I don’t know about where you live but here the week-end is going to be pretty rainy. What is there else to do on rainy days than cooking, cleaning and reading or watching TV.
I had my share of television this week as a friend of mine lent me season 1-2-3 of the popular series Walking Dead… Zombies! God… I love zombies… I don’t know why but I hardly see the difference between them and us… we hit traffic everyday and go to work like zombies! We accept to live in a society where 90 weeks of vacation over your life is considered “a lot” or “enough”… and we spend them shopping in malls or cooking like a bacon under the sun… like zombies! Anyway, don’t get me started on this!
So I decided I would spend most of the week-end reading and writing.
Here are some great and interesting posts I came across and enjoyed :
Dividend4life discusses about defense stocks and make an interesting review of the sector. I’ve been interested by Lockhead Martin for a while myself… Who knows? It might be in my shopping cart eventually!
One of my colleague always brag about the money he’s made with IPOs, flipping penny stocks, Tesla, Twitter and Facebook’s stocks. We had nice discussion about his technique and how he was making money with these stocks. It seems that he only have the talent to “feel” when to buy and when to sell. He can’t explain it… And he also use leverage a lot. He has a 50,000$ margin invested in two or three stocks a the time and he’s trying to surf the wave.
This guy has been “investing in stocks since 2009”. He made good money often… enough to be confident about his “trading technique”. But since 2009, we’ve been in a bull market slowly blowing a market bubble. One day it will burst and I hole my colleague will have been intelligent enough to be out of those risky stocks by then.
Warren Buffett once said “It’s when the tide goes out that we see who’s swimming naked!”
Kanwal Sarai from simply investing wrote this interesting post about bubbles. It’s worth a look!
While he doesn’t know, DividendGrowthInvestingAndRetirement has been the fellow Canadian blogger who convinced me that dividend growth investing was not only sound, but also a strategy I could use even as a Canadian.
I’ve been pretty aggressive on buying McDonald’s shares recently. It’s fun to know that he has seen the same strengths I’ve seen. As an accountant, he can better explain than me why I think there was and there is still value in buying McDonald’s shares at 90-94$.
The dividend guy has been investing for 4 years using the dividend growth strategy. He’s learned a lot since then and he shares his precious thoughts about the strategy.
What’s nice with this community of bloggers is that people are always there to help each others avoid mistakes and make better-informed decisions. Investing is not hard. But it’s not easy either. To be successful, one needs to learn, read, get more experienced… Mistakes can cost a lot of money when you invest in the stock market.
Give a look at this post where the DividendGuy shares his wisdom with you!
Have a great week-end and enjoy reading!
[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]http://quityourdayjob101.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/ID-10050051.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]Hi, my name is Allan. I’m the masked blogger. Like you I’m a modern slave, prisoner of a 9@5 job in Corporate America. They told us when we were young that we would live in a society of leisure and that technology would permit us to work only a couple of hours per day. But we live in a society of stress and uncertainty. My situation could be a lot worse and I know it. So many humans are suffering on this planet. But a golden cage remains a cage anyway. At least, I have an escape plan. I will retire before 45 years old over my passive income. This is a dream that is so powerful that I will make sure it happens. To build my wealth, I mainly invest in undervalued dividend growth stocks. [/author_info] [/author]
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