Category Archives: Investments

Hard Metrics Versus Human Minds: Understanding Shopper Habits Beyond Numbers

When you’re evaluating how to make improvements to your store and increase business, you can’t just rely on hard numbers. Metrics that measure consumer behavior are useful, but they’re only a tool to be used to understand the habits of online shoppers that visit your store. For example, perhaps you find that you have aContinue Reading

February 2014 Dividend Champion Watch list Update

After my January 2014 Dividend Watch list update I bought:  16 Shares of LEG for $490.03 including commissions 9 Shares of TGT for $523.02 including commissions I didn’t sell any shares last, although I may be doing this a bit more when/if I find a particular equity egregiously overvalued as is/was the case with the onlyContinue Reading

Insider Trading: What It Is and How to Fight It

For many people the concept of insider trading is a foreign one. However, insider trading is a serious crime that can cost the United States economy millions of dollars each year. Law enforcement and government agencies are working tirelessly to investigate the allegations and prosecute the offenders. We’ll look at some additional information on insiderContinue Reading

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