Predicting 2019’s Dogs of the Dow

2019 is right around the corner and it is time for The Part Time Investor to start looking at re-balancing his portfolios. My first step is to analyze my Dogs of the Dow portfolio on M1 Finance. Part of the strategy is to select the top ten paying dividends by yield from the Dow Jones... Continue Reading →

News Trading

For this weekends installment of The Part Time Investor I wanted to talk about news trading. If there in one app I check more than Yahoo Finance it is my Flipboard news feed, it consumes a bunch of my screentime on my iPhone. When reading articles about companies I am invested or interested in I have... Continue Reading →

Book Review – Frugillionaire

I picked up Frugillionaire - 500 Fabulous Ways to Live Richly and Save a Fortune by Francine Jay the other day while doing homework at my base library. It was an easy read and a good starting point for anyone looking into saving money and creating wealth. As I have been on my Financial Independence... Continue Reading →

Managing Multiple Trading Platforms

I was recently asked how I validate investing on multiple platforms. I currently use Acorns, Robinhood, and M1 Finance as my online brokerages of choice. To answer that I need to provide a quick breakdown of the three: Acorns has a brokerage fee of $1 a month that allows unlimited transactions. It takes the spare... Continue Reading →

M1 Finance FANG Stocks

Have you ever wanted to own Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, or Google (FANG stocks) but the price point kept you out? Initially I too was priced out until I started to understand M1 Finance's investing platform a little better and realized fractional share investing was the way to go. About a month ago I started investing... Continue Reading →

General Electric Spooktacular

Is it safe to invest in General Electric (GE)? Unfortunately at the Part Time Investor GE no longer meets my Value Investing strategy or Dogs of the Dow strategy. It was recently announced that GE is slashing their dividend to $0.01 per share and are restructuring their Power Division into two units. This is after... Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday (To Me) FI Edition

I turn 35 today, which means... Well I don't know what it means. I guess I feel one day older than yesterday.  I am, however, one day closer to Financial Independence! Upcoming Professional Financial Goals: 1 more year until I earn my Bachelors Degree in Business Management. 4 more years to earn 2 Professional Certifications... Continue Reading →

Sellers Remorse

Starting off trading on Robinhood a while back I bought some stocks in a few companies I thought were undervalued and were due to rebound. This was before I started educating myself and way before I understood that I needed a strategy. Full disclosure; I bought shares of General Electric (GE), JC Penny (JCP), and... Continue Reading →

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