Selective Dividend Reinvestment Vs. DRIP


Recently, I was contacted by a reader named Talgat. He emailed me all the way from Kazakhstan. It’s truly wonderful to have readers from halfway across the world! Talgat had a question about dividend reinvestment. I wrote about this a while ago, but I thought I’d refresh this subject. His question is verbatim as follows: […]

The Joys Of Quarterly Estimated Taxes


Special note: I’m not a tax professional. What you see is a rundown of my recent experience paying my quarterly estimated taxes for the first time. As always, you should consult a tax professional for any tax questions or any specific tax situations. No, that title isn’t sarcastic. I actually view the fact that I […]

Separating Company Performance From Stock Performance


I’ve learned a lot as an investor over the past few years. When I first started buying equity in companies I thought of the stock market as a pretty exciting place. You’ve got all these whiz-bang charts that reinforce the idea that the stock market is some kind of crazy casino where stocks go up […]

How I Analyze And Value Stocks


Get your calculator out! Special note: This is going to be a very long article, but I didn’t want to break it into two pieces. I wanted to put something very special together here for you readers, but it may take some time both to read it all and absorb it. I really hope you […]

Why I Don’t Compare My Portfolio’s Performance To The S&P 500


There are many individual retail investors out there that compare their portfolio’s performance to a benchmark like the S&P 500 – a collection of 500 publicly traded companies selected by market weight, industry, liquidity and other factors. Generally speaking, the S&P 500 is a widely used bellwether for the overall U.S. stock market and an […]