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Posted by Martin May 08, 2020

Leverage investing, mainly in these times of selloffs!

I keep struggling with enough cash to invest. I want to invest a lot be buying equities, hold them, collect dividends, and monetize those holdings to generate even more cash. But family life, bills, kids in college, and situations like “something always happens int he worst time ever” is preventing me from investing more. So Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 07, 2020

3 Dividend Kings For Rising Income

The coronavirus crisis has dealt a severe blow to the global economy in 2020. Stocks have not surprisingly performed poorly as a result. While the S&P 500 Index is meaningfully off its 52-week low, it remains down 11% year-to-date. For income investors it is particularly challenging, as the Federal Reserve recently lowered its benchmark rate Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 06, 2020

New Purchase for dividend income

Bought 5 BIF shares @ 9.24 Bought 5 ETJ shares @ 9.11   We keep ing these CEF funds for income as both pay decent dividend.   Boulder Growth & Income Fund, Inc. (BIF) pays 0.41 annual dividend (4.44% yield). The fund invests in dividend paying equities and fixed income papers (bonds) worldwide and its Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 01, 2020

How much can you make trading options?

That’s a question people ask often. I did ask that question too. Many times. I still do ask that question. I want to know whether my trading is aligned with others, expectations, and goals of mine. The answer is not simple and results really vary based on your account size, trading strategies, and risk you Continue reading →

Posted by Martin April 28, 2020

What would you invest in 2020, growth stocks or dividend stocks?

It all depends on many things – your age, money available, goal or why are you investing, time horizon you want to invest, and so on. If you are young and want to create a portfolio for your retirement, then I definitely vote for dividend stocks. Why? If you want to invest for the next Continue reading →

Posted by Martin April 25, 2020

Creating passive and semi-passive income

This week, I continued building my passive income (accumulating dividend stocks) and a semi-passive income (trading options). But, when reviewing my portfolios I realized one thing – I had my positions all over the place dispersed among many shares. There was nothing wrong with it, those are all stocks I want to hold. But, in Continue reading →

Posted by Martin April 24, 2020

How much should I invest in the stock market as a teenager?

As much as you can. Every penny you get and can call “yours” should be invested in the stock market – 100% or more in stocks. Forget any defensive safe investing. You are young, you have time on your side so you can go aggressive as you will be able to fix any mistake. Leverage Continue reading →

Posted by Martin April 24, 2020

Realty Income: The Top Monthly Dividend Stock For Income Investors

Dividend growth stocks have a number of buying opportunities to consider right now, thanks to the significant drop in the stock market to begin 2020. Even with the recent rebound, the S&P 500 remains down 13% per year. Certain sectors such as real estate have been hit even harder, due to the widespread store closures Continue reading →

Posted by Martin April 22, 2020

What is the best money investment at medium risk in 1 year?

If you must be in a stock market, buy the entire index (SPY). Yet, it will diversify you but if we get a selloff, you may not be able to get out. I expect at least 18 additional years of a bull market but that doesn’t mean we will have no corrections on the way Continue reading →

Posted by Martin April 22, 2020

People chasing oil buying USO long term are poised for a rude awakening.

People are jumping in oil (USO) futures these days. Data shows that these buy orders are coming from retail investors (from Fidelity, TD Ameritrade, and similar accounts). People, who are jumping in USO now think that with futures at 2.50 per contract they will become rich long term when oil recovers. But they have it Continue reading →