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Investing Formulas for Google Spreadsheets

The page describing my portfolio spreadsheets was getting a little confusing with all the formulas. To simplify things I’ve decided to pull all the importxml and importhtml formulas that I’ve used over the years to retrieve such data as dividend yield, latest stock price, 5-year dividend CAGR, etc into this...

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November 2014 Income

While I only have three stocks that pay their dividends in November, all three pay well and make up a large portion of my portfolio. Last November I made $82.90. This November I received a total of $236.24, a increase of 185%. This amount brings the year total up to...

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(Legally) add more than $5,500 to your Roth IRA each year

I add $6735 in cash to my Roth IRA each year. Those of you over 50 may already be “catching up” by adding $6500 a year. However, I am only 31. How am I able to add more than the IRS-mandated $5500 a year and keep it all tax free?...

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Major portfolio spreadsheet update

I don’t usually release a new post for each revision to my portfolio template, but this one was such a major one that it warrants its own page. I was reading through some of the blogs in my blogroll and came across Ryan’s spreadsheet. It made mine look immediately outdated....

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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...