Weekly Roundup - June 7, 2015

Quick update this week since Luke is giving me a chance to write a little bit.  He hasn't strung together two consecutive good days in the last week but yesterday was good and today has been good so far.  We're working on another update on Luke for his blog and that should hopefully be up sometime later this afternoon.

Unfortunately my writing has taken a hit over the past few weeks but that doesn't mean I haven't been active with investing.  Late in May I initiated a position in Ross Stores (Full Analysis Here) but after the share price dropped shortly after my purchase I felt that I needed to average down my cost basis.  So to get June started off right I bought some more shares of ROST.  I also made another purchase during the week and I'll get the post written up about it soon.  Eventually my schedule will normalize and I can get into a groove with writing; hopefully, this week will be the start of that.

Also, be sure to sign up to receive posts via email and to follow me on Twitter@JC_PIP so you don't miss anything.  I also started a Facebook page to give people another option for keeping up to date on posts and happenings with the blog.

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!

The two sides of our portfolio by Income Surfer

Dividend investors have an advantage over everyone else on Wall Street by Dividend Growth Investor

Outlook for June 2015 by Roadmap2Retire

Start living your post financial independence life today by Islands of Investing

Fighting for financial freedom by Tawcan

Why "buying the dip" doesn't always work by Financially Integrated

Recent buy by Dividend Mantra

Investment income update - May 2015 by Retire Before Dad

Dividend income update - May 2015 by DivHut

That time I met Warren Buffett and Mark Cuban by Frugal Rules

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.

Sometimes when I get some free time I like to check out TED talks because there's a wealth of knowledge and always very interesting topics.  Here's an interesting speech regarding wealth inequality and our perceptions of it.

I hope you all have a great rest of the weekend.


  1. Great to hear Luke has been stable lately JC. We hope and pray for you guys. Thanks for including my post about our bifurcated portfolio. I have received so many questions, i thought it was finally time to write it down.

    Hope you have a great week. Do you have anything to share from the oil patch? I am thinking that contract renegotiations and layoff should be slowing.

  2. HI PIP,

    I am glad to see that you still find time for updating your site and for investing, given your personal situation with your son. My thoughts and prayers go for the health of your family!

    Best Regards,


  3. Thanks for the mention, JC. Hope things are well on your end


  4. Hey JC,

    Thanks for another roundup. Hope all is well with you and your family.

    Best regards

  5. Hey JC,

    Thanks for including my post in your roundup, greatly appreciated! And good to hear you've had a couple of better days in a row, and getting to write a little more. Hope you're all doing well and that Luke is on the improve.



  6. Always nice to average down on a stock you have conviction in. Thank you for the mention as well. I always appreciate the support.

  7. Thanks for the shout out JC. Hoping that Luke continues pulling through strongly.


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