## Blogs I follow

21 hours ago
• - A couple of years ago, I shared with you that I am increasing my fixed income allocation by buying individual bonds, CD’s and bond funds. I made some calls...
1 day ago
• - *What is Bitconnect ? * 'Bitconnect is an open source, peer-to-peer, community driven decentralized cryptocurrency that allows people to store and inves...
2 days ago
• - Save, invest, prosper with My Own Advisor. Back-to-school so back to the bank? September is around the corner and that means back-to-school shopping seas...
2 days ago
• - Welcome to July 2017's business income report where I show you how I made money online last month. It's time to look at this month's update and see how I...
3 days ago
• - One of my first tasks as a new mom is setting up an account to save and invest for my daughter’s post-secondary education. When I attended university, I ...
4 days 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...
6 days ago
• - GYFG here checking in for the June monthly financial report. If you have been reading these reports for a while you will notice that I have the same intr...
6 days ago
• - It's a rainy day in the outskirts of Koblenz, Germany and I finally have time to crank out the latest monthly financial update. It's 60 degrees and drizzli...
1 week ago
• - Since our family began investing in dividend stocks approximately two and a half years ago, I've been keeping a personal log of what other dividend blogge...
5 weeks ago
• - Hey everyone! I know it’s been a while since my last post but I would like to write a quick update on what I have been up to lately. For the last 3 weeks...
1 month 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...
4 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...
7 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
• - It wasn’t all that long ago that retirees could count on decent yields from stable, fixed-income investments. Ten years ago, it was easy to find 5% yield...
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...
1 year 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
• - Para fazer intraday, além da análise técnica, podemos e devemos tomar atenção ao calendário económico e de preferência ao minuto, aqui vamos seguir todas a...
2 years ago

## 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. :)