Going Through The Motions – Roundup

August can be a slow month. Earnings reports are done, not much new is happening and people are finishing up the vacation season. Still I’ve had fun in the dividend blog realm this week. I’ve also enjoyed seeing some movement in Apple after my purchase at $437 a while ago and I’m glad I didn’t sell when I started getting concerned back in June. It’s nice to have Carl Icahn’s support.

I finally had a chance to read and review Don Mac’s dividend investing book earlier this week. Next week I’ll be reviewing The Dividend Guy’s dividend growth book so keep an eye out for that.

Here are a few investment related posts I’ve been reading this week.

The Dividend Guy has picked 10 stocks with solid dividend growth. A few of these are even on my top 50 stock list.

Have you considered adding Coca-Cola (KO) to your dividend portfolio? Take a look at DGSI’s post first to get the latest scoop.

Think you are frugal? Compare notes with Dividend Mantra. I want to keep working towards saving over 50% of my take home pay. His savings rates are amazing.

Before you buy stock in Dr. Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) make sure you read Passive Income Pursuit’s analysis. Could the stock be way overvalued at these levels?

Charlie Munger has a long track record of success. Has he finally gone senile just before he turns 90? Read Dividend Growth Investor’s take on Munger’s recent comments on energy independence.

Financially integrated discusses 4 reasons to sell a dividend stock and one warning before you do.

Is China on your mind? See what Matt Krantz over at USA Today has to say about Chinese stocks in your portfolio.

And just for pure fun have you seen the new design over at My Own Advisor? I like it.


  1. DL,

    Thanks for the mention! I appreciate it.

    Glad to see AAPL is working out for you! I went back and forth on it a few weeks ago. I decided not to buy, but I could have just as easily gone the other way with it. Best of luck as an Apple investor! 🙂

    Take care!

  2. Thanks for the mention Dan. The Apple moves in the last were pretty amusing to me. Its like all of a sudden investors switched on to Apples potential because they saw comments from Icahn and Soros indicating admiration for the company and possible investment. Nothings really changed in outlook, business or fundamentals. Talk about an inefficient market!. Drove the stock up more than 10% on the week. Absurd!

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