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Starting Speculative Portfolio

On my latest Updates post I talked about some more speculative investments that I have been making and will be making in the future. I just wanted to provide a little update regarding that. Soon there will be a page called Speculative Portfolio keeping track of all of this under...

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Back at it with new dividend buys — FLO and GILD

The first was buying an additional 50 shares of Gilead Sciences (GILD). I had purchased this biotechnology company in February 2016 at a share price of $89.779. I liked the company at that price and recently it has gotten even more attractive. I was able to buy these 50 shares...

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August 2016 Income

In total, I received $278.82 in dividends for August 2016. Due to dividend cuts from KKR and KMI, I actually dropped substantially this month (first time that has happened!). Last August I received $414.84. The loss of KMI cut out about $89 this month and KKR dropped it by another...

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Optimal Asset Allocation

Like many of you here, you’re probably taking advantage of the excellent portfolio tools available for free at Personal Capital. If you haven’t, I recommend you check it out. It is kind of like Mint but with more of a focus on investments. Once you get more than $100,000 in...

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Dollar-Cost Averaging with Bitcoin

I hope that everyone is doing well. I apologize for my absence from posting on the Two Investing blog. However, Scott and I were discussing Bitcoin recently, during which we had some good laughs about my Bitcoin investing, and Scott mentioned that a Bitcoin update would be a great blog...

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Updates…

While I have not been posting much lately (I will soon!), I have been working on some things in the background. Here are a few of them: 1) I opened a Schwab Global Investing account. I’ve been wanting to get diversified into more international stocks and this will allow me...

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March through July 2016 Income Updates

Man, I’m behind! I’m finally getting settled in my new job in Minnesota and decided to finally get going on the blog posts. Believe it or not, I do have a few posts in draft status just awaiting the finishing touches. Updates for the dividend portfolio spreadsheet will be coming...

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Latest Purchase of Amgen (Finally!)

It has been a while since I posted here (despite being very active troubleshooting the dividend portfolio tracker spreadsheet). On June 8th I added 20 additional shares of the biotechnology company, Amgen (AMGN). This purchase adds on to the already 34 shares that I had, adding an additional $80 per...

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Taxable and Tax-Free Portfolio Allocation

A reader of this blog by the name of Jeff recently wrote a great comment that I felt warranted its own post. Here’s his comment: Hi Scott, Great site !I stumbled across your blog in pursuit of dividend growth investing. Even though this post is from 2014, i’m still hoping...

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Roth IRA Conversions & Purchase of BAC

I usually try to max out my Roth IRA as early as possible each year in order to maximize the effects of compounding. Due to the high cost of living in Chicago this year, I was unable to contribute $5,500 until recently. However, rather than contribute directly into a Roth,...