Category Archives: Investments

Buffett – Stocks Can’t Outperform Businesses Indefinitely

When I finished The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life I immediately downloaded all of the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholder letters.  If you are new to Buffett (beyond reading what other’s think he is thinking on investment sites) I would recommend reading the two books in this order as it gives you an idea as… Continue Reading

Setting up Sell Guidelines for my Dividend Account

I have been wrestling with the idea of whether I am actually a “dividend growth investor” versus a value investor who prefers his first stock screen to be whether a particular equity has been paying a dividend for 25+ years?  While I think I need to discuss it further with myself I think it boils down to… Continue Reading

Would Knowing The Investment Return of Your Financial Adviser Actually Provide Any Value?

There was an article this weekend in the WSJ titled, “Financial Advisers: Show us Your Numbers” by Jason Zweig.  I am usually a fan of Mr. Zweig’s articles and tweets, however, this article didn’t make much sense.  The crux of the article is that Mr. Zweig believes that financial advisers should be required (or at least… Continue Reading

July 2014 Dividend Research

Every month for the past two years I share my process to screen for undervalued dividend paying stocks that have increased their annual dividend payment for 20 or more years.  Last month I wrote, Considering the market has been hitting new intra-day highs almost on a weekly basis I was afraid that I was going… Continue Reading

Warren Buffett’s View on Dividend Policies and Paying a Dividend

I am not shy about discussing my dividend investment portfolio, however, that has not limited my recent fascination with all things Buffett (who as discussed below feels differently on the subject for Berkshire Hathaway).  As soon as I finished The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life I immediately downloaded all of his shareholder letters.  If… Continue Reading

June 2014 Dividend Research

Every month for the past two years I share my process to screen for undervalued dividend paying stocks that have increased their annual dividend payment for 20 or more years.  Considering the market has been hitting new intra-day highs almost on a weekly basis I was afraid that I was going to find nothing undervalued,… Continue Reading