The past two weeks have been pretty rough. Not due to the increased volatility but due to life in general. My grandfather passed away almost two weeks ago and a week ago Friday was the funeral. The man was one of the most kind hearted and loving people that I've ever met and it hurts so much to not have him with us anymore. But I know he's better off because he's no longer suffering or having to deal with knowing that he can barely move on his own any more. It still blows my mind thinking back on his life and how he was a World War 2 vet and just thinking of all of the changes that he witnessed in his life. On top of that after things had settled down a bit with Lucas now we're back on another roller coaster. Things are definitely looking better than before but he's still got a long journey ahead of him. My wife and I both could definitely go for a bit of a normal and boring stretch.
What a difference a week or two makes. The markets were quite volatile this past week with the DJIA having 100+ point moves every day. I didn't invest a whole lot of capital but I did add to my position in Emerson Electric and there's still a few more companies that I'm looking at for potential purchases. What companies have you been buying or looking at for purchase?
In case you missed them, here's the posts from the past two weeks.
Thanks again to all of you that stopped by, commented or shared posts from Passive-Income-Pursuit these past two weeks. I truly appreciate it and can't thank you all enough. I'm hoping things will settle down a bit so I can get back to a regular posting schedule but things might be extremely hectic next week.
Now on to the links!
Successful investing requires massive amounts of discipline by Brick By Brick Investing
Income investing and the fixed cost of life by The Conservative Income Investor
Dividend aristocrats in focus part 3 of 54: PPG Industries by Sure Dividend
Don't succumb to OMYS by Dividend Mantra
Investment income update - September 15th 2014 by Retire Before Dad
Alternative investments by Roadmap2Retire
Rethinking my approach to small caps by Financially Integrated
My dividend portfolio is working full-time even when I'm not by Cashville Skyline
One thing America really has going for it by Income Surfer
From super REITs to stupid REITs by Asset-Grinder
Social capital vs financial capital by Done by Forty
Some stocks don't come back by A Wealth of Common Sense
Hello, World! by Dividend Developer
I hope you all have a great weekend!