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Archive for April, 2017

How to Develop a Market Strategy and Choose an Online Trading Platform – Part 2

A week or so ago I posted part one of “How to Develop a Marketing Strategy and Choose an Online Broker.” There, I outlined five key points. However, there are more areas I would like to cover. Finally, I’m pleased to bring you the highly anticipated conclusion, part two. Without wasting any more time, let’s dive in shall we?

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Alternatives to Taking Out a Reverse Mortgage on Your Home

The following is a guest blog post:

 

Reverse mortgages are becoming more popular because they provide senior citizens with cash that they can use to fund their retirements. These mortgages are based on the equity in the home and do not need to be paid back until the loan holder dies or moves out the house.

 

Even so, you may wonder what other options you have to use your home as an asset to secure your retirement. You may get the money you need to live comfortably by using any of these alternatives to a reverse mortgage.

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Recent Buy – Cardinal Health (CAH)

Cardinal Health

 

    The market seems to be calming down lately which is good for investors. That means more opportunities to buy. As the quarter ends and companies release their earnings, some may have missed earnings slightly causing a decrease in their share price. This is the time investors wait for and buy on those dips. I am pleased to announce my first purchase of April.  I picked up 11 shares of Cardinal Health (CAH) at $71.67. Below, more info is listed for CAH.

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How to Develop a Market Strategy and Choose an Online Trading Platform – Part 1

A while back, I posted about why now is the best time to be an investor. One of the points were in reference to the current trading platforms or online brokers. There are tons of brokers out there to trade through. Just to name a few, there is Options House, Ameritrade, Trade Kings, Charles Schwab, Merrill Edge, Fidelity, and E-Trade. So let’s dig a little deeper into the subject. What should you look for when selecting a platform? What makes one superior to the other? Which one is the best? How does ones broker or trading platform fit into their overall market strategy? What other questions should you be asking? In this two part article, I will talk about what questions to ask in order to form a market strategy, and how your online trading platform plays a role into that strategy.

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Dividend Update – March

    The first quarter is done and in the books. I don’t know about you, but March is the month I have been looking most forward to posting about since the year started. Not only did I shatter my YoY% growth, I hit two milestones! Breaking the record for most dividends in a single month as well as the first month to hit triple digits of dividends. See below for all the details of my March dividends and breakdown of the first quarter:

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