Did a little re-balancing in February. Took small profits on Raffles Medical, NetLink Trust and Propnex. The funds were re-invested in Frasers Property Ltd. (FPL). This property developer is like a quasi REIT ETF, holding [...]
1 month ago
Welcome and thanks for reading!In this review, I will make a summary of important and interesting news and events over the last week related to my portfolio holdings. Also, I will put together some interesting [...]
1 month ago
Stock buybacks have been in the news a lot recently. In 2018, companies repurchased insane amounts of their stock. But this is hardly a new practice. Stock buybacks have occurred for [...]
1 month ago
February was a reminder of why I switch from a 100% stock portfolio to a bond/stock portfolio primarily in ETFs and Mutual Funds. I sold all my shares of UNIT for a lost of almost [...]
1 month ago
After almost three months without an entry, it seems overdue to post something. My lack of activity on this blog mirrors both my attitude and my inability to find compelling buys. After adding some shares [...]
1 month ago
If you have viewed our family's Net Worth Page, you probably already know that it does not include the equity in our home. Although, we do realize that it is technically part of our [...]
1 month ago
Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis: Company Description: Exxon Mobil Corp., formed through the merger of Exxon and Mobil in late [...]
1 month ago
Dogs of the Dow is an investment strategy that targets the ten top-yielding stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) for investment each year. Popularized by Michael B. O'Higgins in his 1991 book, Beating [...]
1 month ago
As a dividend growth investor, I look for solid companies to invest my hard earned money in. I look for companies that can grow earnings, and afford to raise dividends regularly. A long dividend streak [...]
1 month ago
S&P Global Inc. (SPGI) provides independent ratings, benchmarks, analytics, and data to the capital and commodity markets worldwide. It operates through three segments: Ratings, Market and Commodities Intelligence, and S&P Dow Jones Indices. This dividend [...]
1 month ago
The concept of early retirement has gained in popularity and legitimacy over the past decade fueled by knowledge sharing over the internet and healthy market returns. Though I'm 12 years away from my retirement goal [...]
1 month ago
Last month, we moved and I spent a lot of time fixing up our old condo. It was in good shape overall, but it needed some cosmetic fixes like painting, caulking, and patching. At first, [...]
1 month ago
For the first time on this website, I thought it would be a good idea to publish a review of my investment portfolio! Lanny has been doing so each quarter and we are discussing [...]
1 month ago
The first Lowe's Companies (LOW) store opened 98 years ago in North Carolina. It now operates 2,105 home improvement and hardware stores in the United States, Canada and Mexico. I've owned Lowe's for [...]
1 month ago
This article provides a summary of recent dividend increases and upcoming ex-dividend dates. I monitor dividend increases to identify candidates for further analysis. Companies can only raise their dividends sustainably if they grow earnings sufficiently.This [...]
1 month ago
The goal of dividend investing is to find and buy dividend growth stocks that will continue to raise their dividends. To pay and raise its dividend a company must generate sufficient free cash flow. However, [...]
1 month ago
The second month of the year 2019 has already passed and it is time to report my dividend income. In February 2019 my portfolio dividend income was as follows: Quarterly dividends received [...]
1 month ago
Many dividend growth investors rely on the » [...]
1 month ago
It's dividend income update time. One of my favorite times of the month as I get to review my previous month of passive income received from my dividend income portfolios. Without rehashing the wild ride we [...]
1 month ago
Here is the passive income I received from both taxable and retirement accounts.Taxable AccountAmegy CD --- $340.88T --- $231.54OHI --- $137.94GIS --- $49.00HCP --- $38.97PG --- $25.10Retirement AccountVBMFX --- $228.67Total February 2019 passive income is [...]
2 months ago
February has been an interesting month when it comes to weather. Shortly after coming back from summer-like weather in Taiwan, Metro Vancouver got hit by a cold snap. It wasn't as cold as the one [...]
2 months ago
Does saving 50% really work? Would saving 50% of your income enable anyone to retire early? How long would it take? First of all, saving 50% of your income is a tall order. Most people [...]
2 months ago
Welcome and thanks for reading!In this review, I will make a summary of important and interesting news and events over the last week related to my portfolio holdings. Also, I will put together some interesting [...]
2 months ago
Your valuables are important to you. Make sure you keep them safe from fire, theft and a myriad of other potential disasters. Isn't this the marketing slogan that banks use to sell safe deposit [...]
2 months ago
I mostly get emails from advertisers and collaborators several times daily but sometimes I get emails from worthwhile readers of my blog. Here comes Mike who is an university student but has already started his [...]
2 months ago
For February I will make a quick post about how I did recently. The market has been propelling higher but recently there has been some pull back. Right now prices are really bad for buying [...]
2 months ago
I like monitoring dividend increases for stocks on my watch list of dividend growth stocks because I consider such stocks to be candidates for further analysis. Companies that regularly raise their dividend payments show confidence [...]
2 months ago
Hello everyone and welcome to my February dividend income post. We all know that February is best known for Valentine's Day but I think investors should declare it the month of dividend raises. Everyday it [...]
2 months ago