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Posted by Martin January 27, 2019

December 2018 and end of year trading and investing results

S&P 500  2,506.85 -253.32(-9.18)  Dow 30  23,327.46 -2,211(-8.66%)  Nasdaq  6,635.28 -695.26(-9.48%)   December 2018 passed and it is time to once again provide a report on our trading and investing. The month turned to be the worst month ever. Historically, December was a good month with modest gains but this year, the markets lost almost Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 15, 2019

Realty Income (O) Announces 3% Dividend Increase

Realty Income Corporation (NYSE: O), The Monthly Dividend Company┬«, today announced its Board of Directors has declared an increase in the company’s common stock monthly cash dividend to $0.2255 per share from $0.2210 per share. The dividend is payable on February 15, 2019 to shareholders of record as of February 1, 2019. This is the Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 11, 2019

Boeing raises dividends by 20.18%

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has an impressive dividend growth rate of 27.50% (5 year annual average). And in January 2019 it increased the dividend by 20.18% from $6.84 annual dividend (1.710 quarterly rate) to $8.22 (2.055 quarterly) dividend rate payable in March 1st, 2019. Boeing is a dividend challenger with 8 years of consecutive dividend increases Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 10, 2019

Abbott Labs raises dividends by 14.29%

Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT) raised their dividend by 14.29% to $0.320 a share with ex-date on January 14th, 2019 and pay date on February 15th, 2019 from previous $0.280 a share dividend rate. This makes ABT a dividend challenger with a track record of 7 consecutive years of dividend increases. However, in our watch list, Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 01, 2019

33% draw down in 2018

  2018 year turned out to be volatile and as I expected all our accounts saw a quite large draw down. But I am not grumpy about it nor regret anything I have done and the way I traded, except on my TD account. I now regret closing bad trades in January 2018 and collecting Continue reading →

Posted by Martin December 22, 2018

AT -13.98% WORST DECEMBER SINCE 1930

Posted by Martin December 01, 2018

November 2018 trading and investing results

S&P 500  2,760.17 +22.41(+0.82%)  Dow 30  25,538.46 +199.62(+0.79%)  Nasdaq  7,330.54 +7.88(+0.52%)   2018 is going to an end and it is turning out to be a bad year for us. the entire year was volatile and we saw two wild corrections, one in January and the second in October. Both had a significant impact on Continue reading →

Posted by Martin November 04, 2018

October 2018 trading and investing results

S&P 500  2,723.06 -17.31(-0.63%)  Dow 30  25,270.83 -109.91(-0.43%)  Nasdaq  7,356.99 -77.06(-1.04%)   October was a terrific as well as horrible month! Tons of volatility, negativity, pessimism and losses. At some point, it became depressive. The markets kept falling and falling with no retreat, no relief rallies. Any attempt to have a rally was immediately sold Continue reading →

Posted by Martin October 28, 2018

Another beautiful selloff which didn’t fail

In my last post I wrote about my bullish view expecting the sell off to finally end and the market working on a reversal. The reason for it was a nice and expected bullish candle formed at the bottom of the expected range. It didn’t last long and we saw additional over 3% selloff. The Continue reading →

Posted by Martin October 23, 2018

Another beautiful selloff which failed

Today, the market showed a spectacular rally and recovery from lows. The futures sank by 1.40% and after the market opened we went even lower and undertaken the previous lows of 2711 level (losing over 2% at 2691 level resetting my correction tracker). But then a spectacular rally happened.     As mentioned in a Continue reading →