Lifetime Investor Blog

My Blog is a great educational tool to learn more about investing.

I posts educational articles, commentaries, my actual stock/ bond/ real estate/ tax lien investments, and more.

Be sure to read through all my past entries! You can click on the tags at the right to go to posts by topic.

Rising Interest Rates – What Does This Mean for Investors?

July 10, 2013: In recent days interest rates have started to rise from the extremely low levels of the last 5 years. The Fed recently announced that it will begin “tapering” it’s $85 billion bond purchases sooner than the 2015 target date it had previously announced.  The Fed has been purchasing huge amounts of bonds since the… Read more »

Dogs of the Dow mid-year update

July 7, 2013: The Dogs of the Dow is a stock market investment strategy outlined in our Stocks course.  The following article gives one writer’s update of the strategy’s performance through June 30,2013. Dogs of the Dow article The Dogs strategy has provided a 20% return for 2013 through June 30, 2013, not including dividends. … Read more »

Stock Purchases/ DDD & SSYS

July 1, 2013: Though we are in a stock market correction, I decided to purchase two of the four companies that are in the 3D printing category.  I owned 3D Systems recently and only sold because the market got too frothy.  I consider the 3D printing stocks to be a core holding due to their disruptive technology which I… Read more »

Stock Market Lesson: Ruckus trade update

RKUS update 6-2013

June 28, 2013 I thought I would follow up on a trade that I placed in February 2013.  I bought shares of Ruckus Wireless (RKUS) on February 13, 2013 and was stopped out the following day on February 14, 2013. I wanted to followup on this trade and show the importance of using stop-loss orders…. Read more »

Stock Market Lesson: HPQ update

HPQ update 6-2013

June 17, 2013 I wanted to followup on my Hewlett-Packard trade placed back in November 2012, when I bought shares at 11.52.  Here is a chart through today: (Click chart to enlarge)   This chart shows a classic decline and panic V bottom in November.  I  purchased the stock on November 20, the panic day…. Read more »