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My Top 3 Investing Mistakes

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There are only few things in life that I consider myself an expert in, but when it comes to making investing mistakes I have earned several PhDs. We all have regrets when it comes to investing. If there were a place to go to get a do-over, we would all go there. However, there are some mistakes I never made because I saw others live the mistake before I made it. Here are three mistakes I have made, that maybe someone else can learn from...

Stagecoach

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  • So it's always the same few companies bidding, which keeps pricing rational and profitable.
  • Some cities may change how they set up these contracts, in effect keeping the revenue and paying SGC rather than what SGC normally does which is collect the revenue itself.
  • While the company seeks to deploy its earnings, it has ended up growing revenue but with lower margins.

6 Stocks Currently Trading Below their Fair Value

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Over the last 12-18 months, there have been several prognosticators saying dividend stocks are extremely over valued. In many cases, I would tend to agree. This has been reflected in my weekly stock analyses. If so, what's an investor to do? When is the right time to start investing? ...

10 Stocks Turbo-Charging Returns With Increasing Dividends

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It is a well-documented fact that a significant portion of the historical equity returns are a result of reinvested dividends. In Triumph of the Optimists: 101 Years of Global Investment Returns (2002), the authors looked at equity returns from capital gains and dividends from 1900 to 2000. They determined that performance in any given year was driven by capital appreciation, but long-term returns were largely the result of reinvested dividends.

Here are several companies looking to increase their long-term returns by raising their cash dividends...

2016 Graham Theodor & Co. Annual Letter

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The Wit and Wisdom of Warren Buffett

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The Perfect Dividend Stock

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In an utopian world, the perfect dividend stock would be one that is both high-yield and provide a high dividend growth rate. Its share price would appreciate ratable with its increasing dividend. All of this would be driven by increasing earnings and cash flow...

Loyal3 Brokerage to Shut Down in May

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I just received notification that low cost broker Loyal3 is shutting down, effective May 22 2017. Loyal3 was a decent commission free alternative for beginning investors who wanted to slowly build positions in their favorite brands, without paying any commissions. The brokerage allowed you to invest as little as $10 per transaction, and allowed buying fractional shares. At one point, Loyal3 also allowed a brief arbitrage opportunity where you could invest using a credit card, and earn rewards points. Loyal3 also allowed many investors the chance to participate in IPO’s at the offer price.

8 Stocks Pumping Up Their Dividend

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Dividend sustainability is paramount for the high-yield investor. Having a stock cut its dividend could potentially crush their income. A high-yield investor is less concerned about dividend growth than maintaining the current high-yield. Most traditional dividend growth stocks pay a moderate to low yield, thus sustainability is not enough - the dividend growth investor also expects substantial and consistent growth.

Below are several companies not only sustaining their dividends, but growing them...

Charlie Munger's 10 Rules for Investment Success

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Charlie Munger, Warren Buffett's friend and partner, is quite an investor in his own right. Munger is vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway and served as chairman of Wesco Financial Corporation from 1984 through 2011. He is also the chairman of the Daily Journal Corporation, based in Los Angeles, California, and a director of Costco Wholesale Corporation. Munger's 10 Rules for Investment Success are detailed in his book Poor Charlie's Almanac. Here they are...

Early Warning Signs of a Dividend Cut

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Investors Dividend Growth Stocks look for stocks that will provide a predictable, sustainable and growing income from dividends. It is bad when a company fails to raise its dividend at its appointed time; However, it is much worse when a company cuts its dividend. In most cases the companies' investors should not have been surprised because there are usually early warning signs that foretold a dividend cut was imminent...

Dreamland

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  • We spend a third of our lives sleeping, and yet we know so little about what goes on when we're under.
  • I'm aware of countless studies that have demonstrated how important sleep is, and still I don't feel like I know enough to be getting the most out of it.
  • Finally, on a more personal level, there was very little if any info on lucid dreaming, which is the sleep topic in which I'm most interested.

10 Stocks Providing Positive Feedback With Higher Dividends

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It seems that every investing article ends with the same conclusion - you should be buying dividend stocks. Beyond the simple concepts, some of the writers are making really bad recommendations and cross-breeding dividend investing with their preferred form of investing. Dividend growth investing is not about exit points, momentum swings, relative strength, sector rotation; instead it is about studying fundamentals, selecting superior stocks and building a portfolio with a long-term horizon. When we buy a dividend stock, we hope to hold it forever.

Canam Group

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  • For the most part, the company manages just fine.
  • Book value per share has grown steadily for many years, and so bad years like this are opportunities to get a good price for a company in an industry with barriers to entry: few companies are in a position to provide steel structures for large buildings/bridges because of previous consolidation and the know-how required, which to me means this company will be around for a long time.

The Simple Math Behind Early Retirement

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The Simple Math Behind Early Retirement
It is important to understand the simple math behind early retirement. Your savings rate, and asset returns will determine how long it takes for you to retire. Minimizing taxes and investment costs results in more money compounding for you.

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