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Archive for October, 2010

Posted by MartZee October 30, 2010

How to Manage Money?

What should you do with your hard earned cash? There are many choices we face on a daily basis that can create confusion and can point us in in a different direction at any time. There are many things that we should and shouldn’t do with regards to our finances and how to manage money. Continue reading →

Posted by MartZee October 30, 2010

Portfolio monthly review – October 2010

Monthly review of my Trading account, Roth IRA account and Lending Club account

Posted by MartZee October 23, 2010

How Reinvesting Dividends Accelerates Yield on Cost

An article “How Yield on Cost Works” by David Van Knapp discussed the basic yet oft-misunderstood concept of yield on cost (YOC). In a nutshell, it explains why your personal yield from a dividend stock goes up as the company increases its dividends. The reason is because your personal yield is based—and always will be Continue reading →

Posted by MartZee October 19, 2010

5 Dividend Paying Stocks Experiencing Growth

Dividend yields will often fall in low interest rate environments (usually due to a slow economy) and bull markets (stock returns tend to outpace dividends.) When you combine those two factors over the last 18 months the average dividend yield available in the S&P 500 has only been lower during the stock bubble of 2000-2001. Continue reading →

Posted by MartZee October 16, 2010

Dividends for Lifetime

McDonald’s (MCD) became a dividend play for a lifetime a few months ago highlighted by Jim Royal in his regular posts at Motley Fool. He is back today to recommend another dividend play for a lifetime. The company is Microsoft (MSFT). Microsoft has been an exceptional dividend star over the past few years. It has Continue reading →

Posted by MartZee October 11, 2010

Holding period for dividend stocks

One of the most common issues that dividend investors face is the holding period for their dividend stocks. It seems that dividend investors are divided in two camps on the issue. One of the camps believes in active allocation of capital, where positions are continually adjusted depending on company performance, market performance or relative portfolio Continue reading →

Posted by MartZee October 11, 2010

Dividend Investing Myths

Many investors ignore dividend investing, because they associate them with boring unexciting investments which are destined to fall into oblivion. Some investors believe that rather than wait for a whole year to collect a 3%-4% dividend, you could make 3-4 % per day in the market trading volatile technology stocks. The fact of the matter Continue reading →

Posted by MartZee October 11, 2010

5 Most Undervalued Stocks in the S&P 500

Dividend-paying stocks are appealing because they have a track record of beating the broader stock market. Focusing on the most undervalued names of the S&P’s so-called dividend aristocrats means investing in the most undervalued companies. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by MartZee October 04, 2010

Portfolio monthly review – September 2010

Monthly review of my Trading account, Roth IRA account and Lending Club account