Types of stocks covered include dividend stocks, growth stocks, and value stocks.  Large-cap, Mid-cap, and small-cap.

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Ingles Stock

About Ingles Grocery: Ingles is a grocery store chain in the South Eastern United States. I used to shop there years ago; however, my local store closed down about 8 years ago and now there isn’t one near me. They used to have some really great Country Ham (ok, I know this is about stocks, …

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Comparing Total Market ETF’s Today we’re going to look at two of the most popular TOTAL MARKET ETF’s, ITOT and VTI. I’ll preface by stating I own ITOT in my Traditional IRA account; here’s a prior blog where I talked about it: ITOT ETF I also own VTSAX (Vanguard’s Total Market mutual fund) in my …

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9 Stock Investing Tips

Stock Investing Tips and Mistakes I learned from Chasing Dividends: Do not chase DIVIDENDS. You will Under perform the market. Look at the following ETF’s-ITOT vs NOBL vs DGRO. You will find that taking on the additional risk of a concentrated dividend portfolio did not provide you with any additional rewards this year. The more …

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Swing Trade Success

So, over the last month I’ve been doing more SWING TRADING. What is SWING TRADING? Swing trading is when you specifically buy a stock with the intention of selling it shortly thereafter. Hold times can be a few days to a few weeks. Home Depot (in my IRA): I bought this 3/16 through 3/20 and …

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Why I wouldn’t buy Walmart Stock

Wal-mart is one of those stocks that’s often recommended as a Recession-proof stock. It’s also often recommended for a Dividend Stock portfolio. However, I’m going to go against the tide and say at this current price and valuation, I can’t recommend this stock. Why I don’t like Wal-mart stock DECLINING TOTAL SHAREHOLDER EQUITY 2017-77,798,000; 2018-77,869,000; …

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Growth Stocks

Growth Stock Updates-Fortinet, Genpact, and Mimecast

I recently began supercharging my portfolio with more growth and tech stocks. Fortinet had an earnings report today. How did it do? Fortinet beat earnings and revenue. A 21% increase in revenue year over year here. Earnings of .76 vs. .59 from this quarter a year ago. So, that is looking pretty awesome here. Gross …

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Growth Stock-Fortinet

In efforts to supercharge my portfolio with some growth stocks I recently added Fortinet to the lineup: Fortinet is a Cybersecurity company with some nice fundamentals. They do the usual firewall security stuff; however, one of their hot-ticket items is SD-WAN (Software-defined wide Area Networks). They have even surpassed Cisco with sales in SD-WAN. Their …

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Personally, I’m pleased with the new NFLX report. I don’t think NFLX was as affected by the other streaming services as they thought they would be. I also think it shows the possibilities of international growth for Netflix in the future. Just today, we got an announcement that there is going to be a Witcher …

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Top 3 Total Return stocks in my Portfolio

Lately, I’ve been discussing TOTAL RETURN a lot. Many young dividend investors chase high yielding investments without considering TOTAL RETURN. However, your goal is to have a larger and larger number in your account at the end of this game for retirement, so you not only want dividends, you want growth and large price appreciation …

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Investment Book Review-Retirement Investing for Income only!

I will start by saying this is one of the best books I’ve ever read on investing. It’s written by Bruce Miller, who is a Certified Financial Planner. Unlike many investment books, he never gets wordy or uses overly technical jargon. His manner of writing is extremely clear and the order of the layout is …

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Retirement REIT’s-Ryman Hospitality Properties

What does Ryman Hospitality do? They own four upscale resorts, entertainment venues such as the Grand Ole Opry, as well as media like AM 650 based out of Nashville The Hospitality sector includes the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tn; Gaylord Palms Resort in Florida, the Gaylord Texan Resort and Gaylord Rockies …

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