Sold Compass Minerals Inc., Trimmed VEREIT down to 2% and Bought more CVS

 

Hello, sharing an update of my investment actions today. Some trades where made:

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Why I Sold Target (TGT)

Selling stocks isn´t something I want to do often, but let´s just make it simple: If you need money, sell. I purchased Target around $53 and sold yesterday at $59. Total profit was only 5%. I never intended this investment to be a buy-and-hold-forever kind of thing. However, owning a stock for only 188 days is short. I admit that. (more…)

August 2017 Passive Income

As a new way of following my progress, I will start to write a monthly Passive Income Report each month. This will not include my dividend income. Rather, I want to show you other ways of increasing your income-stream without doing any more work. You just have to work smarter. Let’s go ahead and take a look:  (more…)

Summer 2017 Dividend Income Update

Before we dig into the Dividend Income Summer Update, I want to talk a bit about how my summer has been. The summer of 2017 has been wonderful. On Saturday I turned 25 years old. I celebrated my day by doing a 15-hour hike with my family in the Norwegian fjords. My dog at 11 was struggling a bit because of the previous hikes this week, but as always, he managed.  (more…)

How to Think Like a Consultant

Today we are going to take a look at how a Consultant thinks and solves a problem. After this exercise, my goal is for you to understand that having a global perspective of the world is crucial when trying to become a good investor. Also, I hope that you follow this progress when evaluating companies:

  1. Evaluate the general market.
  2. Evaluate the isolated stock in the market.

We are going to go through a real case that I had when I participated in a workshop with a very famous American consulting firm. (more…)

How To Travel The World On A Budget

Dear readers, some of you are old loyal readers that enjoy seeing new posts once a week about stocks or dividend income, and some of you are totally new to Stockles. That means that you might not know the true purpose of my blog.

Stockles, What’s the true purpose?

The goal behind this blog is to educate, inform and inspire people to live their lives in a more comfortable and exciting way. So, this time, we will step away from the normal stock blog post, and I will tell you how you can travel the world on a budget. Seems interesting? Then continue reading. (more…)

How To Formulate Investment Goals Using 4 Simple Rules

Lately, I’ve seen that many dividend investors tend to use portfolio value as one of their main goals or measures for success. Most investors haven’t experienced a recession or a major bear market, and I claim they should rethink their goals.

UPDATE: Not sure if YOC is usable after all. Instead, Dividend Income might be the key. However, you can read the article for fun anyways. Remember to check the comments for further info. (more…)

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