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Posted by Martin December 16, 2012

My inspiration in last week

I often browse the internet to find ideas about investing, trading stocks, options, investing opportunities and strategies. I like to read about investors and what their investing/trading approach to create income you can live on is. This week I found the following interesting posts: Core Strategy: Dividend Investing – Investing For A Living Recommended Book: Continue reading →

Posted by Martin December 14, 2012

Abbott Declares 356th Consecutive Quarterly Dividend

1:59 PM Abbott Laboratories declares $0.54/share quarterly dividend, 6% increase from prior dividend of $0.51. Forward yield 3.31%. For shareholders of record Feb. 15. Payable Feb. 15. Ex-div date Jan. 11. (PR)

Posted by Martin December 09, 2012

My experience with options

About a year ago I came across options. Somewhere on the internet I read an article how to use options to boost my income, get more cash to invest, and use options to buy stocks. The strategy went as follow: Sell cash covered puts to raise money to buy a stock you want to hold. Continue reading →

Posted by Martin December 06, 2012

Is Full Circle Capital (FULL) presenting itself as a buy?

Is Full Circle Capital (FULL) presenting itself as a buy?

I hold Full Circle Capital (FULL) shares in my portfolio. As I learned today, this company belongs to a business development companies category or BDC. These companies are investing into small businesses and many of them are regulated investment companies RICs. That means that this type of companies are required to pay at least 90% Continue reading →

Posted by Martin December 04, 2012

How I am preparing myself for a potential price drop

We are still facing problems with “fiscall cliff” and nervous investors dumping their dividend paying stocks. The selling isn’t overly dramatic. Yet. But it can all come. Since the presidential election, dividend paying stocks dropped in value. Even REITs and MLPs which are not affected by a potential tax hike were driven down by panicking Continue reading →