January 2018 Watchlist

Stocks are currently trading at high premiums and it’s hard to find companies where there is a reasonable margin of safety. When looking at the Cyclical Adjusted Price to Earning (CAPE) ratio, the likely future returns from equities over the timescales of 10 to 20 years is low. Only energy seems like a reasonable investment, and maybe telecom. Both have been lagging the S&P 500 for a while, but so what? Does that mean it’s time to invest? (more…)

December 2017 Dividend Income Update & Dividend Forecast for 2018

2017 will soon be in the books, and what a year it’s been. Financially, I’ve added more than $10,000 to the portfolio and $3,000 to the funds portfolio. The dividend income has risen from $336 to $1,117 which means a 232.44 % YTY growth. But my forecast for 2018 is even more motivating. Before we go ahead and look at the dividend forecast for 2018, let’s take a look at this months Dividend Income Update. (more…)

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