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  • A Current Review Of Dividend Safety Superstars - Part Two [View article]
    advisor4,
    "But I agree you do believe #1 is a universal truth."
    "1. Rising Dividends are my only criteria for evaluating a portfolio."

    Universal? Only? You've been told repeatedly that each DG investor is different AND that rising dividends are the PRIMARY (though certainly not "only") goal of many DG investors.
    So your statements...and the resulting blanket dismissal are deliberately constructed so as to be both false and easily mocked.
    Jun 18 09:17 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • I Have No Fear Of A Market Crash Or A Significant Correction, Here's Why: Part 1 [View article]
    In fact, being a successful investor often means training yourself to react to fear differently. Instead of panic selling in a downdraft, you have to assess what's temporary and what's permanent and learn to ask yourself, "How can I benefit from this?" Buying in 2009 would be an example of having trained yourself to avoid the panic reaction and take more logical steps to take advantage of the situation.
    Jun 17 02:18 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Contenders: 16 Increases Expected In The Next 11 Weeks [View article]
    I think that Smucker is a perpetually strong brand name, so I would think they'd be a worthy holding long-term.
    (I just have plenty of food and beverages already...:)
    Jun 16 11:15 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Champions: 7 Increases Expected By The End Of August [View article]
    You were close...they just announced a raise to 30.5¢, or 8.9%.

    But thanks for playing our game...;)
    Jun 16 11:11 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Challengers: 17 Increases Expected By August 29 [View article]
    You could take that view, indeed. The company's "normal" P/E seems to be less than 10 (the blue line), so it's above that, but still below the more standard P/E of 15...so I guess it's a matter of each investor's judgment.
    Jun 16 11:10 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • I Have No Fear Of A Market Crash Or A Significant Correction, Here's Why: Part 1 [View article]
    "in 2009, 57% of dividend paying companies reduced or eliminated their dividends."

    At the start of 2009, there were 128 Dividend Champions. In 2009, 21 of them (or 16.4%) reduced or eliminated their dividends. Another 7 (or 5.5%) froze their dividends and two of them were acquired.
    At the end of 2009, there were 98 Dividend Champions. Currently, there are 106.
    It's worth noting that 18 of the 21 "cutters" have resumed dividend increases, as have 5 of the 7 "freezers."
    Jun 16 01:06 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Challengers: 17 Increases Expected By August 29 [View article]
    I'm not saying anything against it...just that I'm not personally a visual-tool kind of guy...;)
    Jun 16 12:37 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Challengers: 17 Increases Expected By August 29 [View article]
    It looks interesting, although I'm not sure its format is something that I would personally use.
    Jun 15 03:53 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Challengers: 17 Increases Expected By August 29 [View article]
    Generally, a distribution that is in excess of earnings will be a ROC, which is not taxable, but lowers one's cost basis.
    Jun 15 03:49 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Challengers: 17 Increases Expected By August 29 [View article]
    Rose,
    Thanks...I also sold my DRI, but it's edged back up in price, so it may come back. The possible dividend increase would be a good indicator of management's confidence (or lack thereof).
    Jun 15 03:47 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Challengers: 17 Increases Expected By August 29 [View article]
    Norm,
    The global trade idea seems like a great one and TGH looks like one of the few undervalued stocks at this time. That 4.8% yield is pretty attractive, too.
    Jun 15 03:45 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Putting Companies On 'Dividend Growth Probation' [View article]
    At first blush, an Ignore button sounds good. But the problem is that by not seeing those comments, you could inadvertently be letting something damaging go unchallenged. You might not want to argue with "King Troll," but what if he posts something like, "(You) are a child molester" (extreme example) or just "(You) said 'Dividends are for Idiots?'" Ideally, an Ignore button would be a good way to avoid arguing with the trolls, but something extreme or damaging could go unnoticed and do harm to you.
    Jun 14 03:10 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • I Have No Fear Of A Market Crash Or A Significant Correction, Here's Why: Part 1 [View article]
    Chuck,
    Thanks for another great article that acts as a "voice of reason" against emotional investing generalities. The plethora of great charts demonstrate how each company can fluctuate a great deal compared with fair valuations and why it behooves an investor to keep those fluctuations in mind when investing...which often includes holding on during abnormal conditions.
    Jun 13 06:44 PM | 22 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Putting Companies On 'Dividend Growth Probation' [View article]
    "Envy, a lack of respect from others, and most importantly, a lack of confidence in their own abilities."

    Yep...many of them are suffering from DE (Dividend Envy) because their own strategies won't generate the kind of growing dividend stream that would meet their needs, especially in retirement.
    (Or, as a DVK article called, "Low D"...:)
    Jun 13 06:14 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Putting Companies On 'Dividend Growth Probation' [View article]
    I bet they get that all the time...;)
    Jun 13 06:07 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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