Each year since I started this blog I take the time to look back on the content posted on Triaging My Way To Financial Success and reflect on some of the main developments in my life, portfolios and the market.
2009 was definitely an interesting year for investors and myself with uncertainty as the key driver for investment activity and behaviour throughout the year. While I kept to my investing thesis with a disciplined approach within my portfolios that didn’t mean that on more than one occasion I questioned the strength of the market’s rally or the health of the companies that shot forward with such impressive returns. While the portfolios of some investors have recovered to their highs of 2007 many remain frustrated and asking questions on how their portfolios have lagged in the face of such a strong equity market rally.
With investors looking forward into 2010 here are some of the top posts recognized by popular readership, high traffic and comments.
First I had the priveledge to be mentioned in a few articles this year in both The Globe and Mail and CanadianBusinessOnline courtesy of financial columnist Larry MacDonald. In May I was involved in a weekly column in The Globe and Mail titled “Me and My Money” discussing some of the financial moves I made in early 2009 and outlining my specific investing style and discipline. In December Larry quoted both myself and The Dividend Guy in a post examining the Dividend 15 Split Corp
In January I incorporated my private consulting business with the creation of Triage Capital Management Incorporated, changed over the ownership of TMWTFS and Dividends Anonymous to the corporation and launched my corporate website.
I had the intentions of posting a number of Stock Analysis Mailing List (SAML) articles but because of time was limited to posting only two: Taking Stock in Coca-Cola (KO) and Taking Stock in Pfizer (PFE).
I took time to outline an investing strategy that I use to effectively leverage dividends in a portfolio with a focus on a conservative approach.
I shared an alternate fixed income strategy that I use in my RSP with a post on Fixed Income Alternatives.