Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Kraft and Heinz to Merge

This morning, Kraft and Heinz announced plans to merge their businesses. The new company will be one of the top three North American food brands by sales. Kraft shareholders will get 1 share of the new entity PLUS a special dividend of $16.50/share and a commitment to maintain the current KRFT dividend (with growth) going forward. As a KRFT shareholder, I love this kind of merger!

Friday, March 20, 2015

New Buys: Initiating a $10,000 Chemicals Position

I've been on the hunt for bargains (or even relative bargains) out in the stock market lately. It's been tough! The typical list of dividend-payers trades at crazy valuations for the likely return. Sure, buying such quality companies is likely to turn out as a good idea over time regardless of valuation, but I'm trying to stack the odds of earning great returns in my favor.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

2015 Goals

Though the first quarter of 2015 is nearly in the books, I never set goals for 2015. I was a bit distracted with my new baby girl and prepping the house for her and my wife's baby shower. Though I had a mixed bag of results in achieving my goals in 2014, it was still a great year. 2015 looks promising, but what are my goals?

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Baby Girl

I announced a new portfolio addition of my baby girl back in September. The time has finally come to actually meet her. She was born on the 1st of March. She and her mother (my wife) are doing great.