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October 2012

Retire at 80: Say WHAT!?!

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 [continue reading…]


Portfolio Update: New Addition (NSC; October 24, 2012)

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 [continue reading…]


Watchlist (October 22, 2012)

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 [continue reading…]


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 [continue reading…]


Watchlist (October 18, 2012)

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 [continue reading…]