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  • 10 New Dividend Aristocrats For Retirement Accounts [View article]
    CenturyLink (CTL) did not increase the dividend last year, so it was dropped. The only Dividend Aristocrat at risk now is Abbott ( because it's splitting into 2 companies which could affect its streak.

    REITs pay dividends from FFO, loosely cash flow, which is greater than EPS. Somewhat related, it is common some of the dividend is not taxed (or taxed at a lower rate). Last year HCP said 48% was considered ordinary dividends. The number changes every year.

    Mar 30 03:08 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Lilly Will Reward Patient Investors [View article]

    Look at the chart. It's had a drab decade, especially in recent years. But it started from a low base in 2011 & beat the S&P 500 by a wide margin.

    Mar 23 12:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Increase Income In Retirement Accounts [View article]
    Currently, the MLP index has pulled back 15 from its record high last month, I'm always interested in a bargain.

    Mar 15 06:20 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 High-Growth MLPs With Significant Dividends [View article]
    In a taxable account, capital gains taxes are paid when the stock is sold which could be many years in the future.
    Mar 1 06:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Smart Investors Buy For High Yields [View article]
    I hold REITs in both. The tax advantage portion varies from one year to the next. What counts are dividends and capital appreciation.

    Mar 1 06:35 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 12 Stocks With Growing Dividends For Succesful Retirement Investing [View article]
    For 2012, S&P has 51 companies which qualify as Dividend Aristocrats. About a dozen will qualify as Double Dividend Aristocrats (50 year streaks) when JNJ increases in Apr.

    Feb 25 01:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 High-Growth MLPs With Significant Dividends [View article]
    Check their website for more info:

    Each share of stock is backed by 1 unit of the partnership. The distribution paid to units generates the size of a stock dividend. SInce every stockholder gets the dividend, the share of the total remains the same. Growth comes from more shares at (hopefully) higher prices. Don't ask about the discount when EEQ sells at a premium to its unit price. Who knows?

    When shares are held in a personal, 1099s are not sent. Good luck,

    Feb 25 01:25 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 10 Additional Dividend Aristocrats For 2012 [View article]
    I just copied this from Yahoo:

    Genuine Parts Co. Marks 55th Consecutive Year of Increased ...
    ATLANTA — The Board of Directors of Genuine Parts Co. (NYSE: GPC) declared a 10 percent increase in the regular quarterly cash dividend for 2011.

    Dec 15 12:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • High Yielding Stocks Santa Clause Will Be Giving Out [View article]
    EEP is an MLP and as such issues a K-1 form. It explains everything at the website,

    Dec 11 04:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 10 Stocks With Growing Dividends For Retirement Accounts [View article]
    No PEP,

    Sep 29 04:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Invest In MLP Shares Of Enbridge And Kinder Morgan For A Double In 10 Years [View article]

    There's no way to know what new moves Kinder Morgan will make. But they would have to make a tender for the shares to close it out & that would reduce equity. Merging it with a partnership does not seem like an option. KMR is financing for their business & I think they are happy with it.

    Sep 14 12:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kimberly Clark: Better Than Treasuries [View article]

    I'm a long time fan of KMB, having mentioned it numerous times in my articles on Dividend Aristocrats with high yields. In today's low interest rate environment, a yield over 4% and growing dividends makes for an attractive investment.

    Jul 11 05:19 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Dozen Dow Stocks Yielding at Least 3% [View article]
    Good catch, didn't think of that angle.

    May 20 04:52 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Junk Bond Funds Still Offer Very Attractive Yields [View article]

    I buy for the long term & don't deal with stop loss orders,

    May 7 01:16 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 10 Stocks for Retirement [View article]

    Good Catch!!

    I got my numbers from Yahoo Finance, but made a mistake on EPS for MKC. Below is a quote from their current earnings statement:

    For fiscal year 2011, McCormick reaffirms its goal to achieve earnings per share of $2.80 to $2.85.

    That's inline with analysts & they're forecasting $3.09 next year. Obviously, lower EPS raises the P/E to about 17X. Sorry about the mistake, but they remain a Dividend Aristocrat which will have to deal with rising food prices.

    Separately, CLX had a very bad day yesterday. It's having a tough time with commodity prices as is the competition. Management is rated as good & Carl Icahn has taken a big stake.

    May 4 06:33 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment