Recent Buy – Qualcomm Inc

Whenever I make a purchase, I like to share my buys to document and illustrate how I am building my income stream over the course of months/years. My main goal is simply to keep investing at regular intervals and build my passive income over the course of time. In a sort of ways, I am building my own pension, hoping to get to a point where I can simply live off my dividends without touching my principal investment. The current volatility in the market provides an opportunity to pick up shares at attractive valuations which have been hard to find in the past. I decided to put some of my cash to work.

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Qualcomm Inc Dividend Stock Analysis

Qualcomm Inc (QCOM) is the world leader in wireless digital communication products. The company’s products or licenses can be found in almost every mobile device produced in the recent years. As a result, the company’s revenue is diverse and robust. The robust business model has proved to be very profitable as mobile devices have seen explosive growth over the past few years. Whether a consumer chooses iPhone or Android, Qualcomm is a common denominator that always gets a cut, and investors who appreciated this for the past few years have been rewarded. The company is a dividend contender having raised dividends for 13 consecutive years, and a 5-yr dividend growth rate of 19.2%. The China debacle has caused a drag on revenue and earnings and the stock is down 16% YTD. The current price provides attractive valuation for long term investors as the future is mobile and Qualcomm leads the way in everything mobile.

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The Death of IBM

The death of IBM

If you were asked to invest in a company with declining revenue, collapsing earnings and a company that has pretty much abandoned next years earnings forecast, would you invest in it? No? What if I told that the board of directors has a solution to this problem – which is repeated attrition and buying its own stock. Still no? Welcome to the life of (and possibly the death of IBM?) one of the oldest and largest tech companies in the world – International Business Machines (IBM).

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As someone working in the tech industry, I find IBM to be a dinosaur. They are stuck in the old ways and are too sluggish to move forward. And especially in an industry where things move fast, even if you stand still – you are considered moving backward. I have written in the past about companies dying and go through a life cycle just like individuals. Nothing really lasts forever. Could this be the beginning of the end of IBM?

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