Focus

As a buy and hold value investor (primarily) I sometimes have to remind myself to focus on my objectives and investing strategy. Watching and reading the news everyday my brain often gets visits from the Good Idea Fairy. Fortunately I am not impulsive with my money otherwise I would have made a bunch of bad... Continue Reading →

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Slow and Steady Wins the Race

The last quarter of 2018 was brutal for investors. Trade wars, interest rate hikes, a glut of oil reserves; among other variables; all conspired to  a depressed stock market. After a record bull run many pundits were calling for a bear market to take hold. Two weeks into the new year nothing has really happened... Continue Reading →

Bear Market or Correction?

Does it matter? As we close the year out at The Part Time Investor there are a lot of headlines about the U.S. and world economies heading towards or already in a Bear Market; some pundits are more positive calling it a correction. The world markets have definitely been getting pummeled to say the least.... Continue Reading →

Re-balancing M1 Finance

I re-balanced my Dogs of the Dow pie on M1 Finance today. It was a  very simple process: First I removed the holding GE, which I no longer wanted, from the pie. Next I selected the new holding, JPM, and balanced it to 10% of the total pie to get equal weight with the other 9... 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 →

Missed Investing Opportunities

At the Part Time Investor I sometimes look back at all the missed opportunities or "I wish I had..." moments when it comes to my money. For instance; waiting so long to buy a house or not buying stocks like Amazon back in 2003. For context I graduated High School in 2002 shortly after the... 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 →

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