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  • Dividend Growth Investing: Retiring On Dividend Income (Part 2) [View article]
    dividendbonanza -

    You might find some interesting stats here:

    http://bit.ly/1huQiwa
    May 27, 2014. 01:15 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Investing: Retiring On Dividend Income (Part 2) [View article]
    Would not listen nor buy a stock based upon what you read on SA. The vast majority of authors do not know any more (and probably less) than you do.
    May 27, 2014. 12:30 PM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Investing: Retiring On Dividend Income (Part 2) [View article]
    If you spend less than you take in you will be ahead of the game.
    May 27, 2014. 12:06 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • This Canadian Dividend Champion Should Be In Everyone's Income Portfolio [View article]
    While PGH has, in the past been a decent holding and dividend payer, it is today anything but a "champion"

    http://yhoo.it/1wfvJ0h
    May 27, 2014. 11:47 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Investing: Retiring On Dividend Income (Part 2) [View article]
    I did NOT say the average retiree needs $70K - I used $70K only as an example!
    May 27, 2014. 11:34 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Investing: Retiring On Dividend Income (Part 2) [View article]
    I would never buy an mREIT.
    May 27, 2014. 10:21 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Investing: Retiring On Dividend Income (Part 2) [View article]
    I try to address the "gap" that remains once one's annual budget is established. For example, if it will cost $70,000 a year to support one's lifestyle and social security, pensions, and part time employment account for say $35,000, that leaves a gap of $35,000 to be made up by income from one's investment portfolio.

    The portfolio yield necessary to generate $35,000 in income will determine the risk level necessary. Let's say one has a $400,000 portfolio - you will need a portfolio yield of about 8.75% to generate $35,000. And so on.
    May 27, 2014. 10:13 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Investing: Retiring On Dividend Income (Part 2) [View article]
    ... and your method is?
    May 27, 2014. 09:58 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Investing: Retiring On Dividend Income (Part 2) [View article]
    While 4% is just great for those possessing a $1 million portfolio, what about the vast majority of retirees whose portfolio values do not come close to $1 million?

    I would venture to guess that 90% of retirees fall into the < $1 million category.

    These individuals have to increase their risk tolerance and seek overall portfolio yields in the 7 - 8% range. In my articles, I have focused on this group - I call them "Mid-Rangers". Their goals can be achieved without "chasing" high yield vehicles by investing in MLP's, a few BDC's, CEF's and international stocks.
    May 27, 2014. 09:20 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Annaly Capital Management: Do You Feel Lucky? [View article]
    Good place to be with those two.
    May 26, 2014. 06:06 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Annaly Capital Management: Do You Feel Lucky? [View article]
    Might want to look at MCC and TCPC in the BDC realm.
    May 26, 2014. 02:02 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Model For Assessing Sustainability Of AGNC's 11% Dividend Yield - Q1 2014 Update [View article]
    Hard to say; they have cut it five times since 6/2009.
    May 26, 2014. 12:09 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Annaly Capital Management: Do You Feel Lucky? [View article]
    Robert -

    Enjoyed your article. I think the interest in NLY, AGNC and the rest of the mREIT's is due to one overriding factor - articles on these stocks generate tons of page views!

    Aside from this, the mREIT sector on balance is a losing proposition - at least since late 2012.

    By the way, would be interested to know why you are staying with PSEC - it's NII has not covered the dividend for a number of quarters now.
    May 26, 2014. 10:35 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Model For Assessing Sustainability Of AGNC's 11% Dividend Yield - Q1 2014 Update [View article]
    Looking at AGNC's 4/28 announcement it appears to be a lot of smoke and mirrors - many different types of losses etc.

    Bottom line appears to be taxable income of $.47 and declared dividend of $.65.

    Just a guess (since their announcement is quite confusing), but I would anticipate another dividend cut next quarter.
    May 26, 2014. 10:32 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: Increasing Your Dividend Income Instantly With Annaly Capital [View article]
    Curious as to why you are holding IVR, KCAP, OAKS, and PSEC when none of their NII covers the dividend?
    May 24, 2014. 10:21 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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