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FFJ Portfolio – July 2018 Dividend Income Report

This is my July 2018 FFJ Portfolio dividend income update. The portfolio was created in January 2017 for the purpose of demonstrating how investing in well managed companies with competitive advantages can assist investors in reaching their long-term financial goals without the need to speculate or to chase dividend yield. In my July 14th ‘Price [...]

By |August 2nd, 2018|General Investing|Comments Off on FFJ Portfolio – July 2018 Dividend Income Report

Don’t Rely on Dividend Yield on Cost

Relying on dividend yield on cost as part of your analysis and investment decision making process leads to decisions being made on irrelevant information. It can also lead to extremely poor investment decisions as borne out by the example I provide about a company which has destroyed shareholder value over the past several years.   [...]

By |July 29th, 2018|General Investing|Comments Off on Don’t Rely on Dividend Yield on Cost

Passive Dividend Income Growth

The purpose of this article is to stress the importance of creating a stream of ever increasing passive dividend income. In order to help you in this regard you need to take the advantage of TIME hence the importance of starting early in life on your Journey to Financial Freedom.   I have absolutely no [...]

By |July 27th, 2018|General Investing|Comments Off on Passive Dividend Income Growth

Back on Track

This company experienced a significant deterioration in its relationship with various segments of its customer base and key operating metrics over a few quarters were deteriorating. A new CEO was put in place and this company has taken significant steps to repair these damaged relationships. I added a few hundred shares when the market priced [...]

By |July 25th, 2018|General Investing|Comments Off on Back on Track

One of My Top 5 Largest Holdings Helps Me Sleep Well

This is a classic example of why I focus on investing for the long-term. This company released its Q2 2018 results and Mr. Market immediately lopped $4.83B from this company's market cap relative to the previous business day's market cap. By market close, this company's market value exceeded that of the prior business day.   [...]

By |July 24th, 2018|General Investing|Comments Off on One of My Top 5 Largest Holdings Helps Me Sleep Well

Treat the Pullback as a Buying Opportunity

While FY2018 EPS has been revised downward ever so slightly, this company continues to generate strong Free Cash Flow on an annual basis. It has repurchased $1B of its shares in the first half of the current fiscal year and has indicated it intends to repurchase another $0.5B in the 2nd half of the year. [...]

By |July 23rd, 2018|General Investing|Comments Off on Treat the Pullback as a Buying Opportunity

Stanley Black & Decker – Stock Analysis

Stanley Black & Decker is currently fairly valued and I view it as an attractive investment for disciplined investors with a long-term investment horizon. It is a member of the exclusive Dividend Kings group of companies. These are companies which have a 50+ year of uninterrupted dividend increases.   Members of the FFJ community can [...]

By |July 22nd, 2018|General Investing|Comments Off on Stanley Black & Decker – Stock Analysis

Fairly Valued Dividend King

This company is currently fairly valued and I view it as an attractive investment for disciplined investors with a long-term investment horizon. It is a member of the exclusive Dividend Kings group of companies. These are companies which have a 50+ year of uninterrupted dividend increases. Summary Strong Q2 results recently reported and projected earnings [...]

By |July 20th, 2018|General Investing|Comments Off on Fairly Valued Dividend King

My Favorite Investors Really Like This Company

This company is the largest player in a highly regulated industry and is deemed to be a Global Systemically Important entity. My favorite investors have invested billions in this company and have been significantly increasing their holdings over the past several quarters. Summary Dividend distributions and share repurchases come from profits generated from normal business [...]

By |July 19th, 2018|General Investing|Comments Off on My Favorite Investors Really Like This Company

Berkshire Hathaway Amends Stock Buyback Policy

Just a quick note as a follow up to my May 16th article in which I indicated I had acquired 200 Class B shares (NYSE: BRK-b) for the FFJ Portfolio. The stock price has trended lower subsequent to my purchase but I see the company’s stock has popped in this morning’s pre-market trading and that [...]

By |July 18th, 2018|General Investing|Comments Off on Berkshire Hathaway Amends Stock Buyback Policy

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