Weekly Roundup - September 27, 2014

The past two weeks have been pretty rough.  Not due to the increased volatility but due to life in general.  My grandfather passed away almost two weeks ago and a week ago Friday was the funeral.  The man was one of the most kind hearted and loving people that I've ever met and it hurts so much to not have him with us anymore.  But I know he's better off because he's no longer suffering or having to deal with knowing that he can barely move on his own any more.  It still blows my mind thinking back on his life and how he was a World War 2 vet and just thinking of all of the changes that he witnessed in his life.  On top of that after things had settled down a bit with Lucas now we're back on another roller coaster.  Things are definitely looking better than before but he's still got a long journey ahead of him.  My wife and I both could definitely go for a bit of a normal and boring stretch.

What a difference a week or two makes.  The markets were quite volatile this past week with the DJIA having 100+ point moves every day.  I didn't invest a whole lot of capital but I did add to my position in Emerson Electric and there's still a few more companies that I'm looking at for potential purchases.  What companies have you been buying or looking at for purchase?

In case you missed them, here's the posts from the past two weeks.

Thanks again to all of you that stopped by, commented or shared posts from Passive-Income-Pursuit these past two weeks.  I truly appreciate it and can't thank you all enough.  I'm hoping things will settle down a bit so I can get back to a regular posting schedule but things might be extremely hectic next week.

Now on to the links!

Successful investing requires massive amounts of discipline by Brick By Brick Investing

Income investing and the fixed cost of life by The Conservative Income Investor

Dividend aristocrats in focus part 3 of 54: PPG Industries by Sure Dividend

Don't succumb to OMYS by Dividend Mantra

Investment income update - September 15th 2014 by Retire Before Dad

Alternative investments by Roadmap2Retire

Rethinking my approach to small caps by Financially Integrated

My dividend portfolio is working full-time even when I'm not by Cashville Skyline

One thing America really has going for it by Income Surfer

From super REITs to stupid REITs by Asset-Grinder

Social capital vs financial capital by Done by Forty

Some stocks don't come back by A Wealth of Common Sense

Hello, World! by Dividend Developer

I hope you all have a great weekend!


  1. Im sorry for your loss, JC. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

    Thanks for the mention in the roundup.

  2. I'm really sorry to hear about the loss of your grandfather, JC. He sounds like an amazing man! Thanks for including me in this week's roundup.

  3. JC,

    Sorry to hear of your loss. It's always horrible to lose loved ones. And I hope things settle down for you guys in regards to Luke, and start looking up. Can certainly understand you taking a break from regular writing.

    Appreciate the mention. Hope you have a better week over there! :)

    Best regards.

  4. Thanks for sharing my post buddy. I'm sorry to of your loss, my grandfather was pivotal in my life also. Often thinking of you guys and Lucas. God bless

  5. JC,
    So much going on in your life, I don't know how you keep things up here. Your Grandfather sounded like a huge influence on your life and an amazing man. I never really met any of my Grandparents so it's important to me to make our parents a big part of our kids lives. Thanks for sharing your Baby Luke blog. Fascinating reads. Pregnancy and childbirth is so complicated when things go perfectly, so what you are going through must be so difficult. What I found most frustrating with our two kids, is the doctors often just didn't always have answers. We had some complications and it always came down to making a decision based on incomplete information, tough for a precise spreadsheeter like myself. Anyways, good luck in the coming weeks and thanks for the share, greatly appreciated.

  6. JC,
    Condolences on the passing of your GrandPa. I'm not investing in Emerson, but did add to my shares of 3M this week. Also used the run-up in Clorox to sell (way over weighted in the sector, and CLX had the worst prospects of the bunch) and used the money to initiate a position in Berkshire Hathaway.
    Be blessed,

  7. JC, sorry for your loss. Sounds like your grandfather was an amazing person. Take care!


  8. I am sorry for your loss.



  9. JC,

    Deepest sympathies to you and your family on your loss. I'm happy you got become so close to this great man of so much history and will always have him in your mind as that perfect role model. I'm hoping for a nice and relaxing boring stretch for you and the wife now with Lucas. Take care this week!

    Best Wishes,

  10. Hi JC,
    So sorry to hear about your grandfather and the ups and downs with Lucas.
    Your grandfather sounds like a great person and role-model.

    Best wishes,

  11. Sorry to hear about your grandfather. Any great stories to share?


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