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  • A 3% Dividend Yield Could Make Apple The Perfect Stock [View article]
    who said that price appreciation and innovation have to stop just because you pay a higher dividend? Apple could be the perfect stock because it could have all of the above...
    May 30, 2014. 10:41 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A 3% Dividend Yield Could Make Apple The Perfect Stock [View article]
    With a $130 billion capital return program...the company should be able to spare another $5-6 billion for dividends. In addition, most companies pay annual dividends with operating cash flow on an annual basis. Our 3% argument has nothing to do with repatriating the cash from overseas...
    May 30, 2014. 09:51 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A 3% Dividend Yield Could Make Apple The Perfect Stock [View article]
    wallberg - As an income investor, expecting a certain yield is not shallow thinking!
    May 30, 2014. 09:47 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A 3% Dividend Yield Could Make Apple The Perfect Stock [View article]
    donzoamania - This article was not meant to be a knock on the company in any way...we love AAPL and there is alot to love about it. AAPL is a great company...we were simply stating that it would be alot better (for a dividend investor) if it also had a 3% yield...
    May 30, 2014. 09:39 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth All Stars: 20 Dividend Stocks That Will Help You Grow Your Income (Part 4) [View article]
    Sometimes good stocks have bad prices! That's the value of having both lists... :)
    May 29, 2014. 03:47 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth All Stars: 20 Dividend Stocks That Will Help You Grow Your Income (Part 4) [View article]
    Eric - Your comment is an excellent one. Most stocks (even DG 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. We preach patience over anything else 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 29, 2014. 09:59 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Time To Take Profits? 16 Dividend Stocks That Are Currently Overvalued (Part 3) [View article]
    Agreed, Paul - Covered calls and cash-secured puts are fantastic option strategies to generate additional income and to help manage your portfolio...
    May 28, 2014. 09:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The All-Defensive Team: 25 Low Beta Dividend Stocks For An Uncertain Market (Part 4) [View article]
    Agree with everything kboyd said above...there are alot of great authors here on SA. Welcome, dt6880...and best of luck to you!
    May 28, 2014. 06:39 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Time To Take Profits? 16 Dividend Stocks That Are Currently Overvalued (Part 3) [View article]
    Thanks for the comment, Jeff. You are correct. All dividend investors do not have the same exact goals...and that is ok. What we preach more than anything is setting up a plan that works for you and that you believe in (otherwise you won't stick with it!).

    Again, we believe it is prudent to have an exit strategy...but everyone's exit strategy doesn't have to be the same.

    Best of luck to you!
    May 28, 2014. 10:17 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Time To Take Profits? 16 Dividend Stocks That Are Currently Overvalued (Part 3) [View article]
    Hi CD - "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 28, 2014. 09:45 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Time To Take Profits?: 16 Dividend Stocks That Are Currently Overvalued (Part 1) [View article]
    Hi reinaam - You are correct. MRK shows up in two conflicting series right now. You have read and commented on many of our articles in the past (thanks for reading!) and you know that the one thing we preach more than anything is patience (i.e., waiting for your Buy Zones). The All Defensive Team series is not meant to be a recommendation to buy all of the stocks mentioned...it was simply meant to highlight low beta stocks to put on your radar. MRK is one low beta stock that is also overvalued right now (hence the inclusion in this series as well)...
    May 26, 2014. 09:30 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 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
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