Recent Buys: September 1st – 11th, 2015

The stock market is still lingering in correction territory led by uncertainties regarding interest rate hikes, oil prices, and growth in China.  It all sounds scary and could get worse, but there’s no way anyone can know for sure.  The market has been spoiled and correction free for so long that we forget historically corrections […]

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Dividend Update: August 2015

What a fun ride this choppy market has been.  Stock prices have been falling to lows not seen in years but my dividend payouts keep rolling in and growing stronger.  I’m automatically reinvesting those dividends while continuing to contribute fresh capital into businesses that have histories of raising their dividends each year.  One day I […]

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Portfolio Update: August 2015

The numbers are in for August’s portfolio update.  My portfolio is my ticket to financial independence; the more money I can save and invest today, the faster I’ll get there.  I’m investing in high quality businesses that have long track records of increasing their dividend payouts each year.  This rising cash flow will one day […]

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Recent Buys: August 3rd – 24th

August has been an exciting month for long term investing.  I thought we were getting bargains early in the month and bought into a few positions only to watch prices go much lower.  But the more I can invest in high quality dividend growth businesses at these depressed stock prices, the faster my dividend income will […]

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Dividend Update: July 2015

The stock market is dropping fast, and I can’t wait to see how much further it corrects. I’ve been buying on the way down and am eager to post about those transactions soon.  I’m looking to add even more by averaging down on any of my holdings below 10% of their cost basis. September is […]

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Portfolio Update: July 2015

Is it just me or does time go by much faster as we get older?  I can’t believe July is already history, but what’s past is past and with that comes another portfolio update.  My portfolio is my ticket to financial independence; the more money I can save and invest today, the faster I’ll get […]

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Recent Buys: End of July 2015

I hope August is treating everyone well so far.  I wanted to write a quick update about a few purchases I made at the end of July.  I continued to add fresh capital to my portfolio by averaging down on Eaton Corporation (ETN) and Wal-Mart (WMT).   I wrote about Eaton Corporation recently and not […]

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Four Attractively Valued Dividend Challengers

I present the fast graphs of four attractively valued “Dividend Challengers” from David Fish’s CCC list.  These businesses have 5-9 straight years of dividend growth.  (For those unfamiliar with Fast Graphs, when the black current price line moves into the dark green earnings area it indicates the business is undervalued.  Here is a basic demo on […]

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Featured Articles: July 18th, 2015

It’s gently raining in Los Angeles today.  This is a rare and much needed event for Southern California.  People here get shocked and a little crazy when it starts raining, especially while driving.   It’s so funny watching them run from their cars to shelter to avoid getting wet, even though it’s barely sprinkling.  I […]

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