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Added Three New Companies: BBL, CAT, NSRGY

There’s been a few companies that one of my favorite investing blog authors, Tim McAleenan Jr. of The Conservative Income Investor, recently wrote about. One of his posts was talking about how cheap the diversified materials producer, BHP Billiton, had gotten. The price has declined from the low $70s in...

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Purchase of More BP

On November 10th I found myself with about $2000 that was burning a hole in my pocket. While I have a lot of companies that are on my watchlist and would love to own, I instead decided to purchase shares of a company that I already own. I originally bought...

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October 2014 Income

This October was another solid month, despite the fact that I only have 5 stocks paying dividends this month. I guess you could say it is one of my “off” months, yet I still received $100.72. That amount is approximately 30% higher than October of 2013. Other than BAX, which...

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Crazy Visa Statistics

When you think of a dividend paying stock, Visa does not immediately come to mind. You might change your mind as you drool over these stats: Payout ratio: 18.33% Dividend Coverage Ratio: 545.69% 3 Year Growth Rate: 38.2% 5 Year Growth Rate: 33.1% 10 Year Growth Rate: N/A According to...

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The Candy Store Is Open!

Source: Yahoo Finance 10/15/2014 What a crazy market! The Dow Jones Industrial Average went from a high of near 17,350 around September 19, 2014 and then closed today at 16,141. (And today’s close even recovered from an intraday low of 15,855!) Most of that drop has been over the past...

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September 2014 Income

September has always been one of my biggest months. It didn’t disappoint in 2014. Total dividend income for September 2014 was $312.11. In September 2013, I made $186.88; in September 2012, $87.42; and in 2011 it was only $21.59. I like this trend! This amount brings the year total up...

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Investing in Water

The Great Lakes contain 21% of the world’s surface fresh water and 54% of the world’s liquid fresh water by volume. As I live next to Lake Michigan, part of this largest group of freshwater lakes in the world, I tend to forget that water is a commodity that much...

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New monthly investments via Loyal3

It is very tough to time the market. People have tried to develop strategies to do that and all have failed in the long-term. What I do know is that high quality companies will eventually go up. If your investing horizon is long enough, then it really doesn’t matter what...

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August 2014 Income

While I only have three stocks that pay their dividends in August, all three pay well and make up a large portion of my portfolio. Last August I made $117.04. This August I received a total of $233.74, a increase of 99%. This amount brings the year total up to...