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Posted by Martin January 26, 2016

Dividend Investor: How to track a dividend growth portfolio

  Finally, I was able to finish my DGI (dividend growth investment) portfolio tracker in Google spreadsheet. There are many other fellow investors out there who use Excel or Google Spreadsheet to track their portfolios and when I browsed the internet to find inspiration and knowledge on how to automate my portfolio tracker so I Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 24, 2016

Dividend Investor: DRIP or selective dividend reinvestment?

If you are new to dividend investing you are probably asking yourself a question: “Should I use DRIP (Dividend Reinvestment Program) to reinvest dividends or should I reinvest selectively into different stocks?” This question is actually quite easy to answer, but first lets take a quick look at what each strategy means:    · DRIP Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 22, 2016

Rally! Hurrah, all is good again!

Hold your horses. We may have experienced a rally here but it may not mean we are done with selling. It is just a mere volatility entering the market. It is also typical for bear markets to have violent bullish spikes on its way down. Before you jump on buying (or selling) long investments (or Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 21, 2016

Dividend investor: buying stocks in falling market

Lately, when the market was tanking I had a few of my friends who invest into stocks asking me how to invest when markets are falling. When would be a good time to buy? You probably experienced situations in the past when you bought a stock and then the stock went higher, and later higher, Continue reading →

Posted by Clint Siegner January 20, 2016

Betting on Deflation May Be a Huge Mistake. Here’s Why…

Precious metals investors heading into 2016 worry the dollar will continue marching ahead, right over the top of gold and silver prices. The Fed is telegraphing additional rate hikes throughout the year, and commodity prices – led by crude oil – are falling. There have been tremors in the biggest beneficiary markets of all when Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 20, 2016

FED: We created a sense of wealth

  Yes, these were the words of a FED member (I believe it was Stanley Fisher, but not 100% sure) who said that when he expressed his views on the last 7 years of FED action and monetary policy. FED wanted to create a sense of wealth so people would be comforted and spend money Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 18, 2016

This market is poised for another 10% drop

The S&P 500 is now 12% off of the all-time high price. Many investors and traders say that we are way oversold and we should go up from now here or bounce. Yes, we may bounce, but overall, market price action data indicate that selling is far from over and that we may see more Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 16, 2016

Why the heck are the markets tanking?

That was a question Yahoo! has recently asked. Sometimes it really stuns me out when liberals start slowly waking up and asking such questions, which all others with common sense already knew what was happening. Yet there is still many with the rose colored glasses on unquestionably believing everything FED and Obama’s administration is feeding Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 16, 2016

Today we created a new lower low. We are in Bear market!

The August 2015 low was the first lower low of the trend; until today. A week ago I wrote a post saying we are in a bear market and shown a charting showing why I think so.     I posted the chart above in January 7th, 2016 to show and explain what lines and Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 15, 2016

Wall Street in panic, S&P 500 plunged 3.16%

(Source: Hedgeye)   At one point today, the S&P 500 plunged 3.16% below August 2015 lows. Wall Street is in panic selling and stop losses are now being hit. FED is still clueless. But do not worry. My coworkers who normally have no clue about stock market noticed this and started asking if they should Continue reading →