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  • Will Dividend Stocks Save You In A Bear Market? [View article]
    geekette,
    we have a pension now and social security coming, yet our retirement savings are mostly in dividend paying equities. We have 5 years of expenses covered by cash (to even out our spending until the soc sec becomes available). So cash needed in the next 5 years is out of the market, the rest is in! I hope to be able to maintain that formula going forward.
    Jul 9 08:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Dividend Stocks Save You In A Bear Market? [View article]
    thank you, David, for pointing out the index's greater loss during the downturn. The author was remiss to leave that out of his article.
    Jul 9 07:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Lower Or Even Eliminate Your Taxes On REITs [View article]
    me, too!
    Jun 27 02:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fallen Dividend Champions: I Still Have No Fear Of A Market Crash: Part 2 [View article]
    Chuck,
    I did do the homework I set myself, to look at the frozen/fallen angels before you published this article (well, I looked at the first half to get a general sense of what might be going on). I did notice the falling earnings preceding dividend cuts in many cases. Also noticed that some of these companies did go on to be good holdings long term, but it does seem hard to know which company that might be beforehand (!!!)
    I love your clear headed exposition of the issues.
    Thanks!
    Med
    Jun 19 07:57 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • I Have No Fear Of A Market Crash Or A Significant Correction, Here's Why: Part 1 [View article]
    Chuck, I think I will go through the "frozen angels" list using F.A.S.T. graphs to do my "homework" before your part 2 article, coming next week. Want to see how much I do understand before you lay it out for us.
    Seems like time that would be well spent.
    (Very much appreciate your sharing your insights.)
    Jun 14 01:26 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • I Have No Fear Of A Market Crash Or A Significant Correction, Here's Why: Part 1 [View article]
    And we DO have cash reserves (along with a pension now and soc. sec. down the road) to cover short term needs, so any crash/correction, when it inevitably comes, can be navigated through without too much pain.
    Jun 13 08:15 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • I Have No Fear Of A Market Crash Or A Significant Correction, Here's Why: Part 1 [View article]
    I was eagerly awaiting your weekly article and am not disappointed. Long MCD and JNJ, sold APD and CAH a while back. Since I embraced DGI only about a year ago (and subscribed to F.A.S.T.graphs) most of these stocks you describe never made it onto my personal list. I HAVE been able to sleep better at night since I began following the DGI gurus here on SA, and our brokerage balance shows much better results as well.
    thank you!
    Jun 13 07:42 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • I Found A Nice Margin Of Safety In Omega Healthcare Investors [View article]
    thanks, I will look into VTR!
    Jun 12 04:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • I Found A Nice Margin Of Safety In Omega Healthcare Investors [View article]
    the S&P credit rating is BB+, too low for me
    Jun 11 09:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirees Please Don't Index, You Deserve Better Than Average [View article]
    I have done that with VIG, Ken, as their proprietary model picks high quality dividend payers. Helps with stocks that Morningstar may not rate as well. (also use and love Fastgraphs)

    Med
    May 31 10:50 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Diversifying The Perfect Retirement Portfolio - Here's How: Part 3 [View article]
    yes, David, agree with you. We plan on taking the ss when we reach 66 (full retirement age) and maximizing the amount we can convert to a roth. I have run excel simulations up one side and down the other on various ways to play this and age 66 seems like the best way for us (we are 61 and retired from paying jobs for 9 years now)

    Med
    May 16 01:22 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Are Any High Quality Companies Decently Valued At The Moment? [View article]
    thanks for Step #3. I think it will help me a lot!
    Apr 28 08:13 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Portfolio: Spring Checkup And Semi-Annual Review [View article]
    SJR is one of the very few stocks in my portfolio that earns only a BBB credit rating from Morningstar, and only a B from the S&P capitial IQ Earnings & Dividend Rank, which concerns me.

    I also noticed the increase in SJR's dividend in our accounts of about 8% as of last week's dividend payment (per jzlaker's comment). The exchange rate with the Canadian dollar is unfavorable right the moment and it seems the dividend is functionally about 10% lower. That said, it does pay a good dividend relative to many other dividend growth stocks. I am am relatively flat on my investment as of a little over a year ago, the dividend payments are keeping the overall return positive. With the dividend increase, I am less worried about it.

    thanks for the look into your thinking process, it is very helpful.

    Med
    Apr 8 10:24 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Champions For December 2013 [View article]
    very appreciative of your work and generosity in sharing!
    Med
    Dec 2 10:45 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Stock-Market Limerence Will Cause Portfolio Heartbreak [View article]
    also CVX, XOM, KMI & KMR, TEVA
    Nov 4 05:06 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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