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  • Verizon's 4.3% Yield Is About To Go Even Higher [View article]
    before trying to force a common stock to 'act' like a bond, check out preferred stock; preferred that are cumulative do act like bonds

    preferred stock offer more security in dividend payment [many pay a higher dividend rate than the common]; and if the preferred is purchased below par, have a known CG if called [similar to a bond]

    common stock have higher relative risk to reward generally; currently you can find a good selection of preferred from great companies paying 7% and better...all the very best...long VZ and T
    Aug 19 10:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Do You Hold Cash When Realty Income Or AT&T Are Available? [View article]
    I agree with you Rkatz!
    you do need cash during a crash unless you have fairly close stops and know when the crash will occur...and who knows 'when the crash will occur?'
    all the very best
    Aug 12 11:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Court revives BP retirement plan lawsuit filed after oil spill [View news story]
    BP is likely to continue to fight into the next decade and the payout will diminish as time passes...along with inflation effects...and judges retire, die off, new ones may well favor BP...and so the world turns
    all the very best to BP employees and stockholders
    Jul 15 09:13 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Court revives BP retirement plan lawsuit filed after oil spill [View news story]
    BP is mostly one client; the plaintiffs are thousands...what are the odds of some of those thousands becoming your clients in the future v one BP
    Jul 15 09:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Court revives BP retirement plan lawsuit filed after oil spill [View news story]
    not Z but there are many other better countries currently
    might this change? perhaps a revolution has a higher probability
    Jul 15 09:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Court revives BP retirement plan lawsuit filed after oil spill [View news story]
    How I pray you are correct;the highly knowingly biased judges have allowed the lies...
    My the good lord bless all the good employees at BP for bring USA oil for our economy, and may the stockholders that held and are not back to even or better being paid dividends waiting be blessed with profits well earned!
    Jul 15 09:06 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BP can't escape liabilities by blaming feds for drilling halt, plaintiffs say [View news story]
    bad government worse judges mostly forget who pays their fees and finds: we the people, that is the majority of us pay...a little delayed and often amplified (add a profit)...as a business BP will pass these costs to their customers
    Jul 8 11:49 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Do Dividends Add Shareholder Value? What Buffett Says [View article]
    AuCoaster,
    understand and agree with you within WB parameters
    prefer the golden goose approach
    so does history, as it says dividends are a significant part of total return
    and non-dividend stocks have LOWER total returns,
    hence the golden goose approach for most investors is best
    may you and your investments prosper and exceed your goals,
    thanks for your thoughts and viewpoints...much appreciated
    Mar 24 12:56 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Do Dividends Add Shareholder Value? What Buffett Says [View article]
    Robert said it correctly!
    reinvestment of dividends is saying apples are oranges...
    if view owning dividend stock like owning your own business:
    your goal being earnings [dividends] to "pay to live"
    would you sell your stock [company assets]? -- sell business assets "to pay to live"?
    Robert's golden goose is sweet way to say it!
    Mar 23 11:46 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Do Dividends Add Shareholder Value? What Buffett Says [View article]
    and you can add even more with the wise use of options
    Mar 18 10:56 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Do Dividends Add Shareholder Value? What Buffett Says [View article]
    BuffaloBell,
    mutual funds do the same...suck the cream off the top, when the cream is gone...they still keep sucking
    any stock that fails to pay a dividend MUST increase its open market stock price to pay its stockholders, otherwise, there are better choices
    all the best in your investments
    Mar 17 11:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Do Dividends Add Shareholder Value? What Buffett Says [View article]
    you hit the nail on the head
    WB method makes sense when your timeline is 40 years
    when you are IN retirement, selling a small portfolio will not allow you to keep the process going at the same inflation corrected cash flow for 20 years...the difference as you suggest is MASS one in the billions, the other under one million
    Mar 17 11:08 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Do Dividends Add Shareholder Value? What Buffett Says [View article]
    HI Early,
    OK, of course you are correct, heavens WB has BILLIONS; his mass makes a huge difference in so many ways [and he has very high paying preferred stock, and special deals with the US government, AND insurance! Oh how profitable insurance is when you own the company]
    it would be most interesting to test WB method for us small retail investor: say 2000 to 2013...with your fund limited to under 1 million...perhaps the dow 30...test:
    one selling 4% (keeping cash inflation adjusted the same forward) and taking any dividends in stock;
    two, just taking dividends;
    three own WB B stock (1 million) selling 4% year (one, inflation adjusted same cash out forward)

    what would the outcome be? any takers?

    is it accurate to say, selling 4% per year for 13 years results far less holdings? (less than 50%) than in 2000...

    is your net worth greater with WB stock, then hold WB stock...he wins hands down!

    all the very best
    Mar 17 10:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Do Dividends Add Shareholder Value? What Buffett Says [View article]
    Dave, you presented the most rational and prudent analysis; basically, Buffet is telling you what you should not do...if you sell the stock you own you will run out of stock...it makes no sense...and to say that your company is always worth 125% of its true value and there is demand at that price is lunacy...just does not happen; his logic is flawed hence his math is too
    if you own a worthy stock that pays a dividend it naturally will pay higher dividends over time exceeding inflation and you pay tax on the income but you will on average has an asset that continues to increase in value...a better case than selling off your asset...you cannot continue to take grain from your silo and think it will last forever...WB is selling you a bill of goods worth less over time, not more
    Mar 16 09:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan Energy Partners: A Good Time To Buy? [View article]
    Bucs from memory you are correct...depends upon how high the distributions (UBTI)...etc...good guidance:
    read IRS publications
    if you use Tubotax higher level packages, call their CPA's, at no cost,
    IRS publications do provide examples...
    generally small numbers in MLP's are hassle free within 401's and IRA's is simple...all the very best
    Mar 12 08:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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