Colby’s First Quarter Update

The first quarter of 2021 has been interesting so far. It has gone exactly how I expected in some ways and has gone very differently in others. The EV pump due to Biden being elected has seemed to stall out already, which is much earlier than I expected it to start to fizzle out. TheContinue reading “Colby’s First Quarter Update”

The Smith Maneuver

The vast majority of people that get a HELOC style mortgage either use that equity to do renovations or just save it for emergencies. While there is nothing wrong at all with either of those options, the bank wants you to spend that money and preferably never pay it back or pay it back reallyContinue reading “The Smith Maneuver”

Performance Goes Public (And Other News)

The biggest new in the market right now (if your into cars and an investor) is that Holley Performance Products is merging with Empower Ltd. (EMPW) and will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker HLLY. Empower is what is known as a ‘Blank Cheque’ company or SPAC (Special Purpose AcquisitionContinue reading “Performance Goes Public (And Other News)”

Bell the Cash Cow

Bell (BCE) recently announced a dividend increase from $3.33 per share to $3.50 per share ($0.8325 to $0.875 quarterly) this is a 5.1% increase. The first of these increased dividends will be paid on April 15 to shareholders that own the share before March 15th. Bell has paid a dividend since 1983 and has increasedContinue reading “Bell the Cash Cow”

Boeing Takes Flight (Kind of)

It’s been two long years since they did it last, but Boeing (BA) has finally managed to pull ahead of Airbus (AIR) and beat them in monthly deliveries 26 planes to Airbus’ 21. Boeing delivered 21 737 MAX’s which is 6 less than December. It will be a big deal for Boeing if they canContinue reading “Boeing Takes Flight (Kind of)”

Penske Raises Dividend 2.4%

Penske Automotive Group (PAG) recently announced a 2.4% increase in their quarterly dividend from 42 cents per share to 43 cents per share. This would equal $1.72 per share for the year assuming their dividend does not change any further. I consider this a really good sign coming from them considering this will only beContinue reading “Penske Raises Dividend 2.4%”

Big Time Diesel

Originally I had planned to do an article about the biggest large diesel engine manufacturers, but as far as public companies go it really turned into a two horse race between Caterpillar and Cummins (every other manufacturer is either privately owned or not on a North American Exchange). The five biggest diesel engine manufacturers are:Continue reading “Big Time Diesel”

Colby’s Top 5 picks for 2021

So, this will be my first top 5 picks article, 2020 was interesting and very volatile which is actually a really good thing in my opinion, lots of fear and speculation in the market is a fantastic opportunity to make money, though I’m sure there are a lot of people that did not enjoy theContinue reading “Colby’s Top 5 picks for 2021”

Best Way to Reinvest Dividends?

When it comes to reinvesting dividends there are really only 2 options. The first option is to use a dividend reinvestment plan also known as a DRIP. The second option is to just reinvest your dividends yourself. There are a few advantages and disadvantages to each of these strategies. DRIPS are the main strategy thatContinue reading “Best Way to Reinvest Dividends?”

Saved by the Bell

One of the companies I have been thinking about writing an article about recently is BCE Inc. which owns Bell Mobility among other things. BCE is one of Canada’s largest corporations and owns a large variety of entities within their corporation including part of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens. Bell as we knowContinue reading “Saved by the Bell”