Saturday, January 25, 2014

Weekly Roundup - January 25, 2014

It was a great week in both the work and blog world.  Though in the Investment world not so much as the markets have been much more volatile so far in 2014.  Heck the DJIA lost over 300 points on Friday.  But that's music to my ears as that brings prices of great companies into better value areas.  As far as work is concerned, we finished another well, this time in just 11 days which is pretty good.  We've had better wells but 11 is still a good time.


A few months back I was going to start working on posts for Seeking Alpha, but between work and the holidays at the end of the year I just didn't really have the time.  I posted a stock analysis on Chevron here in my own piece of the internet and also cross-listed it on Seeking Alpha.  I went with the cross-listing instead of exclusive content for Seeking Alpha to see what the reception is like and based on the first day I think I might start writing some exclusive content as well.  I'll still keep up the regular posting here but I think Seeking Alpha could provide another source of side hustle income to help me reach financial independence as early as possible.

I want to thank all of you for your help and encouragement and for helping us all learn and grow.  Thank you all for stopping by, commenting and sharing posts from Passive-Income-Pursuit this past week.

Now on to the links!

What I learned from Hawaii by FI Fighter

Financial envy by A Wealth of Common Sense

Coca Cola: A wide moat dividend growth stock to buy and hold by Dividend Growth Investor

How I analyze and value stocks by Dividend Mantra

The challenge with small cap dividends by Financially Integrated

What should I do with an additional $20,000? by All About Interest

IBM stock buybacks are not proof the company is dying by The Conservative Income Investor

Aqua America DRIP investment initiated by Retire Before Dad

My thoughts on McDonald's Corporation (or why on earth didn't I hold onto this stock) by The Fast Weekly

My early retirement strategy by Wallet Engineers

FI 101: Financial independence requires a visionary by FI Pilgrim

The ideal split between passive income and active income for a better life by Financial Samurai

Free e-books by The FIREstarter

I hope you all have a great weekend!  I know I will!

8 comments:

  1. Thanks for including me JC. I was shocked how good of a relative value McDonalds represented. I initiated a position yesterday, and I hope the price continues to fall because I only bought a fourth of what I'd ultimately like to own. Enjoy your time off and I'll catch you soon. Take care,
    Bryan

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    1. Bryan,

      MCD is at a great value, but unfortunately it makes up a huge portion of my portfolio. Of course my cost basis there is in the mid-$80's so I like that. I like buying in portions too and I'm sure you'll get some opportunities to pick up some more for cheaper.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Cheers to a good weekend and thanks for the mention!

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    1. WE,

      Hope you had a good one. Mine was pretty busy and I got a lot done, but now it's back to the grind of work.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. It's interesting to see people freaking out after a couple of down days in the market when we're still like 3% from an all-time high. People must be still having flashbacks to the last crash. I'm with you...I'm fine when the market throws out some bargains.

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    1. Ben,

      I wouldn't mind some more freaking out. It's pretty crazy to see though how quickly the comments from the media and worry in general about the markets can change. Just a few weeks ago everything was going to go up, now the bottom might fall out. Talk about an emotional roller coaster.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Thanks for the mention! Appreciate it as always!

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    1. FI,

      No problem and feel free to take me to Hawaii the next time you go.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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