Weekly Roundup - May 9, 2015

This past week has been pretty crazy and I'm glad I haven't gone back to work yet.  Each month we get a new doctor to be the attending, doctor in charge of Luke, and this past Monday they swapped again.  Since we had a new doctor coming on we expected the first week to be relatively uneventful even though we knew there was plenty to do to figure out the best route to take to keep Luke progressing.  So much for that though as Tuesday he had a CT scan and then Wednesday he was taken to the cath lab to close one of the pathways in his heart that should have closed on its own by now.  The real test of whether that was the right decision will come next week when they lift his paralysis, but so far so good.

There wasn't much news to report for my portfolio although I did close out one position of mine because it just didn't fit the narrative of my portfolio any longer.  Actually for a couple months now but I finally decided to close the position.  I have some plans for what to do with that capital but any suggestions are always welcomed.  As of now I'm looking at investing part of that capital into a REIT and then I'm not quite sure what else I'll invest in.  I hope to start getting more stock analyses written over the weekend, but that will definitely depend on whether I end up going back to work or not.  The start of a new job is always very hectic and throws my schedule out of whack for a couple days.

In case you missed them, here's the posts from this 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!

Investment Income Update - April 2015 by Retire Before Dad

Dividend Portfolio Sector Allocation May 2015 by DivHut

Biotechnology for Dividend Stocks? by Financially Integrated

Happy Trails? by Income Surfer

Passive Income Update - April 2015 by Roadmap2Retire

How to be an Intelligent Dividend Investor by Dividend Growth Investor

Be Mindful: Your Thoughts and Experiences Shape your Investment Strategy by FI Fighter

You can have it all, just not all at once by Dividend Hustler

The Shocking Truth About Share Buybacks by Chuck Carnevale on Seeking Alpha

Destination: 2015 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders Meeting by Dividend Mantra

Growing a Dividend Forest by Sure Dividend

Recent Purchase and Analysis of Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI) by My Dividend Growth

Top 5 Low Dividend Yield High Dividend Growth Stocks by Dividend Diplomats

Stock Valuation: The Mystery of the Discount Rate by The Dividend Guy

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

I hope you all have a great weekend!


  1. Hey JC.
    Thanks for including my article. You have a nice weekend over there. Wish us the best! Take care and be stopping by as always. Cheers bud.

  2. Thanks for the mention, JC. Have a great wknd.


  3. JC,

    Thanks for including me.

    Hope everything continues to improve for Luke!

    Best regards.

  4. Thanks JC for sharing the list, some interesting reads with a few I missed. And special thanks for sharing a link your our Collection of Recent Buys and Collection of Stock Analyses!

    Hope you enjoy your weekend my friend. AFFJ

  5. Thanks for the mention PIP. ARCP will likely be "dead money" for a while, though hopefully they turn things around in the future.

    Hope you have a nice weekend!


  6. We keep praying for you guys JC. Hope the coming week brings good progress for Lucas. You certainly weren't the only one to dump ARCP in the wake of their accounting scandal. Thanks for sharing my post! Have a great week

  7. Thank you PIP! Nice roundup! Hope you had a great weekend :-)



  8. Thanks for the mention, JC. Hope this week has been good to you and the family thus far. Best wishes!


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