Earnings season suggests we may move higher still

So earnings season is substantially concluded for almost all companies in my portfolio, US and Australian, income and growth. I was generally impressed by what I saw. Maybe the market does have higher to go still? [Read more...]

The Buffett Option Strategy

I’ve never been one to really contemplate an option strategy, though I’ve been intrigued at the prospect of options to generate income. I read a piece on an option strategy that Warren Buffet has put in place that has started to change my mind.  [Read more...]

Financial Independence Distraction or Opportunity?

I’ve received a very interesting work opportunity recently. I’m trying to work through whether this is a net boost to my financial independence or a potential diversion. [Read more...]

My rental portfolio: Q2 2014

While I don’t intend to do a rental update every quarter, last quarter marked a significant step for us on our quest for financial independence. [Read more...]

My Growth Portfolio Q2 2014

The 2nd quarter was a productive one as far as the growth portfolio was concerned. Here’s how things panned out.

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My Dividend Portfolio: Q2 2014

Q2 2014 dividends are in!  This update summarizes portfolio progress year to date for 2014.

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Am I a closet growth investor?

I’ve noticed that I’ve been steadily amassing positions in technology companies recently. It caused me to reflect on whether I’m making a conscious (or even unconscious) transition to being a growth investor. [Read more...]

Initial Experiences as a Landlord

It’s been close to 1 month or so that we have had tenants occupying our old place. While we had a few initial issues, things appear to be moving forward in the right direction.  [Read more...]

Adding some technology names to the portfolio

I’ve been making a few selective changes to my portfolio recently, influenced largely by the drubbing that’s been metted out to tech stocks, and the fact that most established slow growth stocks continue an unrelenting rise. [Read more...]

Signs you have the dream job

A number of people I know have recently made the switch to new roles, and there are a number of others that I know who are actively considering making such a move. It got me thinking, how do you recognise that you are on a good thing when you have it?  [Read more...]