Retirement

Revisiting a recipe for a happy retirement

Time out in the boonies, in our case the wonderful eastern Sierras, almost forces you into a reflective mood. Yesterday was one of those days where the amazing beauty of a spectacular hike (see my wife’s post and pics here) got me thinking about what is needed for a happy retirement. Well, I should say rethinking because early on in…

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Portfolio

IVY portfolio end of September signals

Yesterday was the last trading day for the month of September 2012. Time to take a look at look at the month end closing prices for the ETFs that make up the IVY timing model and see if any actions need to be taken. As usual you can see the signals at world beta or my preferred source dshort. Below are the signals…

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Portfolio

Every investor needs an information management strategy

Today I want to talk about information overload. Investors today are bombarded with more information than ever from an expanding array of sources. Many think this is a good thing but in reality it mainly leads to investor under performance. Investors and traders need to learn how to narrow their focus, limit their information intake, in order to increase their…

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Portfolio

IVY portfolio end of July 2012 signals

Today was the last trading day in July. Time to look at the month end closing prices and see what actions an investor would need to take if they are implementing the IVY timing portfolio. Great thing is that you don’t need to keep track of these yourself. They are done for you at World Beta in the chart updates…

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Dividends

Investing for a living top 10 posts on dividends

Time for guide #2 to the blog. This post lists what I think is a good introduction to dividend investing and some of the nuances behind it. Enjoy! Core strategy: dividend investing – why dividend investing makes up the core of my investment strategy. Simple really. Better long term returns. Dividends; the great bear market protector – the 2nd best…

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