MPI and other economic metrics

Here’s a new metric we like: Novartis dividends. NVS is based in Basel CH and pays dividends once a year. This year they will pay SFr 2.25 per share, or $2.45. Let’s see what happens to the US value as the countdown to payment day begins.

Meanwhile, gold and silver are relatively stable these days. Gold closed at $1722 this week, and silver closed at $33.59.

The MPI, like the rest of the market, was down this week, but still up an amazing 10+% in the first six weeks of 2012.

Model PortfolioEdit

Symbol Price Change
30.57 -0.18 -0.59%
30.26 -0.32 -1.05%
44.16 -0.50 -1.12%
83.50 -0.28 -0.33%
90.83 -1.20 -1.30%
Total (USD) $5,586.40 -49.60  -0.88%
Cumulative                             $524.40  10.36%
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About InvestingforOne

I've been investing in various assets by myself using a discount broker for many years. Over that time, I've developed some theories that others might find useful. Plus, there is more to investing than money. Time, talent, work, friends, family all go into developing a good and satisfactory strategy.
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