Typically Lanny and I post a combined watch list; however, in October, we are changing the format slightly for a variety of reasons. In this article, I am going to discuss the two stocks that I am watching closely, especially considering the fact that I have a little extra capital to deploy. The waters have seemed to calm down after the turbulent September and it is difficult to find as many great discounts since the stock market had a mini recovery from the crazy downturn. Let’s take a look at my October Watch List!
The last month has been a roller coaster ride in the stock market. I love waking up in the morning and reading about the pre-markets and the developments that occurred overseas while I was asleep. Every time I read and hope for a downturn so I can benefit as much as possible as a dividend investor, whether it is from initiating a new position, lowering my cost basis in a stock I already own, or receiving a few extra fractional shares from a DRIP.
A few weeks ago I woke up and there was a sudden decrease in the market. Sadly, I froze….I didn’t know how to allocate my idle cash and it turns out I missed a golden opportunity. I learned a very important lesson from this experience. Going forward I am going to maintain a list of five stocks that I will always buy. That way, I will be able to react instantaneously the next time the market decides to suddenly drop. After weeks of consideration, I have compiled the first installment of this list. Did any of the stocks you currently own make the cut? Let’s find out.