Yahoo! This is my last day at work! We rented a vacation property for next week and we are leaving tomorrow! It will be a great timing for me as the past two months have been quite busy! We built monthly dividend portfolios for our membership sites (more on that later on) and we also bought another site (more on that also later on ). But for now, let’s take a look at what you should read this weekend:
From The Dividend Guy Blog:
I wrote two articles this week. The first one was more about a personal topic; I did my “financial freedom chronology” to illustrate how you can go from one end of the spectrum to another with a few different choices.
The second article is a review of 4 stocks to hold in your portfolio. I hold two of them already and one of them is a true gem, I’ll let you discover it!
Writing your Own Reality is following up on my questions! He clearly explains how he intends to achieve his aggressive goals in 2015. I really connected to this post as I’m in a similar situation with kick-ass goals to reach and a solid plan to make them happen.
DivHut looks at the waste management industry. It’s not really my cup of tea as growth potential doesn’t seem incredible but as Div Hut mentioned, it is clearly a recession proof industry.
Deere & Company stock analysis at My Dividend Growth. I really like Caterpillar (CAT) for about the same reason I could like DE. If you are looking at a strong company selling high quality product, DE should be on your watch list.
Dividend Yield presents 3 unbelievable dividend champions. From the list, I would consider T. Rowe Price Group (TROW) even though the yield is not super impressive (2.09%).
Passive Income Earner published the Canadian Aristocrats List. It’s a great start to pick strong dividend stocks. However, be careful; they are not all-star dividend growth stocks.
Sure Dividend looks at IBM 4 years after Buffett’s investment. IBM has greatly underperformed the market since Berkshire Hathaway purchased 11G$ of shares in November 2011. IBM is -14.15% and the S&P 500 is up by 67.01%. A proof you are not always right, even when your name is Buffett!
On a more philosophic trend, Dividend Mantra talks about freedom. I like those posts as they are situated at the complete opposite of my own perception of freedom. Therefore, it helps opening my mind to other opinions. I think we should all listen to others to open our mind.
As the FED will surely increase its rate toward the end of 2015, Dividend Ladder explains what happens to dividend stocks when the interest rate rises. In short; rising rates equals stronger economy. Can it be bad for your portfolio?
Pollies Dividend answers another interesting section about the impact of a strong US dollar on his portfolio. I personally like when the US dollar rises as 65% of my portfolio is invested in US stocks! Hehehe.
A Special Mention too…
Dividend engineering writes about his buying process in 4 steps. You can’t expect less from an engineer, right? Hahaha! More seriously, I think this is a topic that is not enough cover by dividend bloggers. We all talk about our recent purchase or make individual stock analysis. Rarely, we put the focus on how to manage a complete portfolio and when or why we buy a stock. I’ll never repeat it enough; you must have a clear and defined investing process. This is the only way you can make money over time with the market!
That’s it for this week!
I’ll hit a well-deserved one week vacation but I have post scheduled next week. However, I won’t publish dividend reads next Friday.
Enjoy the weekend!