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 →

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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 →

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 →

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 →

Free Tools For Screening Stocks

As a part time investor I try to keep my expenses low. I currently trade on three platforms; Acorns, Robinhood, and M1 Finance. My total cost? $1 a month. Free screening tools: Yahoo Finance TradingView sinkorswim Yahoo Finance is my go to screener. It has free charts, news, fundamentals, financials, and analysis. As a value... Continue Reading →

Investing Strategies

As a part time investor I like using a buy and hold strategy. If I made trading a full time job I would learn quantitative analysis and sit and a computer all day buying and selling on small movements in the market. It's probably a good thing I don't invest full time because I don't know... Continue Reading →

Robinhood

Shortly after I started investing in Acorns I got the itch to start picking my own stocks. I gave myself a crash course on stock investing with Investopedia and started researching stocks with Yahoo Finance. There are traditional platforms to choose from like TD Ameritrade and Charles Schwab, among others, who have a stellar reputation with a... Continue Reading →

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