## Blogs I follow

• - I have always been a big fan of Reddit’s Ask Me Anything threads, and then recently, I saw that Steve published an Ask Me Anything on his blog. I don't k...
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• - General Mills, Inc. is a manufacturer and marketer of branded consumer foods sold through retail stores. The Company is a supplier of branded and unbranded...
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• - We're on the road again with installment #4 from our nine week voyage across Europe. This week we're highlighting our last stop in Spain: Seville! Quick ...
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• - I’m not back from my maternity leave quite yet, but I did want to do something special before I return to the grind in November. This week I’m hosting a ...
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• - Reading Time: 5 minutesThe internet has revolutionized what we can invest in and how we can invest our money. These days it’s actually easier to make a l...
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• - Save, invest, prosper with My Own Advisor. It’s not too late – to invest like a pro this year Bad behaviour gets in the way of the best laid plans. Time...
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• - It's time for my September dividend update! For the month I was able to earn $573.56 in dividend income! This is my largest monthly dividend total! This ... 1 week 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... 1 week 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 weeks ago • - Hey everyone, today, I have a special guest post from my good friend Piffany. Piffany is a Personal Finance advocate, member of Wealth Builder Advocates ... 1 month 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... 3 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... 6 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... 9 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...
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• - 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...
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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. :)