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  • Top Monthly Pay Dividend Dogs: 3 Lists To Buy And Hold For 2014 [View article]
    Thanks Ed Invests. Glad to know how you really feel. I guess you apparently subscribe to the conspiracy school of investing. The old "doesn't matter what you do, the market is stacked against you " rationale. Some people like dividends paid monthly and want a way to sort through the pile of nearly seven hundred choices. I've narrowed the list to twenty three. How about you? No takers? Ok!
    Jan 30, 2014. 11:19 PM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Constructing the Core of Your Dividend Growth Portfolio [View article]
    Combined with comments this is a two for one article. Bob Johnson's strong advocacy for a well defined strategy around his core portfolio is one. Then Owyhee's contribution and explanation of his balanced income trading strategy and tracking system is a gold mine for this seeker of systematic trading wisdom. Thanks to both contributors. FA
    Jul 28, 2011. 10:45 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Dividend Growth Stocks Perfect For Retirees - Part 2 [View article]
    Hi Norman!
    Great article! Still not as fan of drip investing , preferring the sweep kind. However, you explain the drips, drabs and sell stop rationale well! Keep up the good work! Your family is on the path to financial freedom thanks to your mom's saving habits. That's a wonderful story that requires no graphs or charts to tell. Keep up the inspirational work!
    Regards, FA
    Sep 18, 2011. 11:44 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Low, Medium or High Yield: 16 Dividend Growth Stocks for Every Type of Investor [View article]
    Hi David,
    You lend a dignity to the edgy debate about favorite dividend yields, gains, and sweet spots. Thanks for your great work in culling out the above list of notables. Your approach is direct and to the point. I've gone the route of letting the indexes (S&P; Dow; NASDAQ; RUSSELL; NYSE International) do the culling then selecting the top ten out of those. Wow, it's almost the same list! See One notable missing stock on your list is AGNC from the Russell to dogs. FA
    Jul 5, 2011. 07:11 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Stocks: For Retirees, Today's Safer Alternative to Bonds (Part 1) [View article]
    Thank you for putting real numbers to the current bond versus dividend stock conversation. Someday bonds will be back and borrowing will make sense as a wealth creation tool. Your articles don't push but explain.
    Jun 2, 2011. 09:05 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Dividend Stocks Are Not a Separate Asset Class [View article]
    Systematizing your investment process to include or exclude certain items is a good thing. Systems keep emotions in check so you can drive on with certainty that your plan is best in the long run. Asset allocations, d-g replacement rules, stop loss signals, price targets, and the like all prevent us from getting overwrought or falling in love with the brightly polished or highly recommended investment bauble of the day. Some think all that glitters is gold.
    May 23, 2011. 08:17 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Elite 8 MoPay Dividend Dogs Vie For 18% To 36% Upsides [View article]
    Glad you like the MoPay pups, stockdunn. They are a little high strung. I'll keep writin' if you keep readin'.
    Mar 30, 2014. 07:31 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 MoPay Dividend Dogs Track 33% To 40% December Upsides [View article]
    Thanks varan. Sometimes I feel robotic. Sometimes I wax poetic. Sometimes I just crunch numbers. It's all about clicks and picks. I trust you enjoy the churning.
    Dec 26, 2013. 10:11 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • America Realty 35% August Upside Paces MoPay Dogs [View article]
    “Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it ... he who doesn't ... pays it.” ― Albert Einstein
    Aug 20, 2013. 05:58 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Confessions Of A 'DGI Lite' Investor, Part 3: Care & Feeding Of The DGI Lite Dogs [View article]
    Good job providing the fine grain analysis of your CCC dividend dog lite portfolio. The power of the dog is in the pack. So you are smart to start with the best of breeds be they Pomeranians or Great Danes. Your quarterly review approach is also wise to prevent surprise dividend cuts. Bad dogs bite! Keep up the good work and do not apologize for being light hearted. The more serious the investor the harder the fall!
    Best regards, FA
    Sep 19, 2012. 01:20 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Stocks Perfect For Retirees - Part 3 [View article]
    Hi Norman Tweed,
    Another thing about age: I wish I had the information about the dogs of the dow or your drip investing when I was nine or ten. The discipline and saving craving is best adopted when young. Like riding a bicycle, once you learn you never forget. You can even become a fancy trick rider like David Fish if you really practice. Thanks again for the forum!
    Sep 30, 2011. 08:34 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Your Dividend Income Riskier Than Expected? [View article]
    Thanks DGI. Why back off from a good thing? If you discover that say 80% of your gains, dividends, or revenues ore coming from 20% of your activities, You might consider 80% of your time misdirected. No one can predict where their money tree will grow. I like dividend stocks because they give you a clue with dividend yields, historic dividend increases, forward looking yields, and the like. What counts are the metrics by which you choose to gauge your investments. A plan by any other name could be a goal, a dream or a net gain. Diversification at all costs is not a plan or even a good idea. Re-balancing every year based on your chosen sector balance metric is a good idea. Take the S&P 100 for example:
    Jun 23, 2011. 09:22 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Top 10 MLPs Flaunt Yield, Upside, And Net Gains For November [View article]
    Master Limited Partnerships are required to share profits. To say No, don't buy any.
    Nov 7, 2014. 07:54 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • From 5 To 58 Years 5-Star Dividend Dogs Hiked Annual Dividends [View article]
    Thank you Norman Tweed for your comment. PG leads this pack in longevity with two dividend Kings in hot pursuit.
    Oct 24, 2014. 07:36 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Sector Leader Dogs Sport 9.5% To 42.5% May Gains [View article]
    Thanks for sharing your confusion about the term, "dog", Ford289HiPo. What drives "doggishness" in the above article is dividend yield. VGR has always been a high yield stock in its industry. More yield = more to love. Therefore, "dog" is a term of endearment. You have reason to stay happy.
    May 19, 2014. 11:20 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment