Aug 07 2021

Dividend Income Report: July 2021

Hope you’re having a great summer. While the serious heat wave we had in June has passed, here in the Pacific Northwest it has been unusually warm and scarcely any summer thunderstorms and rain. The market has certainly been mildly volatile in July, going down as often as it goes up. The new Delta variant …

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Jul 20 2021

Dividend Income Report: June 2021

I hope you had a great Independence Day celebration. Here in the Pacific Northwest, after a blistering heat wave last weekend, temperatures returned to some degree of normal for this time of year. As for the market, it’s been a volatile hasn’t it? With downward trends countered by upward trends, it seems the market isn’t …

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Jun 10 2021

Passive Income is My Superpower

“Yeah, I know, you can do all these amazing things and sometimes you feel like you will just go bust unless you can tell people about them.” – Jonathan Kent, Superman (1978) One of the coolest things about having passive income is that I feel like I have a superpower or at least a rare …

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Jun 04 2021

Dividend Income Report: May 2021

Well, May is finished and it proved to be a busy month for me. I went with my wife and father-in-law to spend a week in Florida, visiting family there. This was my third visit to the sunshine state, with my first in 2011 to Orlando to see the final launch of space shuttle Endeavor …

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May 18 2021

Dividend Income Report: April 2021

Here in the Pacific Northwest, spring is in full swing. Trees have finished blossoming and the leaves are out. Within a two week span, my Japanese maple tree went from bare branches to fully leafed. As for the stock market, the bull was vigorous in April, growing my portfolio by over $3K during the month. …

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Apr 01 2021

Dividend Income Report: March 2021

Spring is here! Despite some freezing mornings and dreary days here in the Pacific Northwest, spring is tentatively advancing and winter is receding. Regarding the stock market, it has shown some volatility (especially in the tech sector), but it has been steadily trending upward. So let’s do the numbers and see how March shaped up …

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Mar 01 2021

Dividend Income Report: February 2021

February is gone, along with winter’s final snowstorm that impacted the Pacific Northwest during the middle of the month, and spring is right around the corner. The market did pretty well until the final week of the month, when it became rather choppy and somewhat volatile. Hopefully this will pass and the market will return …

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Feb 11 2021

Dividend Income Report: January 2021

Well, 1/12th of the new year is already done and in the books. The market has certainly stayed quite bullish, continuing its upward trend unabated. Are we in a bubble? Maybe, as many stocks are clearly overvalued and a correction sometime this year is a certainty when the market is this overheated. A future correction’s …

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Jan 14 2021

2020 in Review

Hello 2021, goodbye 2020! What’s there to say about 2020 that hasn’t been said already? The year started out hopeful, despite knowing it was going to be a very contentious election year as the year unfolded. Who expected it to turn to s**t so fast? By spring the world found itself in lockdown and the …

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Jan 02 2021

Dividend Income Report: December 2020

December, as well as the year, is over! It’s rare that I’m glad to see the previous year over and done, but 2020 is certainly a year that has been challenging to us all. My wife and I are still recovering from our COVID encounter last month. We tire more easily and I still don’t …

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