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  • My K.I.S.S. Dividend Portfolio: 4th Quarter 2014 Update And Year-End Review [View article]
    Paul,

    Finally got that info for you. 38 of my 60 stocks are in the S&P 500.
    Jan 3, 2015. 01:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My K.I.S.S. Dividend Portfolio: 4th Quarter 2014 Update And Year-End Review [View article]
    Income and Miguel,

    I doubt I would be investing 1M right now either. There just aren't enough DGI stocks that are available today at good prices. But back in January of 2013 there were, it was about $540,000 back then (not $1M), and I already had many positions in my portfolio from my previous investing attempts. I was not starting with all cash.
    Jan 3, 2015. 12:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My K.I.S.S. Dividend Portfolio: 4th Quarter 2014 Update And Year-End Review [View article]
    "Nothing wrong with you expressing some healthy skepticism in terms of what would make you feel uncomfortable, though."

    I like healthy skepticism. As I say at the end of every article "I welcome your comments and criticisms." And that includes skepticisms. If I can't satisfactorily answer all of these questions, at least satisfactorily in my own mind, then I haven't thought everything through yet and I have some more work to do.
    Jan 3, 2015. 12:25 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • My K.I.S.S. Dividend Portfolio: 4th Quarter 2014 Update And Year-End Review [View article]
    Miguel,

    I too am going to start looking a little more at FCF. Might even decide to look at the FCF graph on FAST Graphs rather than the earning graph. We'll see.
    Jan 3, 2015. 12:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My K.I.S.S. Dividend Portfolio: 4th Quarter 2014 Update And Year-End Review [View article]
    Doug,

    I think I spell out my thoughts about how I invest pretty well in my article, and I'm not at the point yet where I think I should be telling other people what to do. So I'll just let others give their opinion on your portfolio. I'll just say make sure you have a plan that you are comfortable with, stick to the plan, and if you find the plan isn't working have the flexibility enough to change it.

    Good luck and congratulations on being retired at age 57!!!
    Jan 3, 2015. 11:32 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • My K.I.S.S. Dividend Portfolio: 4th Quarter 2014 Update And Year-End Review [View article]
    paper,

    Thank you for reading and for your question.

    I submitted an answer to you already, and it appeared for a little while, but then it disappeared. Weird. I hope it doesn't appear again and It seems like I answered twice.

    I too have not yet lived through a dividend cut. I'm sure it will happen eventually, and I will learn a lot from the experience, but for now, since I don't believe I can predict impending cuts, and since I think that usually the best thing to do in the market is to do nothing, I will simply hold on until a cut actually happens, and then I will sell. I'm not going to try to use pay out ratio as some kind of indicator.

    Chowder has much more experience than I do, and has been through some cuts, so I'll let him answer you more completely.
    Jan 3, 2015. 11:29 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My K.I.S.S. Dividend Portfolio: 4th Quarter 2014 Update And Year-End Review [View article]
    B-H-R,

    Folly? What are we, British??
    Jan 3, 2015. 10:26 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • My K.I.S.S. Dividend Portfolio: 4th Quarter 2014 Update And Year-End Review [View article]
    Wienec,

    Thanks for your question. I simply use the posted price of the investment, since that is what price at which I would be able to buy or sell them. I believe the ETF fees are accounted for in the actual price of the ETF? No?
    Jan 3, 2015. 10:11 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • My K.I.S.S. Dividend Portfolio: 4th Quarter 2014 Update And Year-End Review [View article]
    Karl,

    "I too get annoyed when people use acronyms without defining them."

    And then criticize you because you don't know the acronym they are using.
    Jan 3, 2015. 09:17 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My K.I.S.S. Dividend Portfolio: 4th Quarter 2014 Update And Year-End Review [View article]
    Surf,

    Yes I can, and I do. :-)
    Jan 3, 2015. 08:48 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My K.I.S.S. Dividend Portfolio: 4th Quarter 2014 Update And Year-End Review [View article]
    Income,

    With all due respect to them, I don't respect the analysis of any of the respected analysts.
    Jan 3, 2015. 08:45 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My K.I.S.S. Dividend Portfolio: 4th Quarter 2014 Update And Year-End Review [View article]
    Income,

    I was all equities going all the way back before the financial meltdown in 2008. I've been fully invested in equities for at least 8 years, probably more. But I wasn't a DGIer and I didn't know about SA.
    Jan 3, 2015. 08:44 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • My K.I.S.S. Dividend Portfolio: 4th Quarter 2014 Update And Year-End Review [View article]
    Easy,

    Good point. But again, I try to keep things simple. That's a little too much like rolling the dice to me.
    Jan 3, 2015. 08:42 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • My K.I.S.S. Dividend Portfolio: 4th Quarter 2014 Update And Year-End Review [View article]
    Miguel,

    Do you have access to the S&P reports? I get them through Optionsxpress, and I know that Etrade and Fidelity also offer them. Not sure who else.
    Jan 3, 2015. 08:40 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My K.I.S.S. Dividend Portfolio: 4th Quarter 2014 Update And Year-End Review [View article]
    Income,

    "OK, what prompted you to start with a 1/2 million dollars on 1/1/2013?
    Just curious."

    That's how much I had. Before that I was investing, I just wasn't investing strictly in DGI, and I wasn't posting on SA. 1/1/13 is that date that I date I use for when I officially converted to full time DGI and decided to begin posting my portfolio to document how it went.
    Jan 3, 2015. 08:38 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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