Launching The Stock Return Calculator

Background Today I’m formally launching the stock return calculator! Comparing investments is a common activity for investors.  How can you know whether a strategy is working without ample evidence versus an alternative?  Existing calculators are either too limited or inflexible.  I’ve ditched some of the basic assumptions and will allow users to select a list of tickers to compare at a glance.  Choose individual tickers or include an index ETF…

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Sample Custom Stock Alerts Use Case

As you know I follow a lot of companies but mostly dividend paying companies.  I wanted to highlight one sample use case of Custom Stock Alerts.  General Mills reported earnings this morning and based on those earnings I like to adjust the alerts I have setup.  In particular I want to highlight the power of what a membership can offer through unlimited alerts. To start, packaged food companies have been…

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Launching The Marijuana Basket

marijuana

Introduction Lately I’ve been researching long-tail trends that may turn into large alpha opportunities for investors.  Today I’m launching the marijuana basket as a first theme in this series.  You can find the stock selections with background stories here (opens in a new tab). Why Marijuana? This is obviously a topic that is still highly controversial and an industry nascent in nature.  Besides the obvious legal and regulatory hurdles, there are mountains…

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New Stock Screener Utility

I’m proud to announce I have launched a new stock screener for Custom Stock Alerts.  There are several double handled sliders that allow you to quickly fine tune your filters you are interested in.  There are currently the following filters: Market Cap Dividend Yield P/E ratio 52 week range Equity type (stocks, ETFs, preferred shares coming soon) Enjoy the short demo: More explained after the break.

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Great Time To Add More SCHD

Monopoly dividends

The Schwab US Dividend Equity ETF (SCHD) has been a pillar of my investing portfolio.  At a very high level, it’s a low-cost ETF that invests in quality, dividend paying (and growing) companies.  I own it in both my retirement account as well as my taxable account.  There are numerous reasons why I own it and will continue to add to it.  In fact, I am preparing to add more…

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Adding More Home Depot This Week

Home improvement has been a great business model for some time.  Regardless of what the economy is doing, Americans love upgrading their homes.  Housing market strong?  “Well maybe it’s time to get a few projects done and look into moving.”  Weak housing market?  “We’ll we can repaint the bedroom or redo that bathroom since we’ll be staying here longer.” Home ownership is a never ending hamster wheel of home fixes…

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Hosting Migration

I have a quick post to make regarding my hosting of Dividend Derek.  I’ve migrated the domain and site content from Amazon Web Services to Bluehost as part of a broader restructuring of my domains.  While I hope the transition is seamless, this is my first time migrating a WordPress site.  Please let me know if anything flat out doesn’t work or doesn’t seem right while I try to iron…

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