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

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Portfolio Update: New Addition (CMI and KMI; October 11, 2012)

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

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Real Estate Tips (1st Property Experiences)

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

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Focus on the Core

Bruce Lee, one of the greatest martial artists of all time, used to believe that the abdominal muscles were the key muscle group to develop, since virtually every movement involved their use. A martial artist with a weak core had no business sparring, he reasoned. Similar to investing, the Core Holdings of

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