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Passive Income Update Jul 1, 2021 Investing & Retirement & Passive Income & Coast FIRE & Dividend Investing & Blogging I’ve stopped posting about my various investments that I use to generate passive income because no one cares. Sure they want to find out some ideas The Meme Stocks GME, AMC, and BB Jun 3, 2021 Investing & Trading & Stocktwits & Blogging I’m still in awe watching retail traders en masse push these stocks to highs or even new highs. It all started with Gamestock (GME) a few months ago Passive Income - T Dividends Mar 20, 2021 Retirement & 401k Retirement & Investing & Trading & Dividend Investing & Stocktwits & Blogging There are many reasons why I hold AT&T ($T) for my passive income goals. The first one is that it was around during the Great Depression and the Is A 1929 Stock Market Crash Coming? Mar 5, 2021 Retirement & 401k Retirement & Investing & Trading & Passive Income & Stocktwits & Blogging I’ve been hearing a lot of talk lately about the Roaring 20’s and how they’re here now. I guess people are seeing a market near all-time records and Passive Income for February 2021 Mar 1, 2021 Retirement & 401k Retirement & Investing & Trading & Stocktwits & Dividend Investing & Blogging This is my second monthly report on how my passive income journey to $100,000 a year is working. This month my passive income was a lot lower. QYLD Passive Income - JNJ Dividends Feb 24, 2021 Retirement & 401k Retirement & Investing & Trading & Stocktwits & Dividend Investing & Blogging Today is the day I want to write about Johnson and Johnson ($JNJ) and why I’m holding it for the long term. One, it’s a well-established company 5 Tips to Building a Dividend Passive Income Portfolio Feb 15, 2021 Retirement & 401k Retirement & Investing & Trading & Dividend Investing & Stocktwits & Blogging Building a dividend producing passive income portfolio requires thought, time, and education. Today I’m sharing 5 tips for building a dividend My Search for a Low Touch Passive Income Generator Feb 12, 2021 Stocktwits & Trading & Investing & Millennials & Dividend Investing & Blogging It was a musical thing, and you were supposed to sing, or to dance while the music was played. - Alan Watts I struggled with where to publish this Gamestop (GME) Noise Feb 7, 2021 Stocktwits & Trading & Investing & Blogging Gamestop ($GME) has been in the news a lot lately and I’ve written three articles about it on Medium. It’s been an amazing thing to watch, the short Passive Income for January 2021 Feb 1, 2021 Retirement & 401k Retirement & Investing & Trading & Dividend Investing & Stocktwits & Blogging Today I’m writing a short but important post for myself. It’s to assess how my passive income strategies are working and if I’m on track to building Passive Income - RYLD Dividends Jan 25, 2021 Retirement & 401k Retirement & Investing & Trading & Dividend Investing & Stocktwits & Blogging I continue to collect dividend producing stocks and ETFs on my journey to generate $100,000 a year in Passive Income. Earlier this month I picked up Passive Income - QYLD Dividends Jan 18, 2021 Retirement & 401k Retirement & Investing & Trading & Dividend Investing & Stocktwits & Blogging My quest continues to earn $100,000 passive income in a year. Supporting my strategy is $QYLD, a monthly dividend producing ETF that uses a Covered Passive Income - GILT Dividends Jan 10, 2021 Retirement & 401k Retirement & Investing & Trading & Dividend Investing & Stocktwits & Blogging I added $GILT to my passive income portfolio at the beginning of 2021. I did it because the ex-dividend date was on 1/8/2021 and I saw that it had a DIY Passive Income Jan 8, 2021 Retirement & 401k Retirement & Investing & Trading & Dividend Investing & Stocktwits & Blogging I spent the first week of 2021 reacquainting myself with Dividend Reinvesting and I’ve concluded that it makes a ton of sense for someone like me. Passive Investing with Dividends Jan 1, 2021 Retirement & 401k Retirement & Investing & Trading & Stocktwits & Blogging As 2020 was ending I took some time to look at our 401k balances. This was a good year for our investments, all things considered, but one thing Marriott vs Hilton Hotels Nov 26, 2020 Stock Market Trends & Investing & Trading & Stocktwits & Travel & Blogging I travel a lot for work, or rather I used to until Covid19 hit. My last work related trip was to Florida to a convention on Robotic Process Terra Tech - TRTC Nov 13, 2020 Stock Market Trends & Investing & Trading & Stocktwits & Blogging I invested in Terra Tech Corp (TRTC) back in January 2018. Marijuana / Cannabis type stocks were making big moves back then and this company looked Battle of the Retailers AMZN WMT TGT RTH Nov 8, 2020 Stock Market Trends & Investing & Trading & Stocktwits & Blogging Every year in November investors and traders look toward ‘Black Friday’ as a way to gauge how well the end of the year is going to go. Black Friday NVIDIA vs Intel Nov 6, 2020 Stock Market Trends & Investing & Trading & Stocktwits & Blogging Now that Wall Street has accepted a Biden win, we’ll see more easing from the Fed and hopefully a great Santa Claus rally. That should be good news Should you Buy the Market now? Aug 19, 2020 Investing & Stock Market Trends & Trading & Retirement & Blogging We are living in crazy times. The (Stock) Market is reaching all time highs when the rest of Main Street is falling apart. Amazon is trading in the Uphold. The Cryptocurrency Interledger Aug 3, 2020 Investing & Blogging My position on whether cryptocurrency is a fad or real changes from month to month. I had a hard time connecting the dots until recently. What An Apple a Day May 19, 2020 Investing & Blogging Apple was a great winner for me. Too bad I sold it on April 1st but hindsight is always 20-20. I think I went long sometime back DecemberDecember JC Penny is Dead May 13, 2020 Investing & Blogging From the ‘sad news’ file, JC Penny is getting ready to file bankruptcy. That’s too bad. I remember JCP being one of those ‘stalwart’ companies I XLE Energy SPDR May 12, 2020 Investing & Stocktwits & Stock Market Trends & Blogging I picked up a few shares of XLE yesterday. I figured it was beaten down enough and should revert back to the mean, hopefully around $60. Update: Now Everyone Wants to Get Rich Quick May 8, 2020 Investing & Retirement & 401k Retirement & Blogging I’m a reader of Reddit and I found a subreddit that makes me sad. It’s called r/WallStreetBets. Everyone is posting on how much money they make or Cruise Lines are Sinking May 7, 2020 Investing & Stock Market Trends & Trading & Blogging We all went on our first cruise last year on Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCLH). S and I had a great time, our kids were bored. When my wife first Gilead Sciences and Tesla Apr 30, 2020 Investing & Blogging Some of yesterday’s winners or most active should be no news to any who looks at the markets. Gilead Sciences announced some positive results Not Sure Where the Market is Going? Apr 29, 2020 Investing & Blogging I don’t know where the market is going. Will it shrug off all this Covid19 pandemic or will it fall apart? I really don’t know. That’s the thing Oil below Zero Dollars a barrel Apr 22, 2020 Investing & Blogging The Oil markets are a really dumpster fire these days. With the Russian and Saudi oil wars going on the result has been a flood of oil in the Stock and Fund Shopping List Mar 19, 2020 Investing & Retirement & 401k Retirement & Stock Market Trends & Blogging The markets have been in a complete freefall over the past few weeks. The likely culprit is Trump’s mishandling of the Covid-19 (aka Coronavirus) Python Forex Trading Bot Mar 17, 2020 Investing & Trading & Python & Forex Trading & Tutorials & python I have had some time to continue on my Python Forex Trading Bot (code borrowed from here and tweaked by me) now that we’re all self isolating. This The Contrarian Case for Getting Active Jan 15, 2020 Investing & Retirement & 401k Retirement & Python & Blogging Right before the New Year I posted an article on Medium titled “Is Passive Investing Going to Kill Us?” It centers around one particular chart where Morgan Stanley Layoffs, VTI keeps climbing Dec 10, 2019 Investing & Blogging Yesterday Morgan Stanley announced a 2% reduction in workforce across the entire organization. It’s citing an “uncertain global environment.” That’s AI Trading & Lehman Brothers? Nov 27, 2019 AI Machine Learning & Investing & Blogging WOW! I posted this over 12 years ago. Talk about being spot on the money! I hate to do this but I’m going to quote myself here: I firmly believe Investing in the S&P500 beats AI Trading Nov 26, 2019 Investing & AI Machine Learning & Blogging I forgot to link to this image back in early May 2019. It’s from Bloomberg and it makes a lot of sense, maybe eye opening for some. {{< img Market Trends Nov 25, 2019 Investing & Stock Market Trends & Blogging Identifying stock market trends is like eating and drinking the Zeitgeist. It has to be inside you to understand it. You have to be social, go Auto Support Resistance Lines in Forex Nov 8, 2019 Python & AI Machine Learning & Investing & Tutorials & python On the heels of my last post, I’ve extended those functions to the EURUSD pair. The data starts from this year 2019 and goes through to yesterday. Ray Dalio Goes Long Gold Jul 22, 2019 Coin Collecting & Gold & Real Estate Investing & Investing & Blogging I just read this CNBC article that Ray Dalio is going long Gold. He believes that the markets are undergoing a paradigm shift and he might be right. Real Estate Buying Guide Jun 18, 2019 Real Estate Investing & Investing & Blogging I want to share my experiences as a Real Estate Investor (REI) and expert in the engineering field as a way to help novice real estate buyers. My Real Estate Flippers are Flipping Out Jun 11, 2019 Real Estate Investing & Investing & Business Ideas & Entrepreneurship & Blogging It’s been a long time since I wrote anything related to Real Estate (RE), especially about flipping houses. I heard on Bloomberg yesterday that the Vanguard's Total Index ETF - VTI Jun 2, 2019 Investing & Retirement & 401k Retirement & Blogging Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links and at no Passive Investing & Income May 25, 2019 Investing & Retirement & 401k Retirement & Blogging I’ve written about this countless times but I’m a big fan of passive investing in the markets. By doing less, I actually gain a lot more in returns. Microsoft the AI Powerhouse May 7, 2019 AI Machine Learning & Investing & Blogging I’ve been a long term shareholder of MSFT and I’ve been rewarded quite well. Under the leadership of CEO Nadella, Microsoft has become and AI Investing in 2019 and beyond Mar 19, 2019 Real Estate Investing & Investing & Retirement & 401k Retirement & Blogging The r/investing sub cracks me up sometimes. This guy has had enough of the sub because all it spews is how great Buffet is and dollar cost How Passive Investing Saved My Life Nov 29, 2018 Real Estate Investing & Investing & Blogging Passive investing saved my life in many ways, but not in the way you think. It didn’t swing from the trees like Tarzan and snatch me away from a Ray Dalio's Pure Alpha Fund Nov 20, 2018 Investing & Gold & Blogging Ray Dalio’s Pure Alpha Fund returned 14.6% for 2018. That’s an amazing feat considering the majority of hedge funds averaged a loss of 6.7%. How My Investment Returns Nov 1, 2017 markets & Investing Just a simple tracking of my 401k investments (very diversified) and a more concentrated small stock portfolio Why Tesla? Jun 12, 2017 Tesla & TSLA & markets & Investing #Why Tesla I recently added Tesla (TSLA) to my personal holdings. I did this in response to President Trump’s withdrawl from the Paris Climate QQQ Holding List Jun 6, 2017 markets & Investing AAII Sentiment Chart June 1, 2017 Jun 4, 2017 markets & Investing Real Estate Market is Back! Jun 3, 2017 Real Estate Investing & Investing & Blogging Boy oh boy the real estate market is back with a vengeance. All of my Architect and Engineering friends are busier than right before the 2007 Latest Holdings Jun 2, 2017 Portfolio & markets & Investing #Latest Holdings I no longer do short-term, swing, or day trading. It’s a fools game IMHO and I’ve always done better by doing less. Plus I’m Cryptocoin volatility May 28, 2017 Currecy & Bitcoin & Ethereum & markets & Investing #Cryptocoin Volatility About two years ago I bought a few Bitcoins. I averaged into them around $400 and then promptly forgot about them. It was I'm So Bad At Picking Stocks Apr 29, 2016 Investing & markets & trading & Stocks I spelled it out in this post. I do very little trading these days and mostly focus on diversifying in mutual funds. I do own a few stocks (see The Less I do, The Better I do Mar 30, 2016 Investing & Forex & Trading & Mutual Funds & Stocks & markets #The Less I do, the Better I do Somewhere between 2010 and and 2011 I stopped Forex Trading and stopped stock picking. It was just too much stress Hedge Funds not so lucrative anymore Mar 26, 2016 Hedge Funds & Investing & Startup & markets & Trading #Hedge Funds not so lucrative anymore Ouch! Looks like Hedge Funds are not so lucractive anymore. So what’s killing the golden goose? In a word: Seasonal Investing May 22, 2012 R & Investing & tutorials This chart shows you that there is some truth to the “Sell in May” and the “Santa Claus” rally. Plus it’s the main reason why I rebalance my 401k on Rolling Performance of SPY, GLD, and SLV May 16, 2012 R & Investing & tutorials It’s been a while since I fired up R and charted out the rolling performance of SPY, GLD, and SLV. Here it is. You’ll note that the SPY has AAPL over the years May 8, 2007 Investing & Trading & Stock Market Trends & Blogging There’s something to be said about buying winners. Winners continue to win, and in the case of stocks, they keep making new highs. I know that AAPL