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Posted by Martin February 05, 2013

A correction? Looks like not.

Yesterday I wrote about a possibility of market turning into correction or pullback. I was aware however about new money flowing into the market, although in slowing pace than a month ago (see the yesterday’s chart and Chaikin Money Flow; any value above 0.10 is considered as heavy buying, although it is slowing down). Today, Continue reading →

Posted by Martin February 04, 2013

A correction? Finally!

A correction? Finally!

Today, we probably have experienced a long anticipated correction to this extended market. It was a very impressive run, but in my opinion the stocks got expensive. Almost all indicators were in heavy overbought territory and a break was imminent. The question was, when. Was Monday the beginning of a correction? If so, I would Continue reading →

Posted by Martin February 03, 2013

My inspiration in last week #8

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: When To Buy And Sell Dividend Growth Stocks – Seeking Alpha Continue reading →

Posted by Martin February 02, 2013

Website upgrade

OK, after about 5 years of having this blog I finally decided to upgrade and dress it up into a new coat. When ready, I will upgrade and some features of this blog may not be working anymore or for some time. I will be updating the new version once uploaded on the fly.

Posted by Martin January 30, 2013

New trade – Lorillard, Inc. (LO)

Today I added Lorillard, Inc.(LO) shares into my portfolio. It pays nice dividend with 23% dividend growth, 4 year dividend increase history and 21% annual expected return growth. My calculated fair value is at 41.33 a share and Morningstar lists their fair value at 41 a share. Their analysis expect better and more aggressive growth Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 30, 2013

List of great high yielding dividend stocks

I was finally able to update my watch list of dividend stocks I consider worth to watch closely and potentially add to my portfolio. I had the watch list created in my Google Spreadsheet, but today I finally changed my watch list page to reflect the table. It currently shows my most recent list of Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 29, 2013

Trade adjustment – DMD covered call repair

As I wrote in my article “My DMD covered call and fiscal cliff? my covered call against DMD may go against me. I expected that to happen if the fiscal cliff happens. Well, fiscal cliff didn’t happen (yet, and maybe won’t happen at all), nevertheless DMD is not going in my favor. Since the covered Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 28, 2013

New trade – Targa Resources Partners LP (NGLS)

Today I realized a new purchase and added Targa Resources Partners LP into my portfolio. 01/28/2013 09:33:55 Bought 25 NGLS @ 39.56 Total shares held as of today: 25 Estimated annual dividend: $68.00 Consecutive Dividend Increase: 5 years Dividend yield today: 6.93% Dividend 3yr Growth: 7.00%* Dividend paid since: 2007 * I wasn’t able to Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 27, 2013

Why I dumped mutual funds from my investing strategy

Why I dumped mutual funds from my investing strategy

I no longer believe in mutual funds. Earlier I thought they were a great investment vehicle, because they can provide diversification. But is it really such a significant trait of the funds that it can beat mutual funds flaws? People, those slightly informed about investing, know that generally, 95% of mutual funds do not exceed Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 27, 2013

My inspiration in last week #7

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: Dividend Yield or Dividend Growth? – The Dividend Guy Dividend Yield Continue reading →