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Mistakes

So I’ve been at this value investing thing for awhile now, and along the way I can definitely say that I’ve made my share of mistakes.  Or growing pains as I like to think of them.  Anyway, I’m going to … Continue reading

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Tenets of Value Investing – Mr. Market

For those of you unfamiliar with Mr. Market, he is an analogy that Ben Graham introduced to explain volatility in the markets.  Every day, Mr. Market provides a price for every stock in the market that he is willing to … Continue reading

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My aren’t we picky…

Something I’ve been thinking about a lot recently is how to rank a lot of seemingly cheap companies against one another.  Due to the recent market turbulence, there have been a lot of companies trading at very low levels in … Continue reading

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Micro-Cap Investing is for Me!

A few posts ago, I put up an analysis of Crystal Rock Holdings where I mentioned that it is a micro-cap stock.  What this means is that the total market value of all of the outstanding common shares at the … Continue reading

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Options Trading: Writing Cash-Secured Puts

Cash-secured put options are similar to ‘limit buy’ orders in that they potentially allow you to acquire a stock at a later date at a price below the current market value.  The main advantage of writing cash-secured puts instead of … Continue reading

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Options Trading: Writing Covered Calls

One of the reasons I like investing in dividend stocks is that I feel that they are inherently less risky than non-dividend paying stocks.  Each time a dividend is received, a small gain on your invested capital is ‘locked in’.  … Continue reading

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Dividend Growth Stocks

As a dividend growth investor, I am looking to invest in companies that have increased their annual dividend for a number of years.  Luckily, lists of dividend growth stocks are maintained by various organizations for both the Canadian and U.S. … Continue reading

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