Tag: Stocks

  • The lowest yield stock I hold

    The lowest yield stock I hold

    In my three portfolios I have a total of 105 holdings. From individual stocks, to money market funds, to closed end funds the range of yields from each goes from less than 1% to over 11%. When looking at all three portfolios combined they yield about 5.6% annually. Today I’m looking at the lowest yield […]

  • Making changes to my Low Yield Portfolio

    Making changes to my Low Yield Portfolio

    While I was in the mood to make changes I took a look at some stocks that profited pretty well in my Low Yield Portfolio and decided to take those profits and put the money into some higher yielding stocks. Here are the stocks where I took profits: Archer-Daniels-Midland (ADM) Albemarle (ALB) Artesian Resources (ARTNA) […]

  • Profit taking to take advantage of some losses

    Profit taking to take advantage of some losses

    Yesterday I wrote how I closed out positions in two PIMCO funds. Specifically I closed out symbols PCKTX and PONPX. The money from those funds went into two closed end funds also from PIMCO. Those symbols are PCN and PFN. You can reference yesterday’s post for more details. The value of those funds declined significantly […]

  • Now is the time to buy not sell

    Now is the time to buy not sell

    Inflation, record gas prices, record food prices, falling markets, and political turmoil. In the short term this all looks bad. But what is your reason for investing? Are you investing for the quick buck? If so, you’ll be tearing your hair out as you watch thousands, perhaps tens or hundreds of thousands, evaporate from your […]

  • I had only one stock in the green today

    I had only one stock in the green today

    What stock is that you might ask? It’s Arrow Financial Corporation (AROW). They were up +0.1% letting me know not everything was a loser today. Sheesh! Arrow Financial Corp (AROW) has a current dividend yield of 3.47% and is rated as “Very Safe” by SimplySafeDividends. I hold AROW in my Low and Medium Yield Portfolios. […]

  • Having another rough day in the markets

    Having another rough day in the markets

    I’m not doing better than the Dow today but I am still out performing the S&P and Nasdaq. Here’s to hoping that people start bargain hunting and bring things up a bit towards the end of the day. Personally I’ve felt the Dow in particular is still double where it should be naturally. Something changed […]

  • My dividend stocks are out performing the market today

    My dividend stocks are out performing the market today

    The inflation numbers came out today and the stock market started dropping like a rock. All the indexes are down over 2% with the Nasdaq getting clobbered at 3.27% as of this writing. My three portfolios are down today as well but not nearly to the same extreme as the rest of the stock market. […]

  • Investors increasingly look to stocks that produce income

    Investors increasingly look to stocks that produce income

    Investors are rushing to companies promising regular payouts to shareholders, a sign of Wall Street’s hunger for cash in hand as the Federal Reserve raises interest rates and major stock indexes struggle. They are turning to companies such as AT&T Inc. and cigarette-maker Altria Group Inc. as the broader market endures one of its most volatile stretches of the past decade. Worries about […]

  • Economic uncertainty driving investors to dividend paying stocks

    Economic uncertainty driving investors to dividend paying stocks

    But this time around, a different dynamic is at play. Interest rates have risen swiftly, not because investors are betting on an economic surge, but because accelerating inflation is forcing the Federal Reserve to act quickly to try to rein in price pressures. Some investors worry the Fed’s interest-rate increases may even tip the economy into […]

  • Remote recording woes

    Remote recording woes

    Trying to record remotely in my car. Portfolio update and more!