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  • Time To Take Profits?: 16 Dividend Stocks That Are Currently Overvalued (Part 1) [View article]
    Hi JimRay - "Taking profits" doesn't necessarily mean sell your whole position. Often times, we will sell a quarter or half of our position when a stock has a significant short-term gain. The goal of most dividend investors is to maximize income while protecting their capital base. Having a well thought out exit strategy will help you accomplish this goal.

    Don't take what we are saying in this series as a hard and fast rule...use it as food for thought to establish your own exit strategy.
    May 26, 2014. 09:24 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Time To Take Profits?: 16 Dividend Stocks That Are Currently Overvalued (Part 1) [View article]
    Hi DAL - We plan to pick back up where we left off on the Dividend Investors Club series. Apologies for the delay on that one...
    May 26, 2014. 09:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The All-Defensive Team: 25 Low Beta Dividend Stocks For An Uncertain Market (Part 1) [View article]
    Purple_K - That is one definition, but there are others:

    (1) The quality of being careful with money or resources;
    (2) Economy in the use of means to an end.

    The Law of Parsimony (a.k.a. Occam’s Razor), a principle most often used in science or philosophy, means the adoption of the simplest assumption in the formulation of a theory or in the interpretation of data (i.e., all else being equal the simplest solution is the best). In layman’s terms…it’s the Keep It Simple Stupid (K.I.S.S.) method.

    The more inputs (information) you use in your investing process, the more complicated it becomes… and complexity rarely yields superior results. This is why we try to keep our investing strategies as simple as possible (law of Parsimony).
    May 25, 2014. 10:30 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The All-Defensive Team: 25 Low Beta Dividend Stocks For An Uncertain Market (Part 1) [View article]
    Hi maybenot - Thanks for the comments. We would love some AWR at $18 too!! Our "Buy Zone" on the stock is currently $25.00-$27.00. It still needs to pull back a bit, but water is a commodity we literally can't live without!
    May 25, 2014. 10:07 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The All-Defensive Team: 25 Low Beta Dividend Stocks For An Uncertain Market (Part 1) [View article]
    Hi FCARONE - We agree with you that options are excellent tools for investors. Selling cash secured puts on stocks you would like to own at a lower price is a fantastic strategy to generate income while forcing you to remain patient with your "Buy Zones"..

    We share your concerns about stop loss orders as well...
    May 25, 2014. 09:33 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The All-Defensive Team: 25 Low Beta Dividend Stocks For An Uncertain Market (Part 1) [View article]
    Hi slam stocks - Your comment is an excellent one. Most stocks (even low beta stocks) are "overpriced" right now. We publish Buy Zone reports on our website for all of our high rated stocks...and there is definitely a dearth of good value opportunities right now. That said, there is theoretically less downside risk with low beta stocks and we always recommend buying in stages. It's ok to take small nibbles of good stocks, but leave yourself some dry powder to buy more on a dip (i.e., you will never be able to time the exact bottom).

    For what it is worth, we focus on four key levels of support when determining our “Buy Zones” (which are points at which long-term dividend investors should feel comfortable starting to build a position in the respective stocks):

    (1) Valuation – Support levels based on historical valuation multiples
    (2) Technical – Support from short and long-term trend lines
    (3) Volatility - Target correction levels based on historical volatility and draw down
    (4) Yield - Support levels based on forward dividend yield
    May 24, 2014. 10:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • DIY Dividend Investors Club (Part 9): Vote For Your Favorite Technology Dividend Stock [View article]
    Agreed, Dave! CTSH certainly has the balance sheet and cash flow that you look for in a dividend stock...so it isn't too "wild"... :)

    Good luck to you. Thanks for the comments.
    Nov 15, 2013. 12:14 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • DIY Dividend Investors Club (Part 9): Vote For Your Favorite Technology Dividend Stock [View article]
    Hi Stock_doc - Good suggestions. We like INTC and we own it in the Model Portfolio, but the price is a little rich here. CSCO has definitely entered the radar after the recent sell off. We would consider this stock a "Dividend in the Rough". It doesn't rate particularly well in our system (only 30), but it does have great ratings for Financial Stability (90) and Dividend Sustainability (90)...so it could be worth taking a chance on at some point.
    Nov 15, 2013. 10:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • DIY Dividend Investors Club (Part 9): Vote For Your Favorite Technology Dividend Stock [View article]
    Both good choices. We recently purchased IBM around $174...
    Nov 15, 2013. 10:04 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • DIY Dividend Investors Club (Part 9): Vote For Your Favorite Technology Dividend Stock [View article]
    Nice cost basis on CA, Dave! Our cost basis in the Model Portfolio is slightly higher ($22.63). We've considered taking some profits given the nice rally over the past 12 months and recently sold some covered calls on our position.

    Agree with you on QCOM. What is your dividend thesis on CTSH? It's obviously a great company that generates alot of cash...but it hasn't set a plan for returning that cash to shareholders.
    Nov 15, 2013. 10:03 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • DIY Dividend Investors Club (Part 8): Picking The Best Financial Stocks [View article]
    Hi reinaam - We are targeting 10-15% for this sector.
    Nov 13, 2013. 10:48 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • DIY Dividend Investors Club (Part 8): Picking The Best Financial Stocks [View article]
    Hi Bevelegg - Our Buy Zone for OHI is $26-$30.
    Nov 13, 2013. 10:45 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The All-Small-Cap Team (Part 1): 25 Small-Cap Dividend Stocks To Keep Your Eye On In 2014 [View article]
    Hi Hockey - Thanks for the comment. There are alot of great small cap dividend stocks out there...but each certainly has its own set of pros and cons.
    Nov 13, 2013. 10:27 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • DIY Dividend Investors Club (Part 8): Picking The Best Financial Stocks [View article]
    Miguel - good suggestions...thanks.
    Nov 12, 2013. 12:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ringing The Register (Part 1): 12 Dividend Stocks To Consider Cashing In [View article]
    Hi Koplin - Correct, Habaneros are more overvalued than Poblanos...
    Nov 7, 2013. 09:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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