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 replied to the The Grand Adventure board. 5:06 PM

Re: How NOT to speculate on oil stocks

I actually just watched "The Europa Report" about a privately funded mission to search for life in Europa's ocean.

It's amazingly scientifically accurate and made me think of Musk and how, if Tesla and SolarCity end up making him [more]

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AdamGalas replied to the The Grand Adventure board. 5:04 PM

Re: ILOD Fri: Things might so bad very quickly

A great point. No bubble can inflate forever and the bigger it grows the more energy required to expand it at a rate of decreasing marginal returns.

Thus to inflate the market at our current rate for years would require exponentially more [more]

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AdamGalas replied to the The Grand Adventure board. 5:03 PM

Re: portfolio selection

I'd advise dollar cost averaging into positions so that if the market corrects you're less stressed and likely to panic sell than if you just jump in all at once.

As for which portfolio to try, I'd say go with what your needs are. [more]

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AdamGalas replied to the The Grand Adventure board. 3:25 AM

Re: Kinder Morgan's shocking earnings

Distributable cash flow/ dividend.

This quarter Kinder had enough cash left over after running its business to cover 121% of the dividend even after raising the dividend 14%.

Given the troubles the oil industry is having that [more]

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AdamGalas posted to the The Grand Adventure board. 4:49 PM

ILOD Thur: Wall Street is Robbing You Blind!

http://awealthofcommonsense.com/wall-street-is-not-going-dow...

Warning, if you have high blood pressure, or a heart condition then do not read this [more]

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AdamGalas posted to the The Grand Adventure board. 4:43 PM

Thusday Update: More good news for oil, Netflix

PORTFOLIO UPDATE

No dividend changes or portfolio additions today.

Oil posted a 6th straight day of gains, up another 1% today on news that US shale production may be dropping faster than expected.

Just my luck that just [more]

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AdamGalas posted to the The Grand Adventure board. 1:31 PM

Oil stock that's better than Linn Energy

http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2015/04/16/3-reasons-t...

Though neither of these are list stocks, this article is a [more]

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AdamGalas posted to the The Grand Adventure board. 12:40 AM

Kinder Morgan's shocking earnings

http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2015/04/15/kinder-morg...

Can't say it any better than what's in the article. Truly [more]

Wed Apr 15

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AdamGalas posted to the The Grand Adventure board. 6:42 PM

Are offshore drillers really undervalued?

http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2015/04/15/is-now-the-...

Well the answer for our favorite offshore driller, SeaDrill was yes, [more]

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AdamGalas posted to the The Grand Adventure board. 6:40 PM

Wed update

No dividend changes today and no new additions to our holdings.

Well today was a great day to be an oil investor. Lower than expected increase in US oil inventories caused WTI to leap 6% and led to stocks like NADL soaring as much as 17%. [more]

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AdamGalas replied to the The Grand Adventure board. 6:31 PM

Re: Be careful investing in alternative energy s

I'll be honest, one of the things that tempts me in some of TMF's premium services like Stock Adviser is the presence of such super sexy names like Chipotle and Netflix.

I'm just too poor and dividend crazed to bring myself to pull the [more]

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AdamGalas replied to the The Grand Adventure board. 6:28 PM

Re: columns in the portfolio spreadsheets

No, that's correct. My puppy told me that Winmark will go up 935% per year for the next decade and the truth is that all my ideas on here come from him;)

Seriously though, thanks for catching that. I've fixed it and it now reads 11.1%.

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AdamGalas replied to the The Grand Adventure board. 6:25 PM

Re: All dividend stocks have now been screened

Thanks for the kind words and know that I forgive you for your heresy in favor of technical trading;)

Just kidding, in fact I don't have anything against swing traders, in fact some of my best friends are swing traders;)

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AdamGalas replied to the The Grand Adventure board. 6:21 PM

Re: All dividend stocks have now been screened

Agreed, whomever came up with this idea is a true genius, and probably very good looking as well;) Just kidding, I'm a Polish male which, according to areyoubeautiful.com, is the least attractive possible [more]

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AdamGalas published an article 6:00 PM

Kinder Morgan Earnings: Earnings and Revenue Crash While Dividend Soars

Kinder Morgan's latest results came with a 14% divided boost, but revenue and earnings crashed. Find out why those things don't matter and what investors should focus on instead.

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AdamGalas replied to the The Grand Adventure board. 11:44 AM

Re: All dividend stocks have now been screened

Its under "Combined Portfolio". On right side of your screen, under "announcements" and at the top is "TGA: Intro, Philosophy, and Portfolios"

Click that, then portfolios, and you'll see the google docs [more]

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AdamGalas replied to the The Grand Adventure board. 11:42 AM

Re: Be careful investing in alternative energy s

A very good point. A while back I wrote a series of articles about graphene, the wonder compound made from carbon, and though its potentially a true game changer, there really is no way for investors to profit from it other than in investing in [more]

Tue Apr 14

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AdamGalas replied to the The Grand Adventure board. 6:41 PM

Re: All dividend stocks have now been screened

Dividend hikes don't typically result in price pops. Over time the yield typically remains about the same so a 10% dividend hike should result in a 10% price increase over the course of a year, but the random market gyrations of any given days [more]

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AdamGalas replied to the The Grand Adventure board. 6:39 PM

Re: All dividend stocks have now been screened

Stocks will be removed from the list if they meet our ejection criteria of 3 straight years of sales and or earnings declines or 2 straight years of declining dividends.

Sadly we won't be able to rescreen eliminated stocks because it would [more]

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AdamGalas replied to the The Grand Adventure board. 6:36 PM

Re: columns in the portfolio spreadsheets

Projected Total Return is yield + projected dividend growth (compound annual rate) over the next decade.

In a few days, I'll explain the columns, (swamped with work right now and many projects).

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