I feel like I have been talking about investment income a bit too much lately and I am going to slow down for November…right after this post.  The other day a pretty regular commenter, John from Curious Cat Investing Blog, said…Continue Reading

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 let…Continue 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 corporation…Continue 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 it…Continue Reading

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…Continue Reading