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I was hoping that March would bring some relief to the constant upward move in share prices, but based on the first few days that doesn't seem to be the case.
What exactly does all of this mean? Nothing really. The price of any investment is irrelevant without examining the relationship to the actual value. Despite the markets' epic run through February, and since Trump's election, you still always need to pay attention to the most basic principle of investing: price < value.
There were no new purchases this week for my portfolio although any purchases will only be coming in my Rollover IRA rather than my taxable accounts while we focus on debt rather than investments. However, that doesn't mean I was just an idle bystander. I was very active in the options market with 11 new positions being opened and 6 that either expired or were closed out.
There was some big news this week that should be good news for lots of investors. Fidelity reduced their commission from $7.95 to $4.95 and just hours later Schwab joined them in the cut to $4.95. There's still lower cost options out there, but this is a great start in lowering the fees for what is essentially a commodity.
The other great news is that I'm finally going back home. I started back to work on February 4th and was hoping to kind of be eased back into it and just be gone for 2 weeks or so. Well, today marks exactly 4 weeks, but sometime this afternoon or evening I'll be getting on the road and back at home with my wife and daughter. It's been long overdue.
On to the Roundup
In case you missed them, here's the posts from Passive-Income-Pursuit over the past week.
- Net Worth Update - January 2017
- 10 Option Moves to Boost My Investment Income
- Target Corporation: Searching for the 1-Foot Bar on Seeking Alpha
- Dividend Update Preview - February 2017 [Infographic]
- Lowe's: A Total Return Candidate for the DGI on Seeking Alpha
- Dividend Growth Investing at Work - Loonies Are Great Too
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!
How Bull Markets Affect Your Intelligence by A Wealth of Common Sense
How Warren Buffett Earns $1,140 in Dividend Income Per Minute by Dividend Growth Investor
Outlook March 2017 by Roadmap2Retire
I Quit My Job Today! by Eat the Financial Elephant
How Dangerous is a Stock Market of Financial Robots? by Jason Zweig
Charlie Munger's Most Important Concept by Base Hit Investing
March 2017 Stock Considerations by DivHut
February Dividends and Options Income by Investment Hunting
Lanny's February Dividend Income Summary by Dividend Diplomats
To Travel Long or Travel Short? by Our Next Life
Portfolio Update: Reshuffling the Deck by FI Fighter
Fewer Dividends, Please by Go Curry Cracker
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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