Stock Market Thoughts (August 19, 2015)

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As I’m writing this, oil and energy stocks are being taken to the woodshed… again. It’s been another BRUTAL day, and who would have thought a few months ago than an investor could pick up shares of a high quality company such as ConocoPhillips (COP) for sub $48/share and a dividend yield of 6.2%?

What can I say? It’s getting ugly out there! Over the last 6-7 years, investors have been heavily spoiled by this bull run, witnessing stocks only moving in

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Sitting on the Sidelines (The Art of Patience)

I’ve been slowly exiting out of the markets since May when I sold out of most of my individual stock holdings. Sudden stops and turns always seem abrupt, so I am not surprised in the least bit that my shifting strategy approach has caught the ire of a few other investors.

It’s never been my intent to mislead anyone, but since these blog updates are occurring in real-time, I don’t have the benefit of any

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Deflation: Who Would Have Thought?

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The more I invest, the more I realize that I do not know much about ANYTHING. For the longest time, my mind was fixated on the thought of early FI, so I did what many on the journey are taught to do…

I kept on investing… rain or shine.

They say you can’t time the market, but it also doesn’t take a

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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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Overheated Markets (I’m Confused)

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Regardless of whether you invest in real estate or the stock market, I think we can all agree that this much is clear — This bull run has persisted for some time now (6+ years), and the overall markets are overheated. And although that much is certain, I’m finding the thought processes and strategies used between real estate investors and

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