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  • How to Fine-Tune Your Biotech B.S. Detector [View article]
    My company forbids me to write about any stock that I have a position in. So I do not have a position in Synta.
    Aug 8 09:08 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel's Dividend Disappointment: Don't Panic - Yet [View article]
    Completely disagree with your point that a dividend raise would be irresponsible and appear desperate. The company still has more than enough free cash flow to cover the dividend. A raise would signal confidence in the future, not desperateness.
    Aug 4 08:33 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Keep Big Government Out Of Your Portfolio [View article]
    Thanks very much
    Jun 21 07:50 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Creating Your Own Dividend Annuity [View article]
    Wow, if you're a recent college graduate and you already grasp this concept, you're setting yourself up very well for later in life. Kids' college tuition and retirement should be easily attainable. Good for you and keep up the good work.
    Feb 13 09:45 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Darden Restaurants - Wait For A Further Sell-Off Before Picking Up Shares [View article]
    Darden doesn't own Denny's.
    Dec 5 11:52 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Which Candidate Is Better For Your Portfolio? [View article]
    MWinMD,

    Interesting info. Thanks for adding that to the discussion.
    Oct 22 08:44 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Which Candidate Is Better For Your Portfolio? [View article]
    JCATRI,

    Thanks for the comment, but I couldn't disagree more. The S&P is trading at 15x earnings, 14x forward earnings, not expensive at all. And while this quarter's earnings aren't likely to be too exciting, the economy is showing signs of life from homebuilding to retail to autos and the highest level of consumer confidence in 5 years.

    Additionally, the only times the market has been down over ten years were the years ending 1936-1940 and 2008 & 2009, all periods tied to the Great Depression and Great Recession.

    So to not make money in the market over ten years, you needed epic financial collapse. And keep in mind, not all periods tied to those eras were negative. 1931- 1941 or 2001-2011 for example.
    Oct 18 08:45 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Only Investing Strategy You'll Ever Need [View article]
    msapp,

    Look at the payout ratio. It's the percentage of net income that is paid out in dividends. As a general rule, I don't like to see more than 75% of net income paid out in dividends. More than that and the company could have a tough time increasing the dividend if earnings are weak.
    Sep 28 08:27 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Recovery Is Here [View article]
    Come to Palm Beach County. There is new construction everywhere.
    Aug 30 04:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Build Wealth With Dividend Paying Stocks [View article]
    The return wasn't necessarily low, it was that the market was white hot, so price made up a larger percentage of total return than dividends.
    Jul 24 08:40 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Only Investing Strategy You'll Ever Need [View article]
    They were also saying the same thing in 1942, 1979, 2008...
    Jul 23 07:28 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Only Investing Strategy You'll Ever Need [View article]
    I guess SA cut out the link to my new book, Get Rich with Dividends, so I'm going to try to sneak it in here. :) If you're interested in learning more, visit http://amzn.to/OA3TDe
    Jul 12 10:45 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Only Investing Strategy You'll Ever Need [View article]
    gcmagone,

    The strategy works if you need income today. If you invest in Perpetual Dividend Raisers you'll at least stay ahead of inflation. If you're in some stocks paying, let's say 4% and they boost their dividend 8%-10% per year, that will preserve and grow your buying power each year.
    Jul 12 10:43 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Build Wealth With Dividend Paying Stocks [View article]
    Clear,

    Thanks for the comment. I prefer DRIP as it is easier for most investors. Once they find a stock(s) they like, they can continue investing in it automatically and usually at no additional cost. Though for investors willing to put in the research, the second strategy that you mentioned also makes sense.
    Jun 28 09:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Isis: A Pick To Win The Biotech Derby [View article]
    I'm not so sure the mipo safety concern is limited. The drug was rejected once before because of safety issues. Every trial has shown elevated liver enzymes. Even if it is approved, there will likely be a black box warning.
    May 11 08:19 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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