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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 →

Posted by Martin November 07, 2012

Full Circle Capital Corporation (FULL) will report financial results

Full Circle Capital Corporation (FULL) will report financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 ended September 30, 2012 and its quarterly report on Form 10Q after the market closes on Thursday, November 8, 2012. A live webcast of the conference call and the accompanying slide presentation will be available at http://ir.fccapital.com/CorporateProfile.aspx?iid=4151676. All participants Continue reading →

Posted by Martin November 04, 2012

Lending Club Performance

Lending Club Performance

Recently I posted my Lending Club performance, showing my return rate chart from the beginning of investing, my account value growth and my interest paid. You can see it here. I also was claiming in several of my older posts that I was able to avoid default notes or even late notes due to my Continue reading →

Posted by Martin November 02, 2012

Diversification is often a hedge for ignorance

Investors are often advised to diversify their stock portfolios to minimize risk. But IBD research shows that it’s actually less risky and more rewarding to own just several carefully chosen stocks. “The best results are achieved through concentration, by putting your eggs in a few baskets that you know well and watching them very carefully,” Continue reading →

Posted by Martin November 02, 2012

New trade – Gold ETF (GLD)

As I wrote in my previous post I wish to have some exposure to gold and be buying on dips. I believe that in long term gold will gain value, so I will be buying these corrections in gold as we could see today, for example. I had an open order from last week to Continue reading →

Posted by Martin November 02, 2012

New trade – McDonald’s (MCD)

Today I bought more shares of MCD to my dividend portfolio at $87.25 per share. 11/02/2012 09:30:43 Bought 10 MCD @ 87.25 Total shares held as of today: 10 Estimated annual dividend: $38.80 Consecutive Dividend Increase: 35 years Dividend yield today: 3.20% Dividend 5yr Growth: 34.87% Dividend paid since: 1976