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Interactive Brokers Review

In my Interactive Brokers review, I share my real experience with applying for the account, depositing cash, making trades and my initial opinions of my new broker. Interactive Brokers My new broker for my taxable account is Interactive Brokers (IB), and I’m very excited to have an account with them. If you [...]

Money in the Trough – The Dividend Portfolio Grows in July

With all this flapping about with Greece and the Chinese markets, I saw an opportunity to make a couple new purchases.  Unfortunately, I don’t yet have money in the new brokerage account, so I have a limited amount of capital to invest at the moment.  But even small purchases are good [...]

Dividend Income and Net Worth July 2015

June proved to be a great month with $114.87 received in free dividend income.  There isn’t much that I can add to my dividend income for the month that wasn’t included in the half year report.  To say that I’m happy would be an understatement.  This is money that will [...]

Money in the Trough and Impulse Buys

This Friday began a weekend of impulse buys that cost me almost $4,000.00.  Granted, they are all assets but talk about sliding down a spending slippery slope.  None of these buys were planned. So, the first impulse buy started off as kind of a headache.  I had previously told myself [...]

Preferred Stock Dividends And Their Role In Your Portfolio

Preferred stock and preferred stock dividends are an interesting investing strategy that can add an element of safety to your stock dividend portfolio. Preferred stock is a share of ownership in a company that is superior in line to common stock. But, preferred stock is inferior to bonds. That simply means [...]

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