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Posted by Martin August 26, 2020

Where to store cash for a while?

Account Net-Liq: $7,437.20 SPX value: 3,479.73 Shiller PE: 32.01   I was looking for opportunities where I can store my cash in my trading account in lieu of leaving it in the account, sitting there and doing nothing. I also didn’t want to withdraw them and save it in a savings account. That would work Continue reading →

Posted by Martin August 16, 2020

How much do you need to make $1,000 in dividends per month?

I keep seeing people asking this question all the time. It is a bit surprising that people ask that question as it is very simple math to do. Well, it depends on your approach. If you have a lump sum that you can invest immediately then the math is really simple. If you do not Continue reading →

Posted by Martin August 15, 2020

Monthly or quarterly dividend stocks? Which is better?

Account Net-Liq: $7,676.23 SPX value: 3,372.85 Shiller PE: 31.20   I wondered all the time whether it is better to own monthly or quarterly dividend-paying stocks. The narrative goes, that with monthly paying stocks, your dividend compounding will go faster and you get better results over time.   Well, the truth is, it doesn’t matter. Continue reading →

Posted by Martin August 12, 2020

Stock market expectations

Account Net-Liq: $7,735.95 SPX value: 3,380.35 Shiller PE: 31.27     This is an entry I wrote into my Trading Journal yesterday about the market behavior:   Are we going to see a correction? Account Net-Liq: $7,815.02 SPX value: 3,333.69 Shiller PE: 30.83   After a relentless rally, the markets suddenly sold off at the Continue reading →

Posted by Martin August 03, 2020

Markets keep going higher, again

Account Net-Liq: $6,801.82 SPX value: 3,294.61 Shiller PE: 30.70     The problem of all bears out there predicting the second crash is that it is their wishful thinking and prayers. They again look at metrics such as PE, or other valuations and completely ignore FED and that those metrics do not work when FED Continue reading →