Category: Blog

  • Wall Street Journal reports on inflation… again

    Wall Street Journal reports on inflation… again

    These stories keep popping up. I don’t think this bodes well for the U.S. economy over the next few years. Costs are rising at every step in the production of many goods. Prices for oil, crops and other commodities have shot up this year. Trucking companies are paying scarce drivers more to take those materials […]

  • The Yield – Week ending May 7, 2021

    The Yield – Week ending May 7, 2021

    News and info on stocks in my portfolio for the week ending May 7, 2021

  • The dreaded word “inflation” continues to rear its ugly head

    The warnings about inflation are getting louder and louder. With all the magic money spending how can inflation not creep up? How can interest rates not rise? How can we continue to spend at such a rapid clip? I just hope I’m well positioned enough to survive any coming economic collapse. We could be at […]

  • W. P. Carey shares added to Medium Yield Portfolio

    W. P. Carey shares added to Medium Yield Portfolio

    Yesterday I added shares of W.P. Carey, Inc. (WPC) to my Medium Yield Portfolio. I needed some additional balance where the financials sector is a little heavy in that portfolio. WPC is now 1.4% of that portfolio raising my real estate percentage from 7% to 9% and reducing financials from 28% to 27%. I’ll be […]

  • Verizon to sell Yahoo and AOL

    Verizon to sell Yahoo and AOL

    Verizon is 2.1% of my Medium Yield Portfolio. This is good news to me. I don’t know why they bought Yahoo! or AOL in the first place. Verizon had dreams I guess of being a multimedia conglomerate. Regardless neither of those companies would have brought them what they wanted. I wonder what they actually go […]

  • The Yield – April 2021 Recap

    The Yield – April 2021 Recap

    April 2021 investment recap

  • Retail investors borrowing money to buy stocks

    I don’t think this is a good development. When individual investors are borrowing in order to increase their stock holdings it feels like the stock market bubble is ready to pop. It’s like gamblers using their credit cards or home equity lines of credit in order to roll the dice a few more times. I […]

  • I’m fully invested now

    Today I updated my Portfolios Page. There you’ll see every single stock and fund I’ve purchased and there is a brief description at the top of each portfolio. I completed the sale of my house in Illinois and have used those funds to fully dive into income investing. I’m a little uneasy about the whole […]

  • Weighing the risks of 3 potential new portfolios

    As I’ve posted before I have two stock portfolios right now. One is fairly conservative and is an IRA. I’m investing that one for long term growth since I can’t touch it until I hit 59 1/2 years old. The second one carries a little more risk and is invested to bring me monthly income. […]

  • Dividend Yield Theory and why I use it

    Dividend Yield Theory is the idea that a Blue Chip company’s dividend yield should hover around it’s average over some long period of time. Blue chip companies are boring, stable, and have business models that don’t change much. They are not necessarily growth companies like tech stocks but should maintain a stable stock price and […]