How Do You Title Your Children’s Investments or Savings Accounts?

Twice in the span of a week I was asked my thoughts on titling of children’s assets.  It wasn’t asking how they should invest their children’s investments, or more specifically, their clients’ children’s assets, but rather how should the accounts be actually titled.  I am of the opinion that money can do good things and… 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

July 2014 Net Worth Update

Wow the market will just not quit, huh?  This has to end and it is going to be an ugly place around the Evan household when it does!  Not because I will have to sell anything, but I am absolutely affected by loss aversion.  Loss Aversion is the idea that a $100 lost hurts more than… Continue Reading