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FFJ Portfolio – April 2018 Dividend Income Report

Another month gone by and time for another FFJ Portfolio status report. A few stocks I viewed as overvalued in recent months have retraced to fairly valued levels based on analyses I conducted in April. As a result, in the ‘side accounts’ I acquired: 217 shares of 3M (NYSE: MMM) 300 shares of Stanley Black [...]

By |April 30th, 2018|General Investing|Comments Off on FFJ Portfolio – April 2018 Dividend Income Report

Illinois Tool Works – Now Priced Fairly

This is an introduction to my Illinois Tool Works (ITW) stock analysis which is based on Q1 2018 results and revised projections for FY2018. After the ~$36 pullback in price subsequent to late January 2018 and the 2nd upward revision in projected FY2018 earnings subsequent to the company's December 1, 2017 Investor Day presentation, I [...]

By |April 28th, 2018|General Investing|Comments Off on Illinois Tool Works – Now Priced Fairly

3M – Pullback Has Prompted Me to Increase My Position

This is an introduction to my 3M stock analysis which is based on Q1 2018 results and revised projections for FY2018. In my October 9, 2017 article I viewed MMM as being overvalued. I now view MMM as fairly valued and have increased my position in the company. Summary MMM released its Q1 2018 results [...]

By |April 26th, 2018|General Investing|Comments Off on 3M – Pullback Has Prompted Me to Increase My Position

Taylan and Tanya – Practicing Discipline on Their Journey to Financial Freedom

Financial freedom does not need to forever remain a dream. Financial freedom is achievable if you set realistic goals and objectives, you educate yourself, and you are disciplined.   Today’s Guest Post is from Taylan and Tanya (last name protected at their request). I stumbled upon Taylan’s Retire via Dividends blog several months ago and [...]

By |April 24th, 2018|Guest Posts|Comments Off on Taylan and Tanya – Practicing Discipline on Their Journey to Financial Freedom

Avoid Market-Linked GICs and Principal Protected Notes

Financial institutions promote Market-Linked GICs and Principal Protected Notes touting risk mitigation and attractive return potential. Readers are very strongly encouraged to read the fine print when researching these products. Initial appearances are very deceiving. A subscriber recently had a discussion with a broker in which the topic about safety of principal was a topic [...]

By |April 23rd, 2018|General Investing|Comments Off on Avoid Market-Linked GICs and Principal Protected Notes

Stanley Black & Decker – Attractive After Recent Pullback

This is an introduction to my Stanley Black & Decker stock analysis. It is a follow up to my January 31, 2018 article at which time I viewed SWK as being overvalued. I now view SWK as an attractive long-term investment following the recent pullback in SWK's stock price. Summary In my January 31, 2018 [...]

By |April 22nd, 2018|General Investing|Comments Off on Stanley Black & Decker – Attractive After Recent Pullback

Genuine Parts Stock Analysis

This is an introduction to my Genuine Parts stock analysis in which I provide my opinion on what I intend to do once I receive shares of the combined Essendant and S.P. Richards entities later in 2018. Summary On April 12, 2018, Genuine Parts (GPC) and Essendant (ESND) announced that the companies had entered into [...]

By |April 19th, 2018|General Investing|Comments Off on Genuine Parts Stock Analysis

The Future for My Top 10 Holdings

In a recent interview with Nick McCullum from Sure Dividend I share my opinion on the future for my Top 10 holdings. Visa The Bank of Nova Scotia 3M The Royal Bank of Canada Church & Dwight Johnson & Johnson Chevron Walmart Canadian National Railway The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Becton Dickinson Have a [...]

By |April 18th, 2018|General Investing|Comments Off on The Future for My Top 10 Holdings

Parker-Hannifin Stock Analysis

This is an introduction to my Parker-Hannifin stock analysis which is based on Q2 2018 results and projections for the remainder of FY2018. Summary Parker-Hannifin is a Dividend King having increased its annual dividend for at least 50 consecutive years. While the diluted - weighted-average common shares outstanding has been reduced dramatically since FY2008 and [...]

By |April 17th, 2018|General Investing|Comments Off on Parker-Hannifin Stock Analysis

Avoid the Seductive Trap of a Poverty Mindset

In order to attain a reasonable level of wealth you must avoid the seductive trap of a poverty mindset.   Today’s Guest Post is from Henry (last name protected at Henry’s request). I encourage you to read this September 21, 2017 article in which Henry outlined the steps he and his better 50% are taking [...]

By |April 16th, 2018|Guest Posts|Comments Off on Avoid the Seductive Trap of a Poverty Mindset

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