Monday, January 3, 2011

The Dividend Pig Has Moved!!!

Hello All,

I just wanted to let everyone know that The Dividend Pig has a new home!  I finally get my new site up and running, so please check it out The Dividend Pig.  I tried to bring all my old posts from here over, but for some reason only a few made it, so if you want to see any older posts you will find them at this address. 

I'm excited to have my own little place on the web, and to start a new round of stock analysis for 2011!  Remember to update your bookmarks and subscriptions! 

Happy New Year!


Sunday, January 2, 2011

Weekly Links for 1.2.11

Here are my favorite articles from the past week.  I hope everyone is having a great holiday weekend!

How To Deal With Highly Valued Stocks by Matt @ Dividend Monk (this is an old post but one I just found and definitely worth checking out)

2011 Investing Goals @ Dividends Value

Valuation Informed Indexing by Jacob @ ValueWalk

Dividend Stocks and a Safe Distribution Rates @ Dividends Value

Universal Corporation Analysis @ Dividend Growth Investor

December Net Worth Update @ The Passive Income Earner

Best of Money Cone 2010 @ Money Cone

2011 Economic Outlook by Alan Murray @ WSJ

Why I don't Believe in this Santa Rally by Brett Arrends @ WSJ

How to Travel Around the World for $400 by Steve Lamb @ Gizmodo (this is not a finance article but it's still incredibly interesting!)

Friday, December 31, 2010

What Was Your Best Investment This Year?

I just finished crunching the numbers in the my year-end portfolio analysis, and overall things went pretty well in 2010.  Aside from dividends, I purchased the bulk of my securities in the first half of this year, so with the latest market rally, almost everything is up (JNJ and being my biggest loser). 

My best performer of the year however, was that wonderful beverage company...

YTD, including reinvested dividends, Coca Cola has returned 21.86%! 

I'm still going to hold my position, reinvesting dividends and adding when the price drops (it's a bit pricey at the moment) but it's always fun to see some real returns, even if they are only short term. 

Who was your best performancer of the year?  What was your return?  I'm interested to hear about the successes of my fellow investors and bloggers! 

Have a great New Year's everyone!  To a Happy, Healthy, and Profitable 2011!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Free Retirement Planning E-Book Available

I recently came across a great opportunity to download a free e-book over at FiveCentNickel.  The book available is "Unveiling the Retirement Myth" by Jim C. Otar, a certified financial planner from Toronto.  It has garnered some good reviews over at Amazon, where it sells for $49.99.

I'm not entirely certain why this book is being offered for free, but I would recommend you take advantage of the offer.  The e-book can be found here

Don't forget to thank Nickel for this great find!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

I Hope We Never Run Out of Beer: Supply and Demand for Non-Economists

I am not an economist.  In fact, in my four years of higher education, I never even took an economics class.  But I am an investor, and I am also a consumer.  In being so, I think it is important to understand the basic forces that explain and influence our economy. 

Over the next couple of months I will attempt to understand and explain these laws of economics in plain English.  If you enjoy reading this post, please subscribe to my RSS feed for regular updates.

Today, I’m starting with the most fundamental building block of an economy, Supply and Demand.