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My entire career has been spent in industry within the finance and accounting realm. My career started in 1985 and has included exposure to implementing SFASs
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  • Are ETFs And CEFs Good Dividend Growth Investments?

    Investing in dividend growth stocks is not about buying high-yield stocks to generate a high income. Instead, this form of dividend investing is all about finding solid dividend growth stocks that are reasonably priced and are expected to continue raising their dividends in the future. Most of the time their current yields aren't eye-popping, but the growing divdends over time will more than compensate for the lower current yield.

    A question I get on occasion is 'are Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and Closed Ended Funds (CEFs) a good fit for a dividend growth strategy?'

    Over the years I have held many ETFs and CEFs in my income portfolio. At the time, my thought process was that these funds would diversify my risk and add a degree of stability to my income portfolio. Initially, I had high hopes for their success.

    Here are several ETFs/CEFs I currently hold or have held in the past...

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    Tags: XOM, JNJ, PEP, MMM, VFH, PID, VNQ, SDY, VYM, VIG, ETO, BLV
    Jan 27 7:30 AM | Link | Comment!
  • Dividend Stocks Building Future Yield With Increased Dividends

    Driven by computers that cost more than the average person will earn in their lifetime the investment markets move at light speed. To keep pace hedge funds, mutual funds, institutional investors and multi-billion dollar money managers spend large sums of money on high-tech tools to give them an edge.

    So, what chance does a small individual investor have? Not much of a chance if you let the Wall Street players define the rules. However, you might just slay the giant if you define the rules and focus on quality blue chip dividend growth stocks and long-term, buy-and-hold and investing strategy.

    Below are several companies building future yield with increased cash dividends for their shareholders:

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    Tags: EPR, KMI, LNT, MWE, NGLS, NRG, O
    Jan 26 7:25 AM | Link | Comment!
  • 2014-Q4 Performance Review

    After each quarter-end, I review my asset allocation and year-to-date total returns by category. The attached PDF contains my actual asset allocation as of 2014-Q4. Below is a high-level summary of the information contained in the PDF:

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    Tags: BRK.B
    Jan 23 7:37 AM | Link | 2 Comments
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