October 2017 Stock Considerations

Can you believe it? October is knocking on our door and it’s time, once again, to outline my potential stock picks for the new month. Looking forward I feel compelled to mention some of my recent ‘old favorites’ as well as mention some REIT picks which I haven’t bought in a while. I’ll get to … Read more

Buying Insurance Stocks On Near Term Weakness

Earlier this year I wrote a post titled, “Insuring Your Portfolio With Insurance Stocks,” as I discussed the relatively boring nature of the industry, specifically the property and casualty insurance space. I mentioned how this boring sector is tempered by its stability and predictability in terms of measured growth and it being a potential reliable … Read more

September 2017 Stock Considerations

With a new month quickly approaching it is time, once again, to lay out my potential stock picks and decide where I’d like to deploy my fresh capital for the month of September. After a pretty big month of buying in my account for August I may have to throttle back some of my investments … Read more

How Dividend Income Can Be Part Of A Strong Retirement Plan

The following is a guest blog post: Retirement planning is more than just your savings and your social security compensation; you must look at every asset you have and make it work in your favor to produce the most capital and create the most comfortable retirement life possible—especially as you reach your retirement years and … Read more

Why Dividend History Matters When Investing In Dividend Stocks

This is a guest contribution from Nick McCullum of Sure Dividend Dividends are an important part of shareholder total returns. The following chart compares the long-term price returns (excluding dividends) to the long-term total returns (including dividends) of the S&P 500 (approximated using the ETF SPY).   Source: YCharts   The 10-year rolling total returns … Read more