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Posted by Martin May 22, 2021

2021 Week 20 investing and trading report

Another week of May 2021 is over and here is our weekly investing and trading report. A lot happened last week. We made some good trades and adjustments to our portfolio, but the biggest news was AT&T announcing cutting the dividend. It is quite shocking that a dividend aristocrat with a history of 36 consecutive Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 19, 2021

AT&T announces cutting dividends… Goodbye AT&T

Dividend investors are outraged. At least, I am. This is probably the first time I feel betrayed by the company’s management. For months and years, AT&T (T) management was defending the dividends. Even at their latest conference call, they assured investors that their dividend is safe. And two days ago, the same management announces cutting Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 18, 2021

The stock market flashes sell signal

The new all-time highs of the stock market seem to be out of the question for a while. With today’s price action, the stock market flashes sell signal more and more. This could morph into a deeper correction (5% only, or in the worst-case scenario 10%) and we may see this market slide back to Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 15, 2021

2021 Week 19 investing and trading report

The second week of May 2021 is over and here is our weekly investing and trading report. Last week was busy for us as we had to roll many of our trades down when the market started selling off due to inflation fears. But this fear, subsequent selloff, and a sharp recovery provided a great Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 11, 2021

Will tomorrow’s CPI report save the market?

In my weekly reviews, I post my market expectations for the week. My expectation was that the market broke up from a small consolidation pattern and would most likely continue higher. A few days later, everything changed. At first, the markets took the bad news about jobs as good news. Analysts expected 1 million new Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 08, 2021

Options trading tracker

I struggle with posting my trades for everyone to see and hopefully to learn. I wish there was an automated version to publish my options trading on the website and social media. But I could not find anything that I would like to use. I created yet another spreadsheet and publish it here on our Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 08, 2021

2021 Week 18 investing and trading report

May 2021 started in a similar manner as the previous months – slowly. We only made about $551 trading options in the first week of May. Honestly, it was a surprise to me as I expected less due to the stock market slowdown and selling pressure. So, this income is a nice surprise. In today’s Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 07, 2021

How do you determine which stocks to buy?

Recently an investor on social media asked me this question. It is a good question many new investors struggle with. I also have seen it in my daughters when I was teaching them how to invest. Where do you go to find the stocks, how do you determine which stocks to buy?   Which stocks Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 06, 2021

Dividend Growth Stocks to Accumulate in May 2021

Our primary goal in our portfolio is to accumulate dividend growth stocks. Our secondary goal is to trade options around those stocks to generate income and reinvest that income to accumulate even more dividend growth stocks. To find a proper strategy that would get me to my goal, I needed to answer a simple question: Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 01, 2021

2021 Week 17 investing and trading report

April is over and it is time to write our weekly investing and trading report. But before we proceed, let’s mention that today is a day when Berkshire Hathaway and Warren Buffett with Charlie Munger have their annual meeting. I plan to visit the next year’s meeting if it will be opened to the public Continue reading →