Dividend Income Report 2018

Another year has passed us by, so quickly I barely noticed. We all made new memories and have experiences changes in one or another way. Indeed, 2018 has been an exciting year, with many ups and downs. When looking at the equity markets, the downs literally have taken over control in the past two months. With S&P 500 dropped by almost 10%, December 2018 was…

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Recent Buys in December

Recently I have been optimizing my portfolio to align it with my goals. This resulted in a reallocation of capital from ETFs towards dividend growth stocks. As I’ve started to exit the ETFs early this month, it was a perfect opportunity to redeploy cash and take advantage of the ongoing stock market volatility. Without further ado, this were my recent stock purchases in December: (1)…

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Tweaking the SF portfolio

With the end of the year is coming closer, many people start to think about the New Year’s resolutions. It is a well-known tradition almost everywhere in the world. Personally, I know it’s resolution-time when the gym is totally crowded in January. It is always amazing to be a witness of this beautiful play year after year. In the new period everything should be better….

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Recent Buy – Bank of America

Recently I was thinking about fear and how it affects our investment decisions. In fact, fear is a natural reaction, a part of being human. It activates the fight-or-flight response that is vitally important when facing a physical danger. Thus a certain degree of fear is good because it allows us to survive. But at the same time, it is also the greatest obstacle that…

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Watchlist – December 2018

There are many traps for an unwary investor that can lead you into deep water. One of my all time favourites is the erratic behaviour to buy cheap stocks just because they are cheap. Truth be told, I’m guilty of falling into that trap multiple times. Don’t get me wrong. Valuation is a key factor that requires an examination. But in the first place, quality…

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