AdamGalas

Adam Galas

I am a 28 year old who has been passionate about investing since my dad introduced me to this way of life at the age of 12. As I grew as an adolescent I used my life savings to try to earn my fortune in the thrilling world of high finance. Along the way I've made and lost several small fortunes through option speculation and aggressive growth investing and learned valuable lessons that I want to share. I am passionate about long-term, buy and hold, income focused investing. History teaches us that this approach is the most powerful means available to build long-term wealth and income. My goal is to teach my readers how to find, research and follow the kind of companies that will make their financial dreams come true.

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AdamGalas posted to the The Grand Adventure board. 2:28 PM

3 of the best energy dividend stocks

http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2015/03/30/3-best-divi...

They are all from our list. This article pretty much explains why these 3 [more]

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AdamGalas posted to the The Grand Adventure board. 2:24 PM

Monday update

CALM hiked its dividend by 39% today, causing us to buy another position, per our rules.

Talks with Iran are apparently going well, causing oil prices to drop on fears of lifting of sanctions could flood world markets with even more oil. Of [more]

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AdamGalas replied to the The Grand Adventure board. 2:01 PM

Re: Week 9 Portfolio Summary

Thanks so much. I'll make sure to try that in the future. Might also allow for that 4th column showing how the portfolios did relative to the market that week.

We've had some wild volatility in that, with 4-6% relative wins and losses in [more]

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AdamGalas replied to the The Grand Adventure board. 1:58 PM

Re: Happy 4 Year Anniversary At Fool, Adam

Don't go putting ideas in my head friend;)

I'd be more than happy to just get promoted to contractor and hopefully, one day, to analyst.

As far as megalo-maniacal ambitions go, I'd love to set up a small-mid cap dividend service [more]

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AdamGalas replied to the The Grand Adventure board. 10:08 AM

Re: Final Candidates for addition to TGA

Thanks so much Palmettodude. I'll go through these when I get a chance and see which ones make our list.

Sun Mar 29

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AdamGalas posted to the The Grand Adventure board. 10:54 PM

ILOD Sunday: Why regulating well is hard

http://www.realclearmarkets.com/articles/2015/03/30/regulato...

A good article that explains why its getting [more]

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AdamGalas replied to the The Grand Adventure board. 10:32 PM

Re: ILOD Saturday: Why Interest Rates Need to Ri

An excellent point, regarding banks not wanting to lend.

Initially the Fed, and many economists thought that zero interest rates would help banks lend more, BUT with so many loans pegged to short-term rates, as you say, their isn't enough [more]

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AdamGalas replied to the The Grand Adventure board. 10:14 PM

Re: Today's update: Oil crashes we buy 6 more co

Some good thoughts but based on the recent consumer trends of declining durable goods and increased savings vs spending I wouldn't expect summer driving season to hike gas prices too much.

In fact I think that the season cyclicality of gas [more]

Sat Mar 28

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AdamGalas posted to the The Grand Adventure board. 6:06 PM

ILOD Saturday: Why Interest Rates Need to Rise

So today's investing lesson of the day is not based on an article but rather on my own musings concerning interest rates.

Here is how our economy is supposed to work during a recession.

Falling profits (due to overcapacity due to [more]

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AdamGalas posted to the The Grand Adventure board. 5:39 PM

Week 9 Portfolio Summary

Next week is our quarterly countdown review, which will show which stocks are up and down the most, and how our portfolios are filling out.

For this past week the market dropped 2.22%.

System wide (meaning across all 36 [more]

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AdamGalas replied to the The Grand Adventure board. 5:31 PM

Re: ILOD Monday2: Why algorithms are the key to

Sounds like a plan. But keep in mind that what you're sounding like requires me to have a very nice "crib" ie a mansion, which I won't have until I'm a billionaire. Becoming "rich" means millionaire, and the key to that is a nice, [more]

Fri Mar 27

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AdamGalas replied to the The Grand Adventure board. 2:26 PM

Re: CLDT, CNP, CXP, DCT, DGAS - Rejected

Sorry, should have said, "are likely" I don't want to give the impression that this is a "where's Waldo" kind of thing and that I know there are and you need to rip out your hair searching for them.

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AdamGalas replied to the The Grand Adventure board. 2:25 PM

Re: CLDT, CNP, CXP, DCT, DGAS - Rejected

Don't get discouraged, we once had 42 stocks fail in a row before we found a winner. Of those 132 there must be at least 13 or so that will pass and make the list.

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AdamGalas posted to the The Grand Adventure board. 2:24 PM

ILOD Fri2: Combining momentum and value investin

http://awealthofcommonsense.com/

A very good point made by this article. Being a value investor is easy when you're favorite stocks are crashing but what about bull markets?

How do you [more]

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AdamGalas posted to the The Grand Adventure board. 2:12 PM

ILOD Friday: I've Seen this movie before

http://awealthofcommonsense.com/two-finance-phrases-i-could-...

A great article and I'm proud to say that “I’ve seen this movie before and it ends with [more]

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AdamGalas posted to the The Grand Adventure board. 2:02 PM

Friday update

So oil prices spiked yesterday because Saudi jets bombed some rebel camps in Yemen and then today the market realized that this isn't that big a deal so prices fell back down.

It's pretty much par for the course lately, with 2-3% price [more]

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AdamGalas replied to the The Grand Adventure board. 1:46 PM

Re: 1 year anniversary today: Thanks to you all:

Thank you so much for your kind words:)

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AdamGalas replied to the The Grand Adventure board. 1:46 PM

Re: Today's update: Oil crashes we buy 6 more co

Why do you think the next 30 days will be the most volatile? I agree that bad news in the middle east and reports regarding US production and supply will have large impacts on prices, but why is the next month special?

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