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  • Dividend Champions Smackdown XXX [View article]
    Always interesting reading.
    Sep 7 09:07 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Coffee Time With J. M. Smucker [View article]
    Dave is good at clearing the air. He has a wonderful memory.
    Aug 20 08:31 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Reasons To Consider Buying First Niagara Financial [View article]
    King: I appreciate your candor and we obviously do have different approaches to our investment strategies. If you find that yours works for you then stick to it and I will do the same with my approach.
    Also, you are so right about sharing information and thoughts as that is the means
    Pat
    Aug 18 10:09 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Reasons To Consider Buying First Niagara Financial [View article]
    Mr. King:
    I am not trying to burst your bubble... but none of those you cited offer a DRIP. Also, ARR has lowered its dividend from 12¢/month to 11¢, and again to 10¢ just since 2010-11. As for Gabelli's Gold Fund he is returning you some of your principal with each dividend. The only difference between Mario Gabelli and Bernie Madoff is that Bernie neglected to tell his clients that a portion of the dividend payments included their own principal. (It is legal to do this as long as investors are INFORMED that that is what is happening.)
    If your system works for you and you are happy with it then go with it. Just be aware that a portion of those dividends are a return of principal.
    Aug 16 09:17 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Reasons To Consider Buying First Niagara Financial [View article]
    Hey King, name a couple that pay close to 4% like FNFG and also have a DRIP.
    Aug 15 08:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Reasons To Consider Buying First Niagara Financial [View article]
    First let me say that I am a patient investor. Just about 1 year ago on (8-2-11), I wrote up FNFG for SA and at that time I pointed out that a dividend cut was possible with the addition of more shares. Cash from the issuance of additional shares was used to acquire additional branches and strengthen FNFG's market penetration. After all, more shares would require more money to be allocated towards paying dividends. Over the past year I have been gradually adding to my position at lower prices thus lowering my average cost per share. I am still a buyer! I have found that patience usually rewards long-term investors. And yes, I DRIP.
    Aug 12 09:48 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 40 Dividend Champions Vs. The S&P 500: 30-Year Backtest [View article]
    I liked the article. Good work!
    A suggestion.
    Perhaps you could run the same test for the next 40 stocks on Dave Fish's list, or maybe divide into 3 groups so that your software can more easily handle it. Just a thought!
    All in all,one of the better articles I have read lately.
    Jun 4 10:10 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividends In Doubt: 29 'Overdue' Increases [View article]
    Thanks Dave:
    I see HNZ just increased their div. to $2.06/yr. How many years does this make.?
    May 28 08:31 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Champions: 4 Increases Expected By July 31 [View article]
    Hey Dave:
    As you have probably already noticed, stocks with low payout ratios and low yields find it much easier to raise their payouts every year. Ergo; there is a small list of cos. that have long histories of increased payouts among stocks with high yields and high payout ratios. i wish that were reversed.
    Pat
    May 22 10:32 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividends And Electric Utilities: PPL Corp. Vs. NextEra Energy [View article]
    Why not split your allocated cash equally between the 2 and get added diversification?
    May 22 11:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Stocks Under $5 To Consider [View article]
    Hey Rocky!
    Read those DRIP statements more carefully!
    Why in the world would you put yourself further in the hole every month by making a $50/mo. investment. NOK charges fees of $2.50 plus 4¢/share on every check you send. You are not investing $50 but slightly less than $47.50 every month. Get smarter, and be a cheapo like me, Send them $150 every 3 months and save $5 and get yourself an extra share each and every quarter; that is 4 extra shares/year. That is as long as NOK stays below $5. I mentioned this strategy to you in another one of your articles.
    "You can lead a horse to water..."
    Apr 21 11:13 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Am Content That I Sold Apple And Gave Up Trading [View article]
    Gotta go Rock, be back Monday in PM
    Pattyrac
    Apr 14 12:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Am Content That I Sold Apple And Gave Up Trading [View article]
    Bi-weekly?
    I could never understand if that meant twice each week or every other week.
    Either way you are probably making too much work for yourself. Share prices long-term usually do not move up or down that much in 3 months.
    Apr 14 12:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Am Content That I Sold Apple And Gave Up Trading [View article]
    Hey Rocky:
    One thing you could do to improve dollar-cost-averaging is to invest quarterly AFTER THE DIVIDEND HAS BEEN PAID, that way each subsequent investment will earn a dividend in 60 days or less. I have been using this system since the 1970's. It improves the total return.
    I also have another suggestion, but first let me know how you feel about my timing mode.
    Pattyrac
    Apr 14 09:19 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Am Content That I Sold Apple And Gave Up Trading [View article]
    Yes, Rocky I am Italian. In fact I just came back from Europe where the food is SUPERIOR to what we get in the US.
    And a word regarding that typo. Don't sweat it, everybody makes errors. As hard as it may be to believe, I even err.
    Do you use dollar cost averaging?
    Because if you do, I have a suggestion or two to enhance returns.
    Apr 13 12:14 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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