Author: Pete

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In this latest edition, we are publishing the top viewed stocks on DividendStockAnalysis which can certainly be perceived as a major sign that these are companies that you should be looking into, here were the top viewed stocks in May:

by | Posted 4.29.2014 | Post Comment (No Comments)

There are many risks to investing. One of the major risks that could ruin a portfolio’s chances of generating adequate dividends are purely psychological. Investors who act/are overconfident in their abilities, tend to rush through, and make silly mistakes that could be disastrous. Being cocky might work in certain areas of life, but not in investing on the financial markets. One of the risks that overconfident investors take is when they create a concentrated dividend portfolio. These concentrated portfolios typically include no more than ten to fifteen individual securities. These cocky investors claim that they create these concentrated portfolios because they are only investing in their best ideas. According to these investors it is much easier to focus all your energy on ten individual stocks and research all there is to them, than to focus on thirty or more companies.

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My strategy for financial independence is called dividend growth investing. I constantly monitor the group of dividend champions and dividend achievers for companies which are attractively priced. I then analyze them in detail, in order to determine if the business can continue earning more, in order to pay me rising dividend checks in the future. I have managed to build my dividend freedom portfolio one stock at a time over the past six years. I am incredibly patient, which is why I hold on to any quality company I bought, as long as the dividend is not cut or eliminated.

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Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of International Business Machines Corp. (IBM). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis: Company Description: IBM’s global capabilities include information technology services, software, computer hardware equipment, fundamental research, and related financing. Fair Value: In calculating fair value, I consider the NPV MMA Differential Fair Value along with these four calculations of fair value, see page 2 of the linked PDF for a detailed description: 1. Avg. High Yield Price 2. 20-Year DCF Price 3. Avg. P/E Price 4. Graham Number

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The stock market in general isn’t offering a lot of spectacular individual values out there, and why would it? There’s just not many other asset classes out there that are all that attractive right now. Bonds are offering historically low yields; you’d have to go back to 1952 to find 10-year Treasury notes with yields like you see today. So odds are not on your side as a long-term bond investor right now.

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Should you save? Should you invest? If you invest, what should you invest in? Do you need a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP)? Do you need a Tax Free Savings Account? Do you need an emergency fund? What about your student loan? This list of questions for younger investors could go on and on and on…

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The P/E (price to earnings) ratio is a measure of current value of a stock. The ratio is calculated by taking the price and dividing by earnings. This tells us how much you will be paying for each dollar of earnings the company has.

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Investing in dividend growth stocks is a long-term proposition. One of the beauties of following a dividend growth strategy is that you don’t have to watch your portfolio or the market on a daily basis. For the most part, daily, monthly and yearly movements are just noise in the system.

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I rarely do this, but I was checking my portfolio the other day and wanted to second guess a few of my recent trading decisions. This is how I went from one chart to another until I found this one: This is a stock I bought; I held on to it for a while and then, sold it at loss as the company was clearly going nowhere. The problem is that it had taken their biggest bite of a meat in their history and the piece was hard to swallow. Right after 5N Plus (VNP.TO) bought a company twice its size, their market (rare earth) crumbled and VNP was stuck with the huge debt.

by | Posted 4.26.2014 | Post Comment (No Comments)

When we hear about being a millionaire, it’s generally meant in terms of net worth but that certainly brings a new dynamic to those of us that have a significant part of their net worth in their house. It’s something I can worry about at some point down the road but it’s safe to say that I’ll reach the $1M in net worth a few years before getting $1M in investable assets.