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I hope to get more writing done this weekend and upcoming week, but after switching back to days for this job my focus is noticeably lacking. I don't know if it's the fact that the markets draw my attention since they're open or if it's just that I'm more tired when I work days. Go figure! I'll be glad when I can get back to working nights because for some reason everything just seems to go better for me: I sleep better, I'm more awake, I cook more so I eat healthy, I'm more productive...
Outside of getting some more option positions on there wasn't much to report about my portfolio, well other than the 2 dividend raises that I got this week. Score! However, I can't help but wonder what could have been had I got a 1 day return like VEIEX delivered this week. Obviously that's a data pull mistake, but just think of the possibilities with that kind of return. A one day return like that would turn $0.01 into $9,463. If you happen to repeat that return for one more day you'd now have $8.956 B! Now to just find something that can generate that and I'll be set!
In other market news, despite what the last few months have shown the stock market can in fact go down. The markets have been on a huge run since the election in November with markedly low volatility. On Tuesday the S&P 500 had it's first 1 day decline of more than 1% in the last 110 days or so. That's impressive, but it sure makes it hard to find investments trading at attractive valuations.
On to the Roundup
In case you missed them, here's the posts from Passive-Income-Pursuit over the past week.
- 12 Option Moves to Boost My Investment Income
- General Mills: Only A Buy If... on Seeking Alpha
- Dividend Growth Investing at Work - Banking on Higher Dividends
- Dividend Growth Investing at Work - Getting In On The Ground Floor
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. This dividend growth investing and financial independence community is amazing and the openness from everyone is awesome. Thanks again!
Now on to the links!
The Behavior of Stock Market Manias by Base Hit Investing
Updating My Favorite Performance Chart for 2016 by A Wealth of Common Sense
Why Holding 100% of Equity Investments In Taxable Accounts Is A Mistake by Dividend Growth Investor
The Threat and Risk of Rising Interest Rates: Separating Fact from Fiction by Chuck Carnevale
Stock Spinoffs With No Yield by DivHut
How To Value Stocks Using The Graham Formula by Freedom 35
A Valeant Update: Damaged Goods Or Deeply Discounted Drug Company by Aswath Damodaran
February Options Income by Option Hunting
The Importance of Pacing Yourself on the Road to Financial Independence by Our Next Life
Why CAPE is Useless by Ken Fisher
February Dividend Income From YOU the Bloggers by Dividend Diplomats
Finding Quality Companies with the Gross Profitability Ratio by Dividend Value Builder
Summer Vacation for 5 in Europe by Root of Good
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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