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  • Why Is It So Difficult To Keep Investing Simple? [View article]
    Seatle,

    Not so fast. Many so-called div champs are no longer in the paper portfolios of stock pickers. Also, most everyone here did not have any money 100 years ago. :)
    Apr 13, 2015. 04:48 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Is It So Difficult To Keep Investing Simple? [View article]
    giorgi,

    Have you seen beneficiaries sue for just that reason?
    Apr 13, 2015. 04:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Is It So Difficult To Keep Investing Simple? [View article]
    pend,

    This is like a broken record I know, but nobody will answer.
    How do you know your stocks will be paying QUITE a bit more?

    "10 years from now when it is paying the exact same dollar amount and my portfolio is paying quite a bit more?"
    Apr 13, 2015. 04:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Is It So Difficult To Keep Investing Simple? [View article]
    Seatle,

    Exactly !!!
    Apr 13, 2015. 04:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Is It So Difficult To Keep Investing Simple? [View article]
    compound,

    The issue at hand is YTM. What are your sell rules for common shares?
    What paper loss are you willing to absorb?
    Apr 13, 2015. 04:34 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Is It So Difficult To Keep Investing Simple? [View article]
    beryl,

    We have been done this road before.
    How do you know you will get share price appreciation going forward?

    The so-called champs sold of hard in 2008/2009 and then "saved" by ZIRP.
    What policy will save share prices the next time?
    Apr 13, 2015. 04:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Is It So Difficult To Keep Investing Simple? [View article]
    kurl,

    Yes, you hit on just one of the issues. For IBD followers with 7/8% stop loss rule, the O&G components may have already been stopped out for substantial annualized realized losses.
    Apr 13, 2015. 04:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Is It So Difficult To Keep Investing Simple? [View article]
    "Also, you have AAPL, with a "measily" 1.5% yield, in your frothy portfolio, that seems a bit strange, no? Hardly a "great divi champs"..."

    You will find AAPL mentioned in many articles seemingly unrelated to the core theme for SEO and hits.
    Apr 13, 2015. 04:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Is It So Difficult To Keep Investing Simple? [View article]
    Balanced,

    "I really want an income pay raise every year on a reliable basis."

    How do you know, "reliable"? The question is often asked, but never answered.

    Common stock doesn't have a YTM. The divs could stay flat, decrease, or be cut. The share prices could increase or decrease.

    Is the system in play here simply a company historical track record of dividend payments? Is that the litmus test?
    Apr 13, 2015. 03:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Is It So Difficult To Keep Investing Simple? [View article]
    "What I do hate are the illogical claims that that nobody, pro or amateur, can do better than funds. That math doesn't add."

    Check with Jack Bogle on this one.
    Apr 13, 2015. 02:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Is It So Difficult To Keep Investing Simple? [View article]
    WallStreet,

    You are preaching to the anti-choir. :)

    Comments show that people are taking your contentions and assertions personally.

    These folks strongly believe they can "pick stocks" and/or "market time".
    Apr 13, 2015. 02:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • FireEye down 3.1% in wake of 60 Minutes broadcast [View news story]
    What's his point?

    Over your life time, how many people have authorized access to your "health and wealth" info?

    Are there really CEOs that think their emails are private?
    Apr 13, 2015. 02:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Is It So Difficult To Keep Investing Simple? [View article]
    RS,

    Thanks for reading my comments, but I think you are reading between the lines. Your article, your comments and mine all speak for themselves.

    My point is very clear. Some readers of SA articles including yours, could or might, and very likely often do take them as advice or recommendations. They act upon these articles because the authors simply, "said so". Regardless of the disclaimers.

    I have said nothing or even insinuated that I have future looking knowledge, wisdom, or the proverbial crystal ball. If I am incorrect as to the facts, then the point-counter-point will hopefully be self-correcting.

    I often get emails and texts when SA articles and comments (and other sites) are posted asking, "how do you see it". Instead of answering each one, I often respond with a comment.
    Apr 6, 2015. 11:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Is It So Difficult To Keep Investing Simple? [View article]
    berlyb,

    For example:

    There is a fair amount of oil and gas in the article above. Why won't the share prices of those majors be a small fraction ten years/twenty years from now of what they are today? Almost every day, front page news has some new head wind for oil and gas. Oil prices cut in half in matter of weeks. Can that only happen to the oil and gas sector?

    "isn't the fact that a company has increased its dividends for 26 years akin to an advantage?"

    Is it? Some companies as a policy don't pay dividends at all. Some investors see it as no opportunity for the company to use the cash internally.

    I do agree that a long term div record by a consumer staple for example makes the equity more bond-like, but it is still not a bond.
    Apr 6, 2015. 11:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Is It So Difficult To Keep Investing Simple? [View article]
    jsijimmy,

    Many investors here are getting 2% maybe 3% taxable for a whole lot of risk and many are spending that divy because 4% and 5% CDs and MMs are no longer available.

    "has done", "investigated", "reviewed" are all rear-view mirror.

    "outlook for the business" Ford announced they are going up against Uber and Lyft. Show me a single comment or article that foresaw that outlook?

    This is, obviously, obvious. Equities (and divies) are the low man on the totem pole. Too many SA authors and commenters think they know, think they have an edge, and can see the future.

    How many CD and bond investors bought the stocks in this article because RS said so and/or because of ZIRP? As I said before, hopefully it works out.
    Apr 6, 2015. 10:20 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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