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  • My Income Portfolio Quarterly Update (Q1 2015) [View article]
    Yeah I can see your point I just like to buy dividend stocks at value levels. Sometimes that means high yield investments at a perceived value rate as well.
    Apr 12, 2015. 12:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Income Portfolio Quarterly Update (Q1 2015) [View article]
    thank you for your follow sir.
    Apr 9, 2015. 09:26 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Income Portfolio Quarterly Update (Q1 2015) [View article]
    Yeah I know its not the best idea, it does have certain legal protections that other sources of income do not have but It also comes with steeper expenses in most cases as well. I would have to weigh that decision at that point in time but that is a long time down the road.
    Apr 7, 2015. 02:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Income Portfolio Quarterly Update (Q1 2015) [View article]
    I could see adding additional stocks that might pay better during my off months if they are attractive stocks and I might add that as an tie breaking factor if I am undecided between two stocks in the future.
    Apr 3, 2015. 10:22 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Income Portfolio Quarterly Update (Q1 2015) [View article]
    Thanks for your encouragement.
    Apr 3, 2015. 10:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Income Portfolio Quarterly Update (Q1 2015) [View article]
    I agree with your statement income investing is often discussed in reference to people near retirement who need a reliable income. here is a graph showing the compounded dividend aristocrats http://on.mktw.net/1BV... Over the last 10 years it has outperformed the broader market after re-investing dividends. I think this might answer your question. For accumulators I still think this is the best method for reliable long term investing regardless of your retirement timeline perspective.
    Apr 3, 2015. 10:20 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Income Portfolio Quarterly Update (Q1 2015) [View article]
    You know I thought about layering the dividends right now I would say about 60% of my dividend payments are paid out the last month of each quarter that the remaining 40% are paid during the first two months of the quarter. I am not sure that layering really matters that much. as long as you budget across an entire quarter versus budgeting month to month I don't think you should start buying certain stocks just because they pay in certain months when you may like another stock better.

    When stocks pay is a valid consideration but I would prefer to own a better stock instead of one that pays on a certain monthly cycle. Just my opinion.
    Apr 2, 2015. 11:23 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Income Portfolio Quarterly Update (Q1 2015) [View article]
    So prior to 2013 when I started this article series I was investing in basically a smaller subset of the same companies listed in the above article, but only like 10-15 of them in varying dollar amounts. I did that for two years prior to 1/1/2013. on January 1st of 2013 I decided to commit to a certain style plan instead of investing varying dollar amounts. I was brought to this conviction by a statement that Charles Payne, who is now a tv personality on Fox, made a statement that I really agreed with. He stated that if you are not investing in each of your holdings equally based on dollar amounts than you are damaging your return potential. and based upon his example that made a lot of sense to me. If you have one stock that you invested $5000 in and one that you invest $2500 if the second stock doubles to $5000 meaning increases 100% that gain could be wiped out by a mere 50% correction of the first stock. and your would not have realized any actual gain.

    Since committing to this equally weighted dollar investing strategy I have almost double my portfolio returns over the same 2 year time frame.

    from 2011 - 2013 I realized net portfolio gains of $8000. in the two years following that I have realized net portfolio gains of an additional $14,000. I have noticed that fewer of my large stock gains have gotten wiped out by other under performing stocks. This is the investment strategy that I decided to highlight in this article series. Prior to 2013 my strategy was really shooting blindly in the dark; since then I have committed to the above strategy. If you want to see my original holdings at the start of my 2013 story line you can view my original article which outlines my holdings here -> http://bit.ly/1IUep5Z I have made a few changes from my original holdings but many of them have remained in my portfolio over this time frame.
    Apr 2, 2015. 10:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Income Portfolio Quarterly Update (Q1 2015) [View article]
    The key to a DGI portfolio is start early and dump as much in up front as you can stomach. The more now the better off you will be later. Time is your ally not your enemy!
    Apr 2, 2015. 09:06 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Income Portfolio Quarterly Update (Q1 2015) [View article]
    I have the preferred share index rather than specific preferred shares. I have looked at preferred shares in the past but I am in a holding pattern regarding adding them until I see what the federal reserve does regarding how fast it will raise rates. If I wait for a rising rate environment I could buy them at a much cheaper discount. Thanks for the input.
    Apr 2, 2015. 09:05 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • My Income Portfolio Quarterly Update (Q1 2015) [View article]
    I do participate in an employee 401(k) plan on top of this investing. Currently I am contributing 9% to that plan in addition to this account. Although I view this account as my primary account due to the fact that I don't have to be 59 1/2 years old in order to draw penalty free from it. the 401(k) will more than likely be converted to an annuity or 1 time cashout to be added to this account when I near retirement age. My current 401(k) contains currently around 85,000 dollars.

    however this account is entirely a taxable brokerage account and not tax advantaged in anyway.
    Apr 2, 2015. 09:04 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • My Income Portfolio Quarterly Update (Q1 2015) [View article]
    Thanks for the encouragement!
    Apr 1, 2015. 01:55 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • My Income Portfolio Quarterly Update (Q4 2014) [View article]
    All numbers reflect my gain after fees. These numbers reflect cost having already been extracted from real funds as I have paid all trades from funds on hand.
    Jan 8, 2015. 08:04 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Portfolio Fall Checkup And Semi-Annual Review [View article]
    I couldn't agree with you more!
    Oct 17, 2014. 08:56 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • My Income Portfolio Quarterly Update (Q3 2014) [View article]
    I wholeheartedly agree with your strategy these price drops are making me foam at the mouth right now for value. alot of the names I own right now have started to enter value territory at least as I view it.
    Oct 16, 2014. 09:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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