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  • My 5 Simple Rules For Investing Stability [View article]
    IBN

    Thanks. You're correct, you potentially could have made a lot of money off of NLY since 98. But you would have had to stomach quite a bit of volatility and dividend reductions.

    And KO has done very well by a lot of people with a much less volatile ride. But at the end of the day it all comes back down to our personal preferences and what we're willing to do.

    Thanks for reading and commenting.

    Eddie
    Dec 13, 2013. 09:57 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My 5 Simple Rules For Investing Stability [View article]
    Robert

    Thanks. I'm glad you like the "color code" style of investing. :-)

    Eddie
    Dec 13, 2013. 09:54 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Revised Approach To Retiring With A Decent Dividend Income [View article]
    CDB

    Nice job of laying out your process, the changes to it, and where you want to get to with your portfolio. And of course you've been offered some suggestions, modifications and even a little disagreement. That's what's so great about investing is that there are multiple ways to skin the cat (or peel the onion, pick your metaphor here). Makes life interesting and also challenging. And you get to cast the deciding vote. Good article and nice comment stream.

    Best of luck,

    Eddie
    Dec 12, 2013. 11:53 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is It Time To Lighten Up On Interest Sensitive Stocks? [View article]
    "I started this article leaning towards... ...In the end, I am now convinced..."

    Faye

    To me you've just nailed what I believe is one of the benefits of writing an article. It forces us to think on paper and come to a better defined conclusion to our process. In other words the actual writing process can help us consider more than just our initial thoughts, and look deeper into a particular holding. Best of luck with your investments.

    Eddie.
    Dec 12, 2013. 11:23 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My 5 Simple Rules For Investing Stability [View article]
    CDB

    Thanks. Some people speculate, some trade, and some invest in different types of companies and then some invest in dividend growth companies. I'm in the latter camp obviously. While I think there are lots of ways to make money in stocks, my way just happens to be the "buy quality dividend growth companies and hold" way. Appreciate you reading and commenting.

    Eddie
    Dec 12, 2013. 11:05 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • My 5 Simple Rules For Investing Stability [View article]
    Jon

    Thanks. I'm glad you liked it. The tortoise and the hare. And living life without worrying about volatility of the stock market.

    Eddie
    Dec 12, 2013. 10:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My 5 Simple Rules For Investing Stability [View article]
    DN

    Thanks. What can I say, I'm a simple guy.

    Eddie
    Dec 12, 2013. 10:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My 5 Simple Rules For Investing Stability [View article]
    CPO

    Of course I understand why you would go back to a longer date, especially since that's the amount of time that you've actually owned those 2 companies. I believe since our investing is personal we should look at the dates that matter to us so I have no concern at all with you addressing those longer dates.

    But I also think you're not the typical investor to have held it that long through the various dividend cuts, which as I stated in the article I believe the typical DGI would have bailed. Which is another way of saying I think you're an above average investor.

    My personal belief is that if we recognize going in that a particular stock is going to be volatile (and we should), then we have to be willing to hold through that volatility, assuming the company or underlying business remains strong. But if we're not willing to stomach the volatility (or dividend cuts) then we probably shouldn't buy it to start with. Of course I'm speaking of investment here and not trading.

    Over that same time frame (97 to present) NLY went from about $1.15 to over $10 whereas KO went from about $22 to around $40. Huge difference. Which illustrates getting in on the ground floor can be quite profitable.

    I commend you for sticking with it and hope it continues doing well for you. Thanks for reading and commenting.

    Eddie
    Dec 12, 2013. 10:48 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why It's A Mistake To Hold Cash In This Market [View article]
    Hmmm, the link didn't take probably because it's so long. Here's another one.

    http://bit.ly/WB97q2

    Maybe it'll work.
    Dec 12, 2013. 08:11 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My 5 Simple Rules For Investing Stability [View article]
    Bob

    Thanks. Yield can be a huge temptation, just like chocolate and cinnamon both are to me. I keep telling myself they're okay in reasonable doses. Ha!

    I hope 2014 treats your investments well. I've really enjoyed reading all of your great articles this past year.

    Best wishes,

    Eddie
    Dec 12, 2013. 07:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My 5 Simple Rules For Investing Stability [View article]
    Inz

    You are most certainly welcome and thanks for reading and commenting. Hope your investments are doing well.

    Eddie
    Dec 12, 2013. 07:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My 5 Simple Rules For Investing Stability [View article]
    Chump

    Thanks. Good to hear from you and hope you are doing well.

    Eddie
    Dec 12, 2013. 07:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My 5 Simple Rules For Investing Stability [View article]
    maybenot

    Thanks. I tend to like those quizzes where you don't know who the questions are referring to and you're forced to set aside a possible bias and look at the gist of the question. They can sometimes surprise you.

    Glad you got something out of it. Thanks for reading and commenting.

    Eddie
    Dec 12, 2013. 07:53 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My 5 Simple Rules For Investing Stability [View article]
    Rich

    Thanks. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

    Eddie
    Dec 12, 2013. 07:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My 5 Simple Rules For Investing Stability [View article]
    Mo

    The picture will always be different to some degree with different time frames but the overall results or consequences may be the same. As I expressed in the article, it's my belief the stable dividend growing companies will always be a better choice over the long term. I used 10 years in the article. I felt like that was extended enough to make my point.

    Thanks for reading and commenting.

    Eddie
    Dec 12, 2013. 07:49 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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