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  • What's Your (Dividend Growth) Number? [View article]
    T4Y

    Hope you get good use out of it. BigIslandBum really helped us all out with this one.

    Eddie
    Nov 3, 2013. 03:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What's Your (Dividend Growth) Number? [View article]
    BIB

    You're welcome and actually, thank you!

    Eddie
    Nov 3, 2013. 12:15 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What's Your (Dividend Growth) Number? [View article]
    NV_Gary, T4Y, and WB

    I consider my 4.5 years of USAF time a great part of my life. I enlisted on my 18th Birthday as a boy and it made a man out of me. Taught me a lot.

    Eddie
    Nov 3, 2013. 12:13 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What's Your (Dividend Growth) Number? [View article]
    nvc

    You're welcome.

    Eddie
    Nov 2, 2013. 01:25 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What's Your (Dividend Growth) Number? [View article]
    ray

    Glad you like it.

    Eddie
    Nov 2, 2013. 01:24 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What's Your (Dividend Growth) Number? [View article]
    nvc

    Click on the 3 bar customize and control button at the upper right of Chrome and go down to tools and then extensions. Then select "Get More Extensions" and that will carry you to the Chrome web store. Enter Seeking New in the search field and it will locate it. Then just add to chrome and it will load an orange icon in the upper right, next to the customize and control button.

    Then when you click on the tablet icon to see what articles you're following that have new comments, whichever article you select by default it goes to the first comment which is what Chowder was talking about. The Seeking New button will tell you what new comment number you're at such as 8/13 (8 of 13 new ones). You then just click on the orange icon to go to the next new comment. So if there are 13 new comments out of 150 total, you get to skip the 137 old ones.

    Eddie
    Nov 2, 2013. 12:33 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What's Your (Dividend Growth) Number? [View article]
    Chowder

    It will by default go to the first one but if there's 150 total comments and the first new one is at the top of the page and the next 20 new ones are mixed in afterward all the way down to the bottom, then you have to do a lot of scrolling. The extension helps you skip all that.
    Nov 1, 2013. 08:08 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What's Your (Dividend Growth) Number? [View article]
    Cheryl

    This is just my opinion so take it for what it's worth.

    It is impossible to bat 1000 when trying to anticipate a potential dividend cut. I agree with what Chowder indicated above however, as Mike pointed out, it wouldn't have worked in GE's case.

    I like to use free cash flow to help with indicating how safe dividends are. Dividends ultimately are paid from free cash flow and if a company is struggling in that area it will show up at some point in a dividend cut. However that isn't fool proof either. GE had very good free cash flow in 07 and 08 leading up to the cut in Feb 09.

    Some might say a steep price decline is an indicator yet there were many companies in the great recession that had significant price declines yet still didn't cut their dividends. I don't view price as an indicator personally if it's taking place in an event where the entire market is pulling back. If it's only 1 company dropping like a rock and others are still going strong, then it's time to take a look at why it's dropping.

    In my opinion the best one can do is put the odds in their favor by selecting companies that have an economic moat, are recession resistant type companies (people need/have great desire for their products), have a strong corporate culture of paying/increasing dividends, generate sufficient earnings and free cash flow to cover their dividends, excellent management, and have the other strong business fundamentals that make them a quality company.

    Then when you see these things start to deteriorate, it's time to take a very hard look at staying the course with that company. It has to boil back to how fundamentally strong the company is from a business standpoint.

    In GE's case they looked real good financially right up till the announcement. I personally think that they saw that 09 was going to be a very tough year, probably indicated by orders being cancelled or slowing down, something that we might not see as investors until well after the fact.

    Again just my 2 cents.

    Eddie
    Nov 1, 2013. 08:03 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Portfolio Business Plan: You Really Need This - Part 2 - Further Revisions [View article]
    Bob

    Excellent continuation in your series. You continue to be a guiding light for those who haven't yet developed a plan. Have a great weekend.

    Eddie
    Nov 1, 2013. 04:38 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What's Your (Dividend Growth) Number? [View article]
    Larry

    Since you're dropping out you may miss this but if you use Google Chrome as your browser there's an extension called "Seeking New" that you can add. It will allow you to go to each new comment only, bypassing the old ones. Saves a world of time and scrolling. Hat tip to SA member BigIslandBum for this one.

    Eddie
    Nov 1, 2013. 03:07 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What's Your (Dividend Growth) Number? [View article]
    Mike

    Old age is 21 years older than I am... regardless of what age I am.

    When I was in the USAF at 20 years of age guys who had made a career out of it were retiring at 40/41 years old and I remember thinking, these guys are old. Remembering it now they were so young but I just didn't realize it. Now I talk with 81 year old people thinking they're old but when I get to 81, I'm sure old will be 102. :-)

    Anyway, excellent article and it generated some excellent commentary, which I love to read. Well done! And I love Mcdivvies too.

    Eddie
    Nov 1, 2013. 02:43 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Low Beta Stocks Are Like Bonds For Dividend Growth Investors [View article]
    I thought dogs only invested in the dogs of the Dow... :-)
    Oct 31, 2013. 08:01 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Buy And Hold Is Dead You Say? [View article]
    Chuck

    Thanks. Buying at or below a sound valuation and then holding and monitoring can go a long way in being successful. Assuming of course we're picking the appropriate companies. Thanks for your always appreciated comments.

    Eddie
    Oct 31, 2013. 09:25 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • My DIY DGI Portfolio Business Plan [View article]
    DGI Guy

    Congrats on a good start to planning for your retirement. My only comment would be that I see you have moat and dividend payout ratio covered in your plan but I didn't see any mention of cash flow. I would want to make sure it is positive, especially free cash flow. Personally I prefer to calculate the payout ratio from free cash flow but a lot of people use earnings.

    Best of luck,

    Eddie
    Oct 30, 2013. 04:33 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Low Beta Stocks Are Like Bonds For Dividend Growth Investors [View article]
    Smarty

    It would be an efficient stock picking hypothesis... :-)

    Eddie
    Oct 29, 2013. 10:39 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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