Weekly Roundup - March 25, 2017

Curated list of articles on dividend growth investing, financial independence, freedom and passive income
Happy Weekend!  Check out what's been going on in my world and some of the best articles from around the blogosphere.
Another week has come and gone.  I never really understood it when I was growing up whenever someone would tell me that time speeds up once you get old, but man does it ever.  It seems like every week and month goes by quicker and quicker with each passing year.  Oh to go back to the days where I didn't have a care in the world.
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...

VEIEX return
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.

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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.  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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  1. Good roundup! Helpful information on the Gross Profitability Ratio.

    1. Tyler,

      Glad you enjoyed the roundup. The GPR article by DVB was solid.

      Have a great weekend.

  2. Thanks for sharing your weekly roundup posts, JC.

    You hardly ever hear of someone wanting to work at night rather than daytime. But if you sleep better that way, why not!?

    1. Ferdi,

      Yeah, it's funny because when I first started doing this work in 2010 I hated working nights. Once I started working days it was great. However, after the oil field slowed down and I started working nights I found that I much prefer that. I don't know why but it seems like everything just goes better for me and I'm a lot more focused with my writing. Go figure!

      Have a great weekend.

  3. PIP -

    Time goes by too fast.. and it does get worse. We need to control our time and that's all there is to it. Makes me sad sometimes, but dividend investing at least is exciting to me! haha. Nice week of articles and thanks for the mention.


    1. Lanny,

      It sure does and with every passing year it goes by faster. Of course coming to that realization makes me want to strive for FI even more to reclaim my time for myself.

      All the best.

  4. I know what you mean by time just goes by too fast. It seriously felt like yesterday when I was telling people they need to get their 2017 goals in order so that they could hit the ground running. And now we are almost 3 whole months in.

  5. Thank you for including "Finding Quality Companies With the Gross Profitability Ratio" in your Weekly Roundup!

  6. Time does go by fast. I can't baby DivHut already turned 2. Enjoy every day as much as you can. Thanks for the DivHut mention again. Much appreciated. Hopefully you can go back to your night owl lifestyle sooner than later.


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