You vs. The Market

I can’t help but feel the urge to write after the recent drop in the markets. I will admit that I haven’t felt great about the recent drop at all, but I also haven’t had much stress about it which I think is the ultimate test of whether my investing strategy is working. My mind … Read more

Earnings Week – Xmas came early

Mr. Market delivered xmas early this year A couple of weeks ago I published an earnings week preview to get my readers prepared on the results of: Apple Starbucks Under Armour Buffalo Wild Wings I want to shift my focus on what happened with those 4 stocks after earnings and what is important: Stay the … Read more

Earnings Week For My Investment Portfolio

It’s time for earnings!! Apple (AAPL)… Jul 21st Starbucks (SBUX)… Jul 23rd UA (Under Armour)… Jul 23rd BWLD (Buffalo Wild Wings)… Jul 28th Some of the articles I read on earnings expectations mention companies will feel the pressure of forex during this quarter. Something for investors to be prepared for… regardless of how the market … Read more

How Options Work (Options Investing: Part 1)

Part 1: How Options Work Part 2: Stock Options vs. Stocks My goal is to give you a basic understanding of how options work so that you can start using them as part of your investment portfolio. Many investors (especially when starting to learn about investing) dismiss the idea of investing using options because they think … Read more

Q1 2015 – Portfolio Review (+ 8.20%)

Dividends earned in March 2015 = $244.80 * (Total dividends YTD = $734.40) * Total dividends were a combination of a $240 regular distribution + $4.80 premium distribution. YTD Performance Dividend Project Investment Portfolio = + 8.20 % S&P 500 Index = + 0.44 % Before I write any further, my calculations of the S&P 500’s performance come right … Read more

Apple Earnings – Q1 2015… One for the History Books

On Tuesday January 27, 2015 after the markets closed, Apple released it’s Q1 2015 financial results… and what an earnings report it was!! Rewind a bit to the trading that took place on Jan 27: Jan 27 – S&P 500 Performance Jan 26 Close: 2,057.09 Jan 27 Close: 2,029.55 Change: – 27.54 pts or – 1.34 % Jan … Read more