Category Archives: Investments

Catching up With Fortune’s 10 Best Stocks for 2011

I never understand why money magazine, cnbc, fortune, etc., do not call out so-called experts when their stock picks are completely off.  I think it would be both entertaining and educational.  So when I came across an old Fortune Magazine today and saw the article, 10 Best Stocks for 2011, I wanted to see howContinue Reading

Important Dates When Investing in Dividend Producing Stocks

Regardless if you take a passive index ETF route, a mutual fund selection strategy or stock picking technique there are some important terms and ratios when you decide to invest.  However, when you are dealing with dividend paying stocks there are dates whose definitions can be considered a term of art and you should knowContinue Reading

Family Businesses and Succession Statistics

I recently read two amazing articles on family businesses, and more specifically family business succession planning.  Both provided amazing statistics that I felt that I had to share since I know quite a few of my readers are business owners.  The take away from both stories that it is simply irresponsible if you have aContinue Reading

What Do Venture Capital Firms Know That The General Public Does Not?

The answer is probably, a lot.  That being said, the Wall Street Journal released the top 50 Venture-Backed Companies while you can read more about the methodology the list basically, seeks to pinpoint the 50 U.S. venture-backed companies with the greatest promise to succeed. To be eligible, companies must have received an equity round ofContinue Reading

Can Small Businesses Teach Blue Chip Corporations Something About Paying Profits?

While I had a bunch of different titles for this post including “Would You Invest in a Variable Dividend Paying Stock?” and “Is there a Better Way to Pay Dividends?” I went with this one because I can’t believe that this lesson small private businesses can teach larger blue chip corporations which pay regular dividendsContinue Reading

Updating My Value Dividend Portfolio

One of my favorite parts of my financial “empire” is my Dividend Portfolio (a/k/a Perpetual Income Machine).  While it is not big by any stretch of the imagination worth only a couple grand, I have been throwing more and more money at it per month so I feel that it deserves more attention.  Actually, IContinue Reading