## Blogs I follow

• - There is a reason for high prices. Often, high stock prices indicate a very good company. There are studies that show an outperformance of higher priced st...
2 hours ago
• - If you have viewed our family's *Net Worth Page*, you probably already know that it does not include the equity in our home. Although, we do realize tha...
7 hours ago
• - As part of my monitoring process, I review the list of dividend increases every week. I am able to monitor companies I own and those I may be considering o...
10 hours ago
• - It’s official, we’re now living on a sailboat! To be specific, it’s a Lagoon 42 catamaran that we named Paradise. Now, we are still very new to this life...
10 hours ago
• - EQ Bank is a digital bank that has been around for a few years but I only just started using in January. I waited too long! In this EQ Bank review I shar...
11 hours ago
• - Reading Time: 10 minutesWow, June was a doozy of a month. I felt like I traveled all around the world in 30 days. That might be a bit of an exaggeration ...
2 days ago
• - "JM", a new commenter on the blog, left a great comment asking about tracking spending and how that helps you get to Financial Independence. "Do you trac...
4 days ago
• - Its time for me to post dividend income earned from my portfolios: DIP & Roth. I enjoy sharing them as these passive dividend income provides me great insp...
1 week ago
• - It has been a while since I posted anything. I can’t begin to explain all the amazing things that have transpired over the past couple of years. In a few w...
4 weeks ago
• - Save, invest, prosper with My Own Advisor. Reader Questions – What are you saving for? Thanks again good readers. I appreciate hearing from you and rece...
1 month ago
• - No matter if you are getting into investing or are looking to diversify your portfolio, you’ve likely discovered that the process can be overwhelming. In...
1 month ago
• - I was watching a portion of the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting this weekend and I thought I would share. Warren Buffett doesn't try to time the stock ma...
2 months ago
• - Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!
3 months ago
• - Hey everyone! How is it going? I can’t believe that it has been almost 5 months since my last post! I’ve sort of been side tracked playing the online mar...
5 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...
1 year 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...
2 years 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 ...
2 years 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...
3 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...
3 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. :)