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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.
- Dividend Growth Investing at Work - Another Classic from this Champion
- 9 Option Moves to Boost My Investment Income
- Dividend Growth Investing at Work - Rising Stocks Rising Dividends
- Can You Still Win With Wal-Mart? Stock Analysis on Seeking Alpha
- Idle Hands
- Dividend Growth Investing at Work - A Raise Is A Raise No Matter How Small
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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