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Archive for November, 2012

Posted by Martin November 30, 2012

Will “Rally Attempt” hold?

Will "Rally Attempt" hold?

Today the market (SPY) provided a follow up in its price action to yesterday’s break above the trend line. It can be a shakeout, but I still see it more likely as a bottoming pattern. Today’s price extended recent rally all the way up to 50 day MA, but it broke thru the two month Continue reading →

Posted by Martin November 26, 2012

New trade – adding Realty Income (O)

Today I realized a part of my planned buying of Realty Income stock. Maybe little too early since I am expecting more drop in price, but I will be buying more later if that happens. I am also planning on adding SDY to my portfolio, but this didn’t happen today and I moved my buy Continue reading →

Posted by Martin November 25, 2012

Where is the market heading? Still in correction.

Where is the market heading? Still in correction.

Recently I have read an article on internet by a dividend investor who claimed that he doesn’t care what the market is doing as long as his dividend income is intact or improving. Basically this is a valid statement to me and I believe many dividend growth investors are not that much concerned about the Continue reading →

Posted by Martin November 23, 2012

New trade – adding Abbott (ABT)

Today I bought more shares of ABT to my dividend portfolio at $63.58 per share. 11/23/2012 09:30:14 Bought 6 ABT @ 63.5799 Total shares held as of today: 19 Estimated annual dividend: $38.76 Consecutive Dividend Increase: 39 years Dividend yield today: 3.22% Dividend 5yr Growth: 10.23% Dividend paid since: 1926

Posted by Martin November 20, 2012

My goal in Lending Club accomplished!

My goal in Lending Club accomplished!
Posted by Martin November 19, 2012

New trade – adding McDonald’s (MCD)

Today I bought more shares of MCD to my dividend portfolio at $84.61 per share. 11/19/2012 09:30:13 Bought 5 MCD @ 84.6099 Total shares held as of today: 15 Estimated annual dividend: $46.20 Consecutive Dividend Increase: 35 years Dividend yield today: 3.66% Dividend 5yr Growth: 20.40% Dividend paid since: 1976

Posted by Martin November 16, 2012

New trade – Armour Residential (ARR)

Today I bought a few shares of Armour Residential (ARR) stock and increased my holding in this company. There were two reasons why I decided to do so: A huge price drop a sell off which was so scary to me that I was at first doubting whether to hold this company at all, but Continue reading →

Posted by Martin November 15, 2012

A great opportunity to add more stocks to my dividend paying portfolio

Recent sell off in the stock market created excellent opportunity to buy more shares to my existing portfolio. At this point I am not adding new holdings to my portfolio, but adding to the existing shares only. I made a rule on how many shares to hold in a portfolio. I searched the internet to Continue reading →

Posted by Martin November 14, 2012

Why are REITs falling and will they recover?

REITs stocks are sharply falling, one would call it a free fall. Even famous, strong and gigantic companies such as Annaly Capital Management is down by 4.2%, American Capital Agency by 3.8%, and ARMOUR Residential (ARR) by 4.4%. What does it mean for you if you hold those stocks? A tough year for mREITs Let’s Continue reading →

Posted by Martin November 10, 2012

Market sell off, are you scared?

I am freaking out! It is not a pleasure watching my holdings evaporating and showing a loss. It is also difficult to hold and sit tight. It is even harder investing more money into falling stocks. Some people say “do not try catching the falling knife…” others say it is a great opportunity to buy Continue reading →