Monday, January 28, 2013

Recent Buy: Scotts Miracle-Gro

Despite my view that the market is due for a pullback, I'm always on the hunt for stocks I believe to be good values. Today, I bought 75 shares of Scotts Miracle-Gro (SMG) for $44.50 or $3,337.50. My entry yield is 2.9% and will add $97.50 of annual dividend income to my portfolio.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

2013 Goals

Again, late to the 2013 party with this post, but it's never a bad time to write down goals. 2012 was a great year. I got married to my high school sweetheart, bought our dream house back home, sold first house after doing tons of work, learned new skills, and overall had a grand ol' time. 2013 has a tough comparison, that's for sure.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

2013 Stock Market Outlook

I know I've waited nearly the entire month of January to provide a market outlook/commentary for 2013, but my opinion hasn't changed from January 1st. In short, I'm confident the major indexes (S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average, NASDAQ) will finish higher than they started by 5-8%.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Flooring Delays

We have 42 boxes of bamboo flooring sitting in our living room. Enough to cover 1,000 square feet. We planned to install a chunk of flooring this past weekend, but hit a snag. 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013