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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 →

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!