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I Might Build a Bridge

The closer I get to my retirement goal the more I focus on risk analysis.  Up to this point of my journey I have viewed risk from a macro or big event perspective.  The process for mitigating the risk was fairly straight forward, I would calculate the total financial value of the risk, plan a … Continue reading

Buys and Sells for the Week 11/4

Markets recovered off of October lows and stalled. Guessing we won’t see significant movement until post elections. Here are my trades for the week:

October Dividend Income

After 35 years of clocking in and out of work and religiously saving at least 10% annually in my 401K every year, my countdown to financial independence is in sight. Each month is a step closer and let’s look at how this past month is getting me there. For the month of October I made … Continue reading

Revisiting Dividend Growth & Inflation

Some older readers of my blog may remember my old blog site on the wikidot platform (was surprised it is still up by the way) and one of the topics I was extremely focused on back then was dividend growth companies that routinely beat the rate of inflation. I viewed it as such an important … Continue reading

September Dividend Income

After 35 years of clocking in and out of work and religiously saving at least 10% annually in my 401K every year, my countdown to financial independence is in sight. Each month is a step closer and let’s look at how this past month is getting me there. For the month of September I made … Continue reading

Buys and Sells for the Week 9/30

No relief once again in the markets. The two sectors that have kept my portfolio balance steady all year (Healthcare & Utilities) finally cracked as utility stocks lead the declines in the market for the week and bringing my portfolio down significantly. Here are my trades for the week:

Buys and Sells for the Week 9/23

It was Ford’s turn for bad earnings and guiding lower to start the week off on a market sell off and even though everyone knew a 75bps rate hike was coming markets still tanked Wednesday afternoon and it got uglier from there for the week. If share prices stay like this I might hit my … Continue reading

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