Category Archives: Investments

Adding Negative Correlation to Your Portfolio

2013 rewarded most equity investors. Backed by broad market strength, the Dow, S+P 500 and NASDAQ each neared record highs. Several economic indicators are fueling optimism in 2014, as well. Low interest rates are keeping borrowing costs down, allowing cheap access to capital for companies to expand. A weak U.S. Dollar allows American products toContinue Reading

Taking a Look at My First 10-K Annual Report

I am absolutely embarrassed to admit I have never looked at a 10-K Annual Report.  Granted that is not even near the top 1000 embarrassing things I have admitted or done in my life, but considering my job, my blog and my active investments it may be number 2,032.  I was finally inspired to change that whenContinue Reading

Why President Obama’s My RA Won’t Change a Thing About Retirement

In President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union Speech he mentioned the myRA, Let’s do more to help Americans save for retirement. Today, most workers don’t have a pension. A Social Security check often isn’t enough on its own. And while the stock market has doubled over the last five years, that doesn’t help folksContinue Reading

5 Marketing Lessons to Be Learned by Bob Parson from GoDaddy

Evan’s Note: I don’t know much about marketing, but a reader has provided some thoughts on how GoDaddy’s marketing helped change the domain and hosting world. If there is one connection that will go down in history as one of the best marketing campaigns ever for a company, it is the Bob Parsons GoDaddy connection.Continue Reading

Protecting Investment Profits with Advanced Sell Orders

Given the nature of my favorite investment account I never felt the need to put in an order to lock in gains.  If there was a dip I would see it as an opportunity to buy more and more of a stock that has increased dividends for the past 25 years.  However, it is anContinue Reading

Investment Club Update – 2013 Returns

Early in 2013 I, along with 8 other buddies, created an Investment Club.  The idea was simple we would each put $500 to start it up and then an ongoing $100/month contribution.  As with most things life it isn’t the idea that is difficult, it is the execution.  One month in, I had very littleContinue Reading