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• - Save, invest, prosper with My Own Advisor. Then and now – Bank of Montreal This post is a continuation of my series Then and Now where I revisit some old...
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• - The following is a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% my own. One thing I do to try to put some more money back into my pocket is by using Ebates. Eba...
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• - (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); There are many risks to investing. One of the major risks that could ruin a portfolio’s chances of gener...
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• - Where did the year go? As I write this we are less than four weeks from 2018! Time flies when you are having fun. As usual, November weather has been beau...
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• - Reading Time: 4 minutesIt’s no secret that this blog has nothing to do with extreme frugality. If anything, compared to my peer bloggers, I’m probably ca...
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• - Below is a recap of the dividends/partnership distributions that we received from our family's dividend stocks portfolio – *NOVEMBER 2017 (recap).* DIVI...
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• - It's time for my November dividend update! For the month I was able to earn $407.97 in dividend income! This month was a great month for me not only did... 1 week ago • - In 2015, I graduated with an MBA in Finance. My course program consisted of 20 classes on Accounting, Marketing, Human Resources, Finance (of course!) an... 2 weeks ago • - Its time for me to post dividend income earned from my portfolios: DRIP, DIP, & Roth. I enjoy sharing them as these passive dividend income provides me gre... 5 weeks ago • - If you’ve ever gotten a gift card to a store you don’t usually shop at, you know that it can be a challenge to figure out what to do. Should you buy some... 2 months ago • - Hey everyone, I hope everything is well! I have another update for you today. Again, I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything but the reason f... 2 months ago • - April is financial literacy month. But I don't think I have anything new to teach you. That's sort of why I've stopped writing, I felt like I was preaching... 8 months ago • - It has been quite a while since I posted last. So much going on, and just so little time. Lit’s of things have been happening. My daughter has won many bea... 11 months ago • - Hi everyone, I hope everyone had a great week! I'm ready to spend the weekend relaxing and maybe catching a movie with the wife. As far as an update, I h... 1 year ago • - Stock stalking is a weird hobby. In general I do not "follow" any particular investor's activities. However, there are a couple that I have followed of so... 1 year ago • - Two Purchases for January 2016 (Amgen and 3M) During the month, I made another purchase of Amgen (AMGN). It seemed to be a good time to buy and it starts ... 1 year ago • - I find myself in a position to make a deal with the devil that could substantially increase my annual day job salary starting in 2016. More cash means mo... 2 years ago • - Well, here comes my second sell. This one was a long time coming, and I held on far too long. *On 4/7/15, I sold 34 shares of CAG for$38.14 per share. Thi...
2 years ago
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Friday, January 30, 2015

Off topic - Writing LaTeX in your blog

Just went to this link and learned how to write LaTeX code in a post. Watch this:$ax^2+bx+c=0\Leftrightarrow x=\frac{-b\pm\sqrt{b^2-4ac}}{2a}$

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Picking the right stocks is important

Today I came across this study and it has some data that confirm what the stock market is for informed traders/investors and for most people who doesn't understand the market and run away from them.

Stock picking

The way I look at the market, is obvious that we must choose profitable companies to invest in.

This is not for all investors, but for me it is how it works. I don't want to own a company that doesn't make a profit at the end of the year.

The study I mentioned above analise the Russel 3000 between 1983 and 2006 shows that, in this period:

• 2 out of 5 stocks were unprofitable investments;
• 1 out of 5 stocks lost at least 75% of their value
• 2 out of 3 stocks underperformed the Russell 3000
• 1 out of 4 stocks were responsible for all of the market’s gains
This means we have to look at a portfolio and see if our stocks are profitable, with increasing earnings and with good margins. If we do this, I believe we can profit from the market, and grow our wealth in the future.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Corticeira Amorim - sell

Yesterday I sold my shares of this company.
I had very luck, since my sell order ended the day before and, when I saw it, the price was more than 5% up my price target. So I sold and this trade turn out to give me a litlle more than 10%, including dividends.
Now I will wait for some retraction in price and buy more, in a few days I hope. :)