October 2012

Retire at 80: Say WHAT!?!

by FI Fighter on October 30, 2012

in Thoughts

According to mainstream media, those of us who are able to retire by 65 should consider ourselves “lucky”! I almost spit out my water when I read the first sentence of this [click to continue…]

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As it so often seems, each time I post an update on my Watchlist, the market takes an unexpected twist, and I have to revise my gamplan. Since adding shares of Abbott Laboratories (ABT) and Air Products and Chemicals (APD), I’ve been honing in [click to continue…]

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Watchlist (October 22, 2012)

by FI Fighter on October 22, 2012

in Stock Watchlist

Well, I don’t usually intend to update the Watchlist so frequently, but the market pullback on Friday and continuing losses seen today are forcing me to re-shuffle the deck and come up with a new gameplan. I’ve initiated new positions with [click to continue…]

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Today was a busy day. As I mentioned in yesterday’s watchlist, I was eyeing Abbott Laboratories (ABT). Although the original plan was to not make any more purchases this month, I did go ahead and transfer more funds to my brokerage account, just in case. I thought I would put in a feeler for ABT today, using a limit order. I knew I would be busy in meetings all day today, so I placed a limit [click to continue…]

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Watchlist (October 18, 2012)

by FI Fighter on October 18, 2012

in Stock Watchlist

I don’t currently have any plans to add to my portfolio this month, but that doesn’t mean I can’t keep tracking the market! Many high quality companies were down this week as earnings seemed to miss on a daily basis. Google (GOOG), was one in particular that saw its shares plummet, dropping $68/share (9%) during the day. GOOG was originally scheduled to [click to continue…]

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Real Estate prices keeps climbing UP!

by FI Fighter on October 16, 2012

in Real Estate Thoughts

A common strategy used by some investors when it comes to real estate investing is to sit out the prime buying season (Spring and Summer) and tune back in during the Fall and Winter months. This move may appear to make sense, since there are generally more buyers looking to [click to continue…]

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Wishlist (October 14, 2012)

by FI Fighter on October 14, 2012

in Stock Wishlist

As we enter into Q4 of 2012, I must say that I am very pleased with the progress that the dividend portfolio has made so far this year. One of my original goals was to establish a total portfolio [click to continue…]

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No, this is not a re-post of yesterday’s transactions. I actually added two additional purchases today, giving me a total of four transactions for the week. At this point in time, I must admit, yes, I  [click to continue…]

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Today was a busy day. In between balancing work, and the playoffs (amazing comeback by the San Francisco Giants!), I managed to find time to scoop out the stock market and make two new purchases. As some readers may already know, I’ve been eyeing Cummins (CMI) for at least a month now. Earlier this month, I initiated a position with Caterpillar (CAT), but was [click to continue…]

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It has now been a few months since I closed on my first property, had a showing, picked a tenant, signed the lease agreement, and started renting out the place. I’ve learned quite a few things during the process, and now that the tenant is moved in and situated, I figured now was [click to continue…]

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