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2/5/16...my introduction to ETF's

(Note: I originally wrote this for a post on seekingalpha.com, but it wasn’t submitted and it is probably better suited to this venue. The follow-ups hopefully will be posted there.) 1,018 more words

2015 Dividend Overview

What better way to get this blog going than by providing an overview of the dividends I received in my first year of investing. Apart from a Royal Dutch Shell shareplan which I have been gradually investing in since 2011, my first ever equity purchase was December 17th 2014, so my 2015 results do represent the start of my investing adventures. 404 more words


Transition for Portfolio Two

Portfolio Two is transitioning to ETF’s and CD’s.  This is aligned with the “basic plan” that I refer to here.  The portfolio has $28,781 (all in cash) as of December, 2015. 501 more words


Oil is at an 11 Year Low - Let's Buy Some!

The headline in yesterday’s morning news read that oil is now trading at close to an 11 year low, or around $36 a barrel!

Poor oil. 589 more words


Five wild stats from October ETF flows

The leaves and the weather weren’t the only things that changed in October.

Investor sentiment also shifted sharply across the board as shown in the month’s exchange-traded fund flows. 765 more words

U.S. Federal Reserve

iShares MSCI Turkey ETF (TUR): Analyst Report

The iShares MSCI Turkey ETF (TUR) provides equity exposure to Turkey which is the largest economy in emerging Europe. This exchange traded fund (ETF) offers risky single country emerging market equity exposure and should be deployed as tactical tool within a diversified portfolio. 683 more words

Emerging Markets

Investing Outside the U.S.

I continue to believe that the US equities market is overvalued. Granted, I’ve thought this since July 2012, and clearly have been wrong, but after seeing it go up so far so fast, I just have to believe that at some point soon there will be a big correction. 330 more words