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  • Synta - The Signal Looks Real [View article]
    The "signal" always looks real for a small population. I would suggest reading this:

    I'm not saying SNTA is a bad investment. But I do think it's a crap shoot.
    Jul 10 08:43 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • CYS: Collect Significant Profits At Least Until 2015 [View article]
    Analysts held their "strong" buys on Wachovia as they rode that flaming pig all the way into the ground. Analysts have a strange tendency to issue strong sell ratings at the bottom and strong buy ratings at the top. I never pay attention to analyst opinions.
    Jul 8 08:29 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 10 High-Yield Stocks With High Earnings Growth [View article]
    It's crazy to suggest Vale has a yield of 8%. Vale pays out dividends in April and October of each year. Last year, these two payments totaled $0.772, or about 3.35% yield relative to the recent price of about $23. Additionally last year, Vale paid out two ADDITIONAL dividends totaling $0.771 (ca. 3.35%) and one EXTRAORDINARY dividend of $0.191 (0.83%).

    Thanks to the additional and extraordinary dividends, Vale paid out quite well last year, in the ballpark of 8%. But that is not something to be relied on. Although Vale frequently pays out additional dividends, these are no reason to buy the stock. I own the stock and think Vale is a solid company, but I have no expectation of an 8% dividend yield in 2012.
    Jan 4 02:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Ideal Dividend Portfolio In 3 Investments [View article]
    I think Kevin is correct: You cannot really extrapolate LVL's payout into the future based on any single quarterly dividend, since the payouts fluctuate widely throughout the year. The December payout tends to be low, while the June payout is typically the highest of the year. Compare it with other international dividend ETF's such as IDV ... the pattern is similar.

    I own both CVY and LVL in my portfolio as well as in an IRA. Of the two, my favorite tends to be CVY. LVL tends to trade in light volume and it's a persistent member of the "Threshold Securities" list. Still, I don't plan on selling either ETF anytime in the near future.
    Jan 3 02:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Yield Trends Of Popular High-Yield Dividend ETFs During The Great Recession [View article]

    This effectively IS a comparison based on payout amounts, since the yields are all based on the closing price of 10/21/2011. For example, the CVY "high yield" on 9/08 is based on the four prior quarterly distributions which totaled $1.421, and the CVY "low yield" on 3/10 is based on the four prior quarterly distributions totaling $0.887. Dividing these by the 10/21/2011 closing price of $20.09 gives 7.07% and 4.42%. Realistically though, I could have made this more clear.

    I actually had a pretty nice Excel graph in the original article, but it was chopped out. If I figure out how to properly format a graph for submission here, maybe I can send an update.
    Oct 25 10:45 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment