Trimming My Watchlist

If you are a reasonably active investor, you probably have a watchlist. And if you are anything like me, that watchlist has grown over time. At this point in my investing career it’s time to trim my watchlist some. This will be an active exercise of that process. My reasons are numerous; I am going to focus on my better ideas and “average” ideas are probably better in a diversified…

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August Transactions So Far

August has seen a bit of turbulence in the markets. The Fed cut the benchmark rate 25 basis points at the end of July and we’ve begun seeing a tad of a correction. I am very slowly looking to take advantage if we start seeing a real correction. Last December I was disappointed not having enough dry powder as they say. Summary Ticker Date Shares Price Income MMM 8/14/2019 10…

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June Transactions So Far

I had a reader request a few weeks ago to try and give a heads up when I make transactions. Typically my transactions are on a month lag until I write my portfolio review article. I am trying to get ahead of that and provide some insight as to what I’ve been up to so far in June. Buys Ticker Name Shares Yield Income (Yr) SDIV Global X SuperDividend ETF…

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Making An About-Face On A Dividend ETF

Monopoly dividends

May 29th, just about two weeks ago, I wrote an article here about a dividend ETF not for me (at least not yet). I’ve decided to make an about face on this ETF and take another look. This is covering the SPDR® Portfolio S&P 500® High Dividend ETF (SPYD). Firstly, I do recommend you read over my initial article if you have not. Now some of the same major components stand: Contains…

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Added To Simon Property Group

Simon Property Group (SPG) is a global leader in the ownership of premier shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use destinations and an S&P 100 company (Simon Property Group, NYSE:SPG). Our properties across North America, Europe and Asia provide community gathering places for millions of people every day and generate billions in annual sales. To begin with, there has been a constant drum beat about the death of retail and the death…

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A Dividend Focused ETF Not For Me (At Least Not Now)

I was reviewing the SPDR® Portfolio S&P 500® High Dividend ETF or SPYD for inclusion into my dividend portfolio. From the State Street website: The SPDR® Portfolio S&P 500® High Dividend ETF seeks to provide investment results that, before fees and expenses, correspond generally to the total return performance of the S&P® 500 High Dividend Index (the “Index”) To dig into that a little bit further, here is the bit about the index itself: The…

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Take a Bite From This Apple (No, Not That Apple)

As part of my goals for this year, every interesting stock idea must successfully pass through my investing framework. This is a series of qualifications on both an individual and portfolio level. The first company under that lens is Apple Hospitality (APLE). Apple Hospitality is a real estate company that owns a portfolio of hotels across the United States. You may not realize it but the companies that operate hotels…

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Reviewing 2018 and Moving Forward In 2019

Introduction First, I have to apologize for my lack of adding content to my personal blog. It’s not that I have lost any interest or focus in dividend investing, but my time that I can allocate for personal blogging is less than what I may have hoped. I hope to get into a better cadence this year and jot thoughts down on what I am looking at in real time.…

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Real Time Data and Alerting Now Live

It’s been a labor of love creating and running Custom Stock Alerts.  Since inception it’s been a non-stop endeavor of fixing bugs and bringing new features and enhancements.  One of the most requested features was for real time data.  There have been numerous challenges with actually pulling this off, namely real-time data feeds can run in the tens of thousands of dollars per year.  Through the free data offerings provided…

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