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  • High-Yielding Cisco Increases Dividend 12%, But Is It A Buy? [View article]
    In pre at 18 when everyone hated it. Can't say that is a head & shoulder that I would put a lot of confidence in.
    Apr 4 08:22 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Target's Buyback Strategy Shortchanged Dividend Growth Investors [View article]
    Your opinion is not going to change the strategy the CEO's or broad's might consider.. Might as well be talking to a brick wall...............How... I did buy some shares on the pullback when the stock finally got back to being a value.....thank you data breachers.............
    Mar 10 04:40 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Medtronic Could Double Its Dividend [View article]
    I wrote an article about MDT some time ago (, though I still like the stock, still hold my position from a little bit later than my article, I would be pressed to buy a this level as it is not the deep valuation (read little risk) that I seek.....................
    Feb 28 12:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pepsico: Best Valuation In 30 Years [View article]
    True dat, but that wasn't the debate...........
    Feb 20 10:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pepsico: Best Valuation In 30 Years [View article]
    I had reason to visit this article today, and seeing the debate between KO and Pep decided to see who won. From the date of this article to today, Feb. 20, 2014, Pep advanced 37.12% while KO went up 14.72%. So the winner is, I think they are equal in value, neither a screaming buy, but not too bad.......I'm watching.
    Feb 20 05:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Champions For February 2014 [View article]
    Now into my second year of retirement, I've found that I don't have a need for the income that I anticipated so I'm moving some funds from a higher yield to a lesser yield with more growth in EPS and Dividend growth prospects, so your lists give me a great place to "shop". Now..........if I just could find some decent value!...................
    Feb 5 10:11 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Southern Company declares $0.5075 dividend [View news story]
    I'm down a 100 share postion as it is trading at poor valuations. The 100 shares left is my entire electric postion now as I've sold all the others over the last year.
    Jan 17 05:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Buy Of The Month: Target Corporation [View article]
    The chart sucks, downtrend that has been in force since 2009 has been broken. The value is suspect, though it does appear to be in the lower 1/3 of it's value parameters, and has been a good growth stock. I doubt that I will buy any of the stock unless it hits 56-58, and then not a full position. And that would depend on what else is happening in all those other stocks out there. If TGT should go down in a neutral or up market then value is being built, if it goes down with the market, then value is being developed all over, so then other possible investments enter the picture.......
    Jan 17 05:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Buy Of The Month: Target Corporation [View article]
    I bought WMT two years or so ago, about the time I wrote two articles on it, so my retail position is mostly them. I was also hoping that TGT, actually a store I don't care to shop in for a variety of reasons, might take a bigger hit on the CC news. A value?
    a little bit of one, but not enough for this value buyer. Another hit to the price or perhaps to the market might make it interesting enough for an initial position. For me, not just yet, though it might be a lows now, but I'll wait for a better day, if presented.
    Jan 15 10:38 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • RPM Redlining On Value [View article]
    Ageed. I have been selling this stock over the last several months as it's value approaches the high's. Will keep a smaller position as I do like the company, but not so much at these prices.......would sell it all if I could find some better value elsewhere, but that is becoming very difficult these
    Jan 10 10:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Qualcomm's Growing Dividend [View article]
    One of my largest positions, established well below today's price, and I even know that the current dividend, is a buck forty, and not a buck twenty...................
    Jan 5 09:27 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Beaten-Down Dividend Stocks For 2014 [View article]
    Dec 30 10:57 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Cisco Systems - Citigroup Throws Salt In Cisco's Shareholders' Wounds [View article]
    But you're here?
    Dec 13 08:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Million Dollars Just Isn't What It Used To Be (Part 1) [View article]
    Having a million dollars is only important if one has nothing else. It is also just as, if not more, important to have a pension or pensions if one worked in the places that still have them, SS, no house payment, no debt, and a plan to pay for those unforeseen items, like, a new roof, a new car, weird expenses, and of course a plan for inflation. When I wrote my retirement budget article, it was out of love for my financial life.

    Now two years into retirement, thanks to this budget, among other things, I've been able to do much of what you mention in this article. I set aside the funds from last 401k, into an account which I called "the inflation rollover" account, whose sole purpose was going to be to fund the inflation factor in several pensions that I have that do not adjust for inflation. I went the low dividend, high growth factor in that account, ie, the biggest postions was Celgene, no dividend at all, but just about a triple in the last two years, that has funded future inflation needs for 15 years (based on expected and historical inflation trends). So, I have derived extra funds for other uses. As I factored into my retirement budget five years of "overbugeting" each line item, I have more than enough to go even further before having to make any inflation withdrawals. To explain, I bugeted each line item over the amount needed currently to last five years, actually, as the trend goes, it will last longer.

    Regarding SS, I took mine a tad early, a few months prior to my full, but one hand washes the other. Taking that has meant that I have not needed to withdraw from funds from my rollover 401k or ira's, so money is being reinvested. It gives me the latitude to do things that I wanted to do, but not sure I could afford it, ie, bigger and better trips, ie, several trips overseas that went beyond my budgeted cost.

    As for the million bucks, it just depends on one's needs and goals. I'm lucky to have it (and more) plus pensions, no debt etc. etc. I have a fishing friend who is a retired fireman, whose pension is about 85% of his working pay, has not reached SS yet, so his income will be in excess of working years. He doesn't need any saving at all other than special needs.

    But I agree that I'm am more concerned with growth of dividend than the dividend, big in QCOM also. I have made a few shifts in stocks from higher dividen yield to higher dividend growth..........

    Go Dawgs, better than I thought.........
    Dec 4 10:27 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 MLPs Deriving Rich Yields From Coal [View article]
    I've noticed that this article still gets a number of views even way past the published date. I had a small position in OXF at the time of writing, but sold it several months later as the stock began to break down and I sold it for a small loss, happy to say that I did as it dropped down to the 1-2 level. I own no other position in coal stocks at this time with no plans to buy any...............I don't care for the political and enviromental issues involving them.
    Nov 20 10:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment