Well, the stock markets went everywhere and nowhere this past week. With Greece, China, Fed interest rate hike and maybe just because it's the summer, the stock markets went on a wild ride this past week. But the important thing to remember is that just because the share prices of companies you own change that doesn't mean there's commensurate changes in the outlooks of said companies. It's not very often that a company's prospects can change by billions of dollars over the course of a few days; however, if you look at the stock quotes that's exactly what you see. Unfortunately I wasn't able to take advantage of the market volatility because I was out of cash in my brokerage account. By the time I was able to move some funds around it was too late and the markets had recovered some taking away a lot of the value that was presenting itself. Oh well, I'm sure we'll have a catastrophe of the week next week to unlock some more of that value.
In case you missed them, here's the post from this past week.
- Dividend Update - June 2015
- Will United Parcel Service, Inc. Continue to Deliver the Dividends?
- Sweetening your Portfolio with The Hershey Company Dividends
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Once again I'd like to say thanks to each and every one of you that read, commented, and shared posts from here this past week. I think this dividend growth investing and financial independence community is amazing and the openness from everyone is awesome. Thanks again!
Now on to the links!
Is the first $100k the hardest? by Dividend Mantra
What kind of investor are you? by All About Interest
Part I: How I became a millionaire at age 30 by FI Fighter
Qualcomm Inc. Dividend Stock Analysis by Roadmap2Retire
Dividend growth investing - a great strategy for long-term investors by Dividend Growth Investor
My dividend portfolio: Q2 2015 by Financially Integrated
3 Years after early retirement update by Retire by 40
Quarterly Review: Q2 2015 by DivGro
A Post-Marriage Investment Plan by The Conservative Income Investor
Also, if you're looking for investment ideas, A Frugal Family's Journey keeps a list of stock analyses and recent buys from fellow bloggers.
I hope you all have a great weekend!
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