Sentiment Changes Quickly (January 11, 2016)

And just like that, the stock market is off to its worst start… EVER… When 2015 ended, things didn’t appear “great”, but sentiment was more or less still pretty bullish (as far as I could tell).

As I observe all the carnage that has already taken place in just the last 6 trading sessions, I’m reminded how quickly the tide can

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Portfolio Update: New Additions and Subtractions (October 13, 2015)

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I’ve made a few new transactions over these past few months, so I thought I would give readers an update on the overall status of my portfolio.

For starters, I’m still holding majority cash, as I continue to make a conscious effort to boost up the reserves as much as I possibly can on any given month. In my mind, I still believe that

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Seeing the BIG Picture

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From the inception of this blog up until now, my primary focus has been on reaching early financial independence. When I first started out on the journey, I thought it would be an ambitious goal to get to the top of the early FI mountain by age 37.5, so I set that as my

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Alibaba (BABA) Update: Almost 1 Year Later (August 12, 2015)

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It’s been about 1 full year since Alibaba (BABA) went public, delivering the largest initial public offer (IPO) in history. At the time, there was a lot of hoopla and fanfare, especially in the mainstream media. I didn’t know much about the stock but all I kept hearing was that this company was the next

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Portfolio Update: New Subtraction and Addition (UNP, NSC and GDX, KMI; July 27, 2015)

I made a move a few weeks back to pick up some shares of Union Pacific (UNP) and Norfolk Southern (NSC). My timing couldn’t have been much worse… Although I tried to purchase the stocks during a pullback, I was indeed making the

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Stock Trades Update and Market Thoughts (July 07, 2015)

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There’s an old saying — “Sell in May and go away…” As a Buy and Hold investor, I’m not one to really follow that type of advice, but I ended up going down that route (essentially) this year…

It was never by design, but as I alluded to in previous posts, my rationale for selling out of most of my stock positions was to build up a more robust

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