Category Archives: Investments

My Dividend Stream is Growing but is Still So Unexciting

Unless I receive any additional dividend payments in the next 13 days, my dividend income has increased 50+%! But I am pretty bummed about it.  How could that be possible? The problem is that the whole number is still damn unexciting.  In 2012 my (very distant) perpetual income machine provided $458.18 in dividends for theContinue Reading

December 2013 Dividend Watchlist

After my November 2013 Dividend Watchlist update I bought: 18 Shares of BMS for $711.39 with commissions 15 Shares of HCP for $581.10 with commissions Sold 24 shares of MCY for proceeds of $1,114.27 after commissions. I think this was the first time I ever sold, even a part, of a position that wasn’t dueContinue Reading

Stocks Splits Shouldn’t Matter…But they do

A stock split shouldn’t actually matter in terms of valuing a company, but for some reason they do.  A stock split is when a company divides its stock (often you’ll see 2 for 1 or 10 for 1 stock splits) to shareholders on a date certain.  For example, MasterCard announced a 10 for 1 stockContinue Reading

What Does Shorting a Stock Mean?

Personally, I try not to make broad market calls because it seems like every time I do I am wrong. Notwithstanding, you are unable to visit any financial website without seeing some type of headline about a market top or a bursting of an equity bubble.  When the media starts to “turn” on the market there isContinue Reading

4 Ways to Keep Track of Your Investments

In a world of constant change and fast-paced news, staying on top of your finances can seem like a constant struggle. There are just so many things going on during your day-to-day grind that it’s easy for a bill (or a bunch of bills) to go unpaid, which often has the effect of snowballing intoContinue Reading

I Sold a Portion of a Position in my Dividend Growth Portfolio

I have gone back and forth in the past about whether I should ever consider selling any piece of my dividend investment portfolio.  The 30 or so comments are more valuable than the actual post! They include those who have been in the Dividend Growth Investment world before it had a name. The post wasContinue Reading