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  • Preferred Issues, Puts And Silver As Defensive Positions Over The Next Several Months
    Sun, Aug. 24 CSCO, UN, WMT 83 Comments

    Summary

    • Market prices for stocks are at an all-time high and appear vulnerable near term.
    • Currently using high dividend preferred issues and puts to produce income in my retirement accounts.
    • Currently using the low price of silver as a hedge against catastrophe and/or rampant inflation.
  • Blackstone Group LP Is On A Roll, Growing Both Earnings And Distributions
    Thu, Jul. 31 BX 28 Comments

    Summary

    • Blackstone is a growing company with strong earnings and a low P/E of 9.5.
    • Blackstone's dividend yield for the year should exceed 5%.
    • Blackstone looks appealing from a dividend growth and momentum perspective.
  • Regency Energy Partners LP: A Dividend Growth Stock With Some Concerns
    Mon, Jul. 28 RGP 2 Comments

    Summary

    • RGP is a fast-growing partnership with a great deal of merger and acquisition activity.
    • Dividends and cash flow have been growing slowly over the past 5 years.
    • EPS is a concern with this partnership; despite all the growth, EPS has been declining or standing still.
  • Forward Testing Various Investment Alternatives Against A High-Risk, High-Dividend Portfolio
    Fri, Jul. 25 AT, FLY, GE 26 Comments

    Summary

    • The main thrust of this article is to forward test several methods to invest $10,000.00 over a 1 year period.
    • Thesis: Investing in the stock market when interest rates are low is better than keeping cash in a CD or bank.
    • Built into the test are 2 selected portfolios which should perform better when compared with various indexed ETFs .
    • The author maintains that his high-risk, high-dividend portfolio should outperform all the other alternatives.
  • Medical Properties Trust - A 6.4% Dividend With A Built-In CPI Kicker... Steady Income For The Retiree
    Thu, Jul. 24 MPW 56 Comments

    Summary

    • MPW is a triple net leasing medical REIT.
    • MPW specializes in acute care facilities which requires special expertise giving it a unique niche.
    • MPW offers a 6.4% yield at the current price with the built-in ability to keep pace with the CPI.
  • 6-Month Review: Comparison Of $10,000.00 CD To A $10,000.00 Dividend Portfolio
    Mon, Jul. 14 AP, AT, BOMK 53 Comments

    Summary

    • This is a 6-month review of the returns on a $10,000.00 dividend portfolio compared to a $10,000.00 CD.
    • The $10,000.00 dividend portfolio outperformed the CD by $1,200.00.
    • The current financial environment makes dividend stocks better financial instruments than bank CDs.
  • COPEL Or Companhia Paranaese De Energia: A Brazilian Utility Firing On All Cylinders
    Fri, Jun. 27 ELP 4 Comments

    Summary

    • ELP is a utility company that is doing well in a country in the midst of political and economic tumult.
    • This political turmoil has hindered the price appreciation of the stock.
    • Over 80% of the company's stock is owned by Brazilian political entities.
    • Purchasing this stock requires one to make a gutsy move contrary to many other investors.
  • StoneMor Partners: My Reason For Selling This 10% Payout MLP
    Thu, Jun. 19 STON 101 Comments

    Summary

    • StoneMor Partners L.P. is the only publicly-traded death-care MLP.
    • STON has been losing money over the past 5 years using GAAP accounting.
    • At some time in the near future, cash flow and unit payout must meet.
  • The Fed And Preferred Stocks: Perceptions Vs. Reality
    Thu, Jun. 12 BXP, CTL, DLR 51 Comments

    Summary

    • Fed is about to end QEIII and the consequences for investor perceptions.
    • Analyst and investor perceptions are creating opportunities to buy preferred stocks.
    • Preferred stocks can be a substitute for the bond portion of one's portfolio.
  • Saved By The Dividends... My Busted Attempt At Timing The Market
    Sat, May. 24 ABR, ARR, BEE 56 Comments

    Summary

    • Attempt to time the market was an error.
    • Dividend paying stocks can ease the pain of stock price variation.
    • Investor psychology can have a greater impact on prices than interest rates or the economy.
  • Quad/Graphics: Short-Term Winner With A 5.75% Dividend And Long-Term Questions
    Thu, May. 8 QUAD 14 Comments

    Summary

    • Quad/Graphics grows its commercial printing business by buying out competitors.
    • Quad offers a 5.75% dividend return.
    • Quad's business and dividend would be in danger during a recession.
  • Can You Profit From Cigarettes And Real Estate?
    Tue, Apr. 22 VGR 59 Comments

    Summary

    • VGR is offering over 7% annual dividend returns.
    • Financial metrics of the company show warning signs.
    • Can a company succeed in tobacco and real estate at the same time?
    • Concluded that VGR is not a SWAN (Sleep Well At Night) stock at the present time.
  • FLY Your Way To Dividends And Profits
    Sat, Apr. 19 FLY 49 Comments

    Summary

    • FLY offers a dividend yield of 6.9% at its current price.
    • High inside ownership and low P/E indicate possible capital gains.
    • Stock is selling at $3.50 below book value.
    • Cautions: high leverage and dependence on the airline industry.
  • 5 Strong Companies With Dividends Over 5%
    Wed, Apr. 9 CNSL, CTL, ESV 26 Comments

    Summary

    • Screens were run to find stocks with 5% dividends or better with a buy from S&P.
    • Six Stocks were chosen from these screens for further research.
    • Research suggested 5 of these companies may be suitable for dividends and growth.
  • My Utility Fund Vs. Reaves Utility Income Fund: Which Offered The Better Return Last Year?
    Wed, Mar. 26 UTG 68 Comments

    Summary

    • Review the returns on a $50,000.00 utility fund I suggested a year ago.
    • Comparison of returns between my utility fund and UTG, a utility closed equity fund.
    • Revamping of the Utility Fund for next year to offer a 4.8% yield from dividends.
  • CTC Media: Growing Fast And Paying 7%
    Fri, Mar. 14 CTCM 10 Comments

    Summary

    • Russia's political and military situation has caused downdraft in Russian equities.
    • CTC Media, a Russian media company is growing at a 5% or better rate with a low P/E.
    • CTC Media offers a 7% yield while also buying back shares.
    • CTC Media has also fallen with other Russian equities and offers unique opportunity for rewards.
  • Returns From The 6 - 7% Preferred Issues Recommended In October
    Wed, Feb. 26 BXP, EQC, DDR 9 Comments
  • 2 High Dividend Foreign Banks With The Footprint To Grow Profits And Dividends
    Wed, Feb. 19 BLX, BNS 20 Comments
  • A 4.7% Dividend And A P/E Of 11: What's Not To Like About Ennis Inc.?
    Tue, Feb. 11 EBF 14 Comments
  • A Proposal To Convert A $10,000 Bank CD To An 8% Dividend Portfolio
    Tue, Jan. 28 AP, AT, BOMK 64 Comments
  • PPL Corp: An Electric Utility Offering A 5% Dividend And A 7% Regulated CAGR
    Thu, Jan. 16 PPL 42 Comments
  • Cape Bancorp Looking For Price Appreciation
    Fri, Jan. 10 CBNJ 2 Comments
  • Why Would Anyone Invest In General Motors?
    Dec. 19, 2013 GM 110 Comments
  • Ag Growth International Offers Good Monthly Dividends From Its Growing Business
    Nov. 21, 2013 AGGZF 8 Comments
  • Mocon Inc.: Growing Revenues and Dividends
    Nov. 12, 2013 MOCO 2 Comments
  • Buy Ampco-Pittsburgh Corp. While Stock Price Is Low And Dividend Returns High
    Oct. 29, 2013 AP 6 Comments
  • Double Digit Dividends From VOC Energy Trust
    Oct. 22, 2013 VOC 4 Comments
  • Analysis Of J.C. Penney Preferred Stocks: An Answer To A Reader's Question
    Oct. 22, 2013 JCP 55 Comments
  • Preferred Shares As A Replacement For Bonds To Increase Returns On One's Nest Egg
    Oct. 8, 2013 BXP, EQC, DDR 67 Comments
  • Utility Companies Paying Over 4% To Consider Now?
    Sep. 13, 2013 AEP, FGP, PPL 19 Comments
  • Some Preferred Shares That Offer 6% To 9% Dividends
    Sep. 5, 2013 ABR, ARR, BXP 53 Comments
  • What To Do Now With Caterpillar: Buy Or Stay Away?
    Aug. 6, 2013 CAT 20 Comments