This time of year it seems to get progressively harder and harder to sit down and write a blog post. Firstly, there’s the holiday’s vying for my time — Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s are the primary offenders. There’s also parties, celebrations, and family gatherings that fill-up the days surrounding the holidays too! Certainly no time for writing then!Read more
With October rolling to a close in slightly more than a week, I thought it was high-time to spit out one of my investing ideas posts. For those of you not familiar with series of posts, every month I try to write-up the most interesting investing ideas I’ve seen over the past month.
These are investments that I find interesting, unique, and perhaps have the potential to compound money for shareholders…Read more
Wow, what a summer! Every month I try to write-up a post detailing my current investing ideas, but I failed horribly in August. Summer happened. I was so busy traveling and vacationing around in August, that I didn’t manage to write that post! Ooops! Sorry about that folks! Summer was busy!Read more
Investing? Who has time for investing? Like many families, we’ve been enjoying a very busy summer in the warmer weather. Investing has been on the back-burner compared to other activities like going to the pool, BBQ’ing, riding bikes to the library, and working on summer projects.
Even with investing on the back-burner however, I still find myself reading 10Q’s and news about all the investments I’m interested in. Call me crazy, but investing is where my interests are. Some people like to watch TV, but I read a quarterly earnings reports…Read more
They say the time to buy is when blood is in the streets… Well, I’ve starting to see plenty of red over the last couple of weeks. I guess that means it’s time for another investing ideas post!
Yep, it really has been months since I last wrote one of these investing ideas posts. It wasn’t because I lacked any interest in investing; I just couldn’t find any great ideas. Everything just looked too expensive to my eyes over these last 6 months…Read more
I need to admit I made a mistake. At first glance, master limited partnerships ( ‘MLP’ for short) always seemed like the kind of investment I would automatically dislike — With flat share prices, large debt levels and high dividend yields. They ticked a lot of my “don’t invest” boxes pretty quickly.
It should come as no surprise, that I’ve essentially ignored MLP’s for years…Read more
Once upon a time and not so long ago, I told a fairy-tale about Low Beta investing. It’s one of those great investing fairy tales backed up by plenty of research which attracted lots of attention and money. When I looked at the actual results of the strategy, it didn’t fair so well. It made for a good bedtime story however.
Fortunately, there’s plenty more investing bed-time stories where that came from! Today we’re going to look at one of the classics — a equity investing strategy used to protect the investor during recessions and other market downturns…Read more
Greater risk means greater rewards. That’s the mantra we’ll taught about stock market investing. Take the risk of investing in the stock market and you could lose money… but you might also make considerably more than you would in a bank account, or money market fund.
“Without risk there is no reward.”
That’s the story we’re told as newbie investors anyway…Read more
Last time I wrote one of these “Lessons On Investing” posts, the chosen stock was a HUGE success. It was one of those successes that everyone dreams about investing in. The kind that make you rich. I still criticize myself for not investing in the company 20 years ago. That company was Apple, Inc.
Investing successes are great of course, but we can also learn from investing failures. Some people even say you learn more from failures than you do from successes…Read more