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  • The All-Aristocrat Team: 35 Income Generating Dividend Machines (Part 4) [View article]
    Thanks, Bingo. CVX is a great company with a fantastic yield right now!
    May 29, 2015. 12:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The All-Aristocrat Team: 35 Income Generating Dividend Machines (Part 4) [View article]
    Thanks for the comment, rhiannion.
    May 29, 2015. 12:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Correction 2015? Be Prepared To 'Buy The Dip' [View article]
    $118.00 would only be about a 10% drop. Certainly possible if there is a broad market selloff since Apple is such a large part of the S&P weighting...
    May 28, 2015. 03:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Correction 2015? Be Prepared To 'Buy The Dip' [View article]
    Great strategy and prices, Myer! Send us a message (click "send message" link above) with your email address and we will send you a couple of sample Buy Zone reports for the stocks mentioned above.
    May 28, 2015. 11:13 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Correction 2015? Be Prepared To 'Buy The Dip' [View article]
    Buying great stocks at good prices is a winning strategy long-term. Stay patient! As this article suggests, cash-secured puts are a great use of idle cash. Here is a link to a short primer we wrote on cash-secured puts and covered calls (specifically with dividend investors in mind):

    http://bit.ly/1zeVAEx
    May 28, 2015. 10:37 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Correction 2015? Be Prepared To 'Buy The Dip' [View article]
    It would definitely be nice to buy some stocks on sale! We would settle for a small 10% correction at this point...
    May 28, 2015. 09:34 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 'Fairly Valued' Dividend Stocks That You Could Buy Today [View article]
    haha. excellent point! buying tomorrow would be ok too...
    May 25, 2015. 12:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 'Fairly Valued' Dividend Stocks That You Could Buy Today [View article]
    Indeed, Don. A pretty good long term entry point here...
    May 25, 2015. 12:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Best Way To 'Buy The Dip' For Income Investors [View article]
    morganj is right. It's unlikely that the owner of the option would exercise an option that still has 2-3 months left until expiration (unless it is significantly in-the-money). While its possible, it doesn't really make sense for them to exercise unless they are sitting on a massive gain and want to hold the stock for some reason. The more likely scenario is for them to exit their option position for a profit (which wouldn't affect the option seller).
    May 25, 2015. 07:40 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The All-Aristocrat Team: 35 Income Generating Dividend Machines (Part 1) [View article]
    zgb952 - See our comment above for an explanation. MCY isn't nessessarily a "pick" or recommendation just because it is highlighted in this article. It made the cut based on the initial screen, but it ranked second to last on the list based on our Rating System.
    May 25, 2015. 01:41 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The All-Aristocrat Team: 35 Income Generating Dividend Machines (Part 1) [View article]
    Great discussion here and it highlights a couple of important points that we should elaborate on.

    First, our series articles (like this one) usually start with a theme (e.g., Dividend Aristocrats) and a simple stock screen from our dividend stock universe. Then we will rank those stocks based on criteria from our rating system.

    The initial screen we used for this series was simply two data points (consecutive years w/ dividend increases and dividend yield). There were 70 stocks in our universe that have increased their dividend for at least 25 consecutive years and 35 of those stocks currently have a yield of 2.5% or higher...which is the 35 members of the All-Aristocrat Team.

    We then ranked these stocks using a Dividend/Safety/Value (DSV) blend. The DSV blend is a blend of our individual Dividend, Safety, and Value ratings for each stock using the following weightings: Dividend (25% weight), Safety (25%), Value (50%). We used this blend so that stocks that have better overall relative valuations would be ranked higher on the list.

    Click here to learn more about our rankings: http://bit.ly/Stpod9

    Regarding MCY, it ranked 34th out of the 35 stocks that made the initial cut. In other words...it ranked second to last! If you scan the individual sub rankings for MCY in our analysis above, its clear why this stock didn't rank very well (as many of you have correctly pointed out). A stock with a safety rating of only 28 should definitely be a red flag for investors (especially coupled with a low Value rating of 33).

    That said, MCY currently has a yield of 4.5% (which is one of the highest of any Aristocrat) and it has increased its dividend for 28 consecutive years. However, despite these two impressive dividend stats...it only has a Dividend Rating of 69. There are clearly some red flags here too (low dividend CAGRs and high payout ratio) otherwise it would have ranked higher.

    We built our ranking system to flush this kind of stuff out and we are glad to see that some SA readers also noticed the red flags that our MCY Ratings accounted for.

    All in all, MCY deserved to be on the team (as it made the initial cut based on the stock screen)...but it clearly won't be playing in an games until some of its statistics improve.

    We hope you enjoy comparing and contrasting the rest of the stocks in the series and please don't hesitate to comment if you have any questions about the specific ratings for each stock.

    Again...great questions and discussion!
    May 25, 2015. 01:34 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth All Stars: 20 Dividend Stocks That Will Keep Your Income Growing (Part 5) [View article]
    Agreed, Robert. QCOM's margins have gotten squeezed a bit, but earnings are still rising. GWBellevue is correct that Q215 earnings are down, but we think the long term annual earnings trend is still positive.
    May 24, 2015. 11:33 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Best Way To 'Buy The Dip' For Income Investors [View article]
    Richman - Also, here is a quick primer that we wrote on cash-secured put and covered call strategies for Dividend investors.

    http://bit.ly/1zeVAEx

    Send us a message with your email address and we will send you a couple of sample trades (that goes for anyone on this thread that is interested).
    May 24, 2015. 08:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth All Stars: 20 Dividend Stocks That Will Keep Your Income Growing (Part 5) [View article]
    Thanks for the comments, Rose. We would love all these stocks to come down a bit too... :)
    May 24, 2015. 08:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth All Stars: 20 Dividend Stocks That Will Keep Your Income Growing (Part 5) [View article]
    Thanks for reading, pappyJack!
    May 24, 2015. 08:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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