Portfolio

September 2012 portfolio review

I’ve been thinking about writing an income investing newsletter at some point….but haven’t quite committed to that concept yet. Baby steps, baby steps….so, with that in mind I thought I’d start out with a monthly commentary on the positions I hold or have held throughout the month. Feel free to comments and let me know what you think. For my…

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Welcome to 2012!

Happy New Year everyone! I know its been a while since I last posted but I’m feeling refreshed after a good break and ready to blog away in 2012. I hope everyone had a great holiday season. As for me, the RV and family are happily stationed in San Diego for at least the first part of the winter season.…

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Stocks

Recent happenings in income land

I’m finally back from my exile in the woods. I would recommend the Gila National Forest in Southwestern New Mexico to anyone who wants a bit of peace and quiet. Now back to the business of income investing. There has been a lot going on in income investor land recently. Here are some of the items that caught my eye…

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Stocks

Finding foreign dividend stocks

Most investors, especially US investors, invest almost exclusively in their own country. There is even a name for this in the investing world, home country bias (see the link here). In many ways it is a quite reasonable and understandable phenomenon especially if you follow a maxim like invest in what you know. I don’t buy into most of the…

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Dividends , Portfolio

Christmas wish list, part one

At this time of year our thoughts usually turn to the holiday festivities, family gatherings and such. While no different for me, I usually have one more activity at this time of year that puts me in the Christmas spirit, the creation of an investing wish list. Making an investment wish list, in this case a Christmas wish list is…

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Portfolio

My personal portfolio

Today I finally wanted to get to discussing my investment portfolio and some of the reasons behind my allocation decisions. I think its better to see actual ideas being implemented rather than just talk about generalities. Lets get right to it then. You can see the bulk of my portfolio on how it is performing at tickerspy here. In general,…

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