Yes I may have mentioned this before. And if you talk to me in real life, chances are I've probably mentioned this in conversation too (maybe too much). I think Realty Income is the best monthly paying dividend stock. This is a Real Estate/Financial stock that pays out dividends MONTHLY. This company is listed on both the S&P 500 and the S&P Dividends Aristocrat. … [Read more...] about Realty Income (O) – The Monthly Dividend Stock
Snapchat officially filed for its IPO last Thursday (2/9/2017) and is expected to release its first initial public offering of shares sometime next month under the ticker symbol SNAP. Given its popularity in the millennial community, I decided to do a Snapchat Stock Valuation. Snap, a "camera company" according to its filing, said it plans to raise up to $3 billion, which may … [Read more...] about Snapchat Stock Valuation
Happy New Year! It is a New Year and that means a fresh start! Many of you may be planning your budget for the year and this includes retirement contributions. Here are some things to start considering in the new year: 1. Contribute to your Retirement Fund If you haven't finished contributing to your retirement funds for 2016, you have up until Tax Day to do so, which is … [Read more...] about 2017 New Year Jump Start
How did everyone do last year? According to my brokerage account, I was lucky enough to have earned 19% despite having a bumpy opening to 2016. But that's not the greatest achievement, at least not for me personally. I was able to get both my middle sister and my cousin started in investing, and did it through a disciplined approach. And to get them to invest, I … [Read more...] about 2016 Year End Review
Today (11/16/2016), minimum wage in the United States is $7.25 per hour. Many states also have their own minimum wage laws and luckily for us, the higher of the two apply. Especially here in DC where the minimum wage is $10.50 per hour and the cost of living is ridiculously higher. Let's take a look at dividends again and see how much we'd need to save up in order to … [Read more...] about How much do you need in dividends to cover minimum wage?
We're in the latter half of our earnings season and I thought I'd take some time to share some information on how to calculate expected stock price movement around a binary event like an earnings report. This involves analyzing the expected movement in the underlying options. The expected move of a stock for a binary event can be found by calculating a IV percentage of the … [Read more...] about Expected Stock Movement