Saturday, February 25, 2017

Weekly Roundup - February 25, 2017

Curated list of articles on dividend growth investing, financial independence, freedom and passive income
Happy Weekend!  Check out what's been going on in my world and some of the best articles from around the blogosphere.
I can honestly say I didn't expect to be reporting on this again, but here we are.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average set all time record high closes every single day this week yet again.  The streak dates back to February 9th and the DJIA has posted all-time highs for 11 consecutive days.  

During this 11 day run the DJIA has increased by over 750 pts for total appreciation of 3.8% from the day before the streak started.  Friday wasn't the typical kind of day with the DJIA in the red until last 17 seconds before it finally turned green.
What exactly does this mean?  I still have no idea, but I would bet that this streak can't last much longer.  The markets do go down, right?  The important thing to remember is that it always comes down to valuation so stick to your guns and only invest if the company meets your criteria.

Other than that it was a fairly boring week with no new purchases for any of my portfolios although the option activity did remain high with a total of 13 different option moves.  I was a bit more exposed than I'd have liked in my Rollover IRA so I took a few contracts off the table this past week for solid profits.  Despite all of the new positions I was able to reduce my exposure by about 50% this week to free up more capital.  

I'm hoping to get a good chunk of writing done over the weekend because there's some more companies that I want to analyze and get good price targets on in case the markets miraculously pull back. 

On to the Roundup

In case you missed them, here's the posts from Passive-Income-Pursuit over the past week.

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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!

My Best Investments and Trades by DivHut

Toronto-Dominion Bank Dividend Stock Analysis 2017 by Roadmap2Retire

Dividend Achievers Offer Income Growth and Capital Appreciation by Dividend Growth Investor

GNC Suspends Dividend: An Important Lesson on Dividend Safety by Simply Safe Dividends

Very Busy Update by Income Surfer

Watch List for March by Young Dividend

Don't Stop at One Audacious Goal by Our Next Life

Higher Salary vs Better Benefits by Retire Before Dad

Random Thoughts - Travels, Current State of Stock Market, Dividend Investing by Tawcan

Just Do It by Jason Zweig

Wal-Mart - Was Warren Buffett Right? by Dividend Time

The Importance of Updating Your P/E Ratios by Dividend Diplomats

Portfolio Update: Adding to My Best Ideas by FI Fighter

Altria's Ever Expanding P/E Ratio by Tim McAleenan Jr. on Seeking Alpha

A Textbook Example of Why Moats Matter by Brad Thomas on Seeking Alpha

If you're looking for investment ideas, A Frugal Family's Journey maintains a list of stock analyses and recent buys from fellow bloggers.

I hope you all have a great weekend!  

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