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Posted by Martin November 01, 2012

Is McDonald’s (MCD) a buy?

I believe McDonald’s is a buy at this price. The fast food chain was beaten down by slowdown pressure in fast food industry although this giant is able to survive even in tough economic times. I remember I was once reading in 2008 an article how fast food chains were prospering due to cheaper price Continue reading →

Posted by Martin November 01, 2012

New trade – Realty Income (O)

Today I bought more shares of Realty Income to my dividend portfolio at $39.72 per share. 11/01/2012 12:26:49 Bought 19 O @ 39.72 Total shares held as of today: 66 Estimated annual dividend: $120.12 Consecutive Dividend Increase: 14 years Dividend yield today: 4.50% Dividend 5yr Growth: 2.66% Dividend paid since: 1994

Posted by Martin October 29, 2012

How to avoid tax problems

Many investors deal with taxes when selling stocks or cashing their dividends. Taxation is always a problem which is in many cases overlooked and badly planned. I must admit I need help myself and always look for professionals who can provide me with planning with personal taxes (since I am a private investor). Many times Continue reading →

Posted by Martin October 28, 2012

Sell the rip, buy the dip – gold ETF (GLD)

In my portfolio I wish to have some exposure to gold (GLD). I read several articles in the past about buying gold and reasons behind it and when you are watching what the US government is doing to our currency, you definitely get an itching for gold. Bernanke’s moves and the entire FED devastating policy Continue reading →

Posted by Martin October 26, 2012

Realty Income broke below 200 MA

Realty Income broke below 200 MA

Realty Income broke 200 MA support in today’s session and many investors panicked asking why did it happen? However, as you can see on the chart below, buyers stepped in and pushed the stock above 200 day MA, but for a moment only. It closed below on a low volume. Should you be worried about Continue reading →

Posted by Martin October 25, 2012

Lending Club Holdings page

I really enjoy investing with Lending Club. I’ve been investing with Lending Club for almost 3 years and over that time I have developed a method of selecting, evaluating and watching new notes in which I want to invest and those I am already invested in. The method of watching the notes I already own Continue reading →

Posted by Martin October 25, 2012

Another candidate for accumulation – RealtyIncome (O)

Another candidate for accumulation - RealtyIncome (O)

Another stock (O) is being pushed down by temporary sell off. I believe it is a temporary sell off and here are my reasons for it. The company released its 3rd quarter results from which the revenue dropped from $34.7 million in previous quarter in 2011 to $27.0 million. All other metrics seems to me Continue reading →

Posted by Martin October 25, 2012

New trade – Abbott (ABT)

New trade - Abbott (ABT)

(TD Account) I bought ABT as part of the accumulation phase. The goal is to continue saving in Lending Club as long as the account reaches 10,000 dollars. Then I will start focusing more on TD account and accumulating 10,000 dollars in TD account. Then I will switch to ROTH and accumulate 5,000 dollars in Continue reading →

Posted by Martin October 23, 2012

Market shake out or in trouble?

Market shake out or in trouble?

Today the market got beaten down by worse than expected earnings reports. This can be a temporary over reaction as we experienced many times during previous seasons or it can be a significant game changer turning the markets back to south. Which way the markets will go? It depends on many factors. Let’s take a Continue reading →

Posted by Martin October 20, 2012

Abbott (ABT) is a buy at recent price

Many investors are wondering what’s going on with ABT and why it dropped some much in price recently. Some wondered whether the failed kidney drug test was the reason, or was it sales and earnings although it met expectations, or decreased revenue? I do not know, but honestly, I do not care that much. What Continue reading →