It feels good to step off the sidelines and buy a stock considering the market has been on a tear for the last few months. Slowly and surely, I was stashing cash aside waiting for the right opportunity to strike. On this day, I received a message from Lanny in the morning that was short and to the point. “Target…may be time to buy.” I had just woke up at this time (I was in a timezone two hours behind), but I knew that message meant that something big happened with Target’s stock that caused the price to drop. When I read the text, I didn’t realize it, but Target was falling after their most recent earnings release. The time was right, so let’s see I decided to purchase additional shares of Target this week.
I just couldn’t sit on the sideline any longer. For those of you that have followed our blog over the last month, you would have realized that there was one stock I have been fixated on…Target (TGT). It was the number 1 stock on my June watch list for a reason. Over the month, I was patiently waited for the right moment to strike. When I went to buy, the stock price increased. When I wasn’t able t access the internet to actually purchase the stock, the price fell. Finally, the stars aligned as the markets had two terrible days after the Brexit situation. Time to check out why and most importantly, how much TGT stock I purchased this week!
I’m getting an itch to invest. Even after purchasing Pfizer a few weeks ago I still have some capital that I am trying to deploy. This is eerily starting to remind me of when Lanny ran into the same problem (at the same time as a matter of fact!) of having capital to deploy but no where to put it. Despite the fact that the market wasn’t cooperating this week, I have my eyes on a few stocks that are getting very close to my “buy” zone. If the prices fall next week, I may not be able to resist buying. Time to check out my February Watch List!
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 and going forward I am going to maintain a list of five stocks that I will always buy so 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.