My December 2013 Net Worth Update

On November’s Net Worth Update a commenter made note that my net worth has not increased nearly as much as the market.  My initial reaction was to think about all that was done financially this year (house purchase, house repairs, etc.), but upon further thought it leads me to the question of whether correlation is…Continue Reading

An Investment Club Update

Earlier this year I started an investment club with some friends. The idea was simple; each member would put in an initial $500 and an automatic $100 contribution every month.  After the first month I didn’t have very high hopes for the investment club’s survival.  It took us a few months but we finally hit…Continue 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 was…Continue Reading

November 2013 Dividend Watchlist Update

After my October 2013 Dividend Watchlist I bought: 22 Shares of Leggett & Platt for $652 with commissions This (along with every other) update takes a snapshot of certain metrics on a certain date.  This update was prepared on the night of November 17, 2013.  The spreadsheets below do not update automatically.   My Dividend Investment…Continue Reading

I Have a Personal Problem Investing in Unprofitable Companies

It has been hard to ignore news about Twitter recently which went public on November 7, 2013.  It immediately went from $26/share to $40+ topping out $50.09.  It has since retreated recently (11/13/13 – $42.60) leaving me confused.  To date, Twitter has never made a profit.  Of course there are a ton of companies that…Continue Reading

Could You Even Imagine Living During the Great Depression?

I just recently started reading The Snowball a Warren Buffet biography by Alice Schroeder, and being that the oracle of Omaha was born around the era of the Great Depression it invariably comes up as a topic.   I am not that deep into the book but interestingly enough Warren’s parents actually seemed to have continue to prosper…Continue Reading