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  • Dividend Growth Investing: Creating Your Own Dividend By Selling Shares (Part 1) [View article]
    Fully agree - seeing the numbers in black and red was very eye opening - I instinctively "knew" what was going to happen - but so quickly? Yikes.

    This ought to be required reading for financial planners - and plannees...even if they choose to follow the 4% rule.
    May 19, 2014. 04:10 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Housing Starts [View news story]
    Typo - 1.07M not K?
    May 16, 2014. 08:32 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Nail biting time at Target [View news story]
    Pays a good divvy, good store, very popular with the shoppers, solid demographics, etc etc etc - what's not to like long term? Looking to add post-report
    May 15, 2014. 01:24 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nail biting time at Target [View news story]
    Buy the blood - we're not talking Sears or JC Penny's here - where else is midAmerica going to shop - certainly not WalMart.
    May 15, 2014. 08:53 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 12 Dividend Stocks With 50+ Years Of Consecutive Increases [View article]
    Take a look at WMB - management is seriously committed to growing their divvy
    May 14, 2014. 08:43 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Dividend Stock Analysis [View article]
    @Paul - yep - we each have our own styles of investing and there really isn't even close to one right answer. I tend to be in D4L's school of buying and holding until there's a reason to sell (divvy cut, etc) - but I totally understand where you're coming from as well. Often times companies like this will cycle back into being a "good choice" and already having your older position puts you in a great spot.

    One thing I really appreciate about the author - and why his articles often cause consternation/surprise - is that they're metric driven regardless of being an existing holding or not. You're correct, that is unusual around here.
    May 13, 2014. 08:11 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Dividend Stock Analysis [View article]
    @Paul - he's had it for quite a while. At one time, it had good metrics to "buy" - just that right now it does not.

    However, rating something as a "not buy" or "weak" is NOT the same thing as advocating we sell - or at least not for the author - if there's an established position already.
    May 12, 2014. 05:39 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Dividend Stock Analysis [View article]
    MSFT just got a 5 star the other day - RTN and CAH are recent 4 stars
    May 12, 2014. 10:59 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 8 Dividend Stocks With A 15% Yield In 15 Years [View article]
    @DB - beginning to really like these divvy spinoffs - did well with this COP/PSX, ABT/ABBV as well as the Sara Lee split up. Watching BAX for an entry - have your eye on any?
    May 12, 2014. 08:03 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Selling A Few Shares Is Not The Same As Getting A Dividend [View article]
    @55 - still curious if you're selling $1,000 total - or $1,000 gain?

    If the former, you'll only be netting about $200 - from a position which nets you over $600/yr

    If the latter, you need to sell about 36 shares

    Your initial post is unclear on this - even with the short sentences. The dividend amount of $20 indicates the former will be your trade, however you will only be actually enjoying ~$200 rather than $1,000 which you also indicate.
    May 9, 2014. 01:22 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Selling A Few Shares Is Not The Same As Getting A Dividend [View article]
    Are you selling $1,000 of stock - or of gain?

    There's a difference.

    Just as there is for each of us. In your situation, this makes perfect sense. For those of us was are younger, it might not.

    Nice trade, btw
    May 9, 2014. 11:34 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Selling A Few Shares Is Not The Same As Getting A Dividend [View article]
    @PD - I like the flexibility I get with divvies. I can keep and spend, I can drip and/or I can invest elsewhere - and I get to do that 4 times per year - or with some stocks - monthly. Furthermore, by dripping into a DGI, I get to parlay the compound effect big time.

    We agree on the benefits of yield support.
    May 9, 2014. 08:12 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Selling A Few Shares Is Not The Same As Getting A Dividend [View article]
    @David Fish

    This is an important distinction

    Perhaps we should use the term "gain" here rather than "income" to highlight it.

    With divvies, we're getting gains. With sales of capital stock, if the price is flat, we're gaining nothing - or worse, should it be done - we're taking a loss.

    B/c after all, FEYE and TWTR only go up and if I want to sell a few shares at a gain to match the amount I'll be receiving in divvies.....oh wait a second...
    May 9, 2014. 08:09 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Selling A Few Shares Is Not The Same As Getting A Dividend [View article]
    @User - therein lies the rub - far too many assumptions. You're correct to note the serious damage done to our growth portfolio when having to sell in a down market. As with all these sorts of exercises, the "whens" matter far more than we give them credit for.

    FWIW, for our assumed (!) DGR stock, it'd take 16 years for the divies received to equal initial investment.
    May 8, 2014. 04:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Selling A Few Shares Is Not The Same As Getting A Dividend [View article]
    Yep - just being realistic - Don't forget tho - you're having to sell every year from your initial stash - and each year you're having to sell a larger % of your remaining shares until they're all gone. Meanwhile, the divvy shares are the same - (or larger if dripped) - (and also receive capital appreciation).
    May 8, 2014. 04:32 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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