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  • Can Dividend Growth Stocks Beat Inflation When Held In A Taxable Account? [View article]
    My big fear is that this country reaches a tipping point where the "takers" have more political clout than the "providers". You can see the social chaos that results in this kind of situation in Europe today.

    Bobk61...that will never happen in the USSA:}
    Nov 10, 2012. 02:18 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Spinning Me Softly With An Obamney Victory [View article]
    Silver actually deserves a lot of credit. I think he has changed how elections will be prosecuted over the next few cycles. Just think, if a few months out, Silver--and others who were correct this time--are saying hey, so and so has no chance, imagine the angst and dismay that will lead to with people who support the candidate currently on the short end of his assesment.
    Nov 10, 2012. 02:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Spinning Me Softly With An Obamney Victory [View article]
    There is nothing scientific about Silver's model...he just believes the State Polls are more accurate than the National Polls, and he was 100% right. If you or I built a model based on nothing but state polls, we would have picked every state but one correctly, just as RCP did by doing nothing other than averaging the state polls together on their site with much less fanfare. I admit to being suprised they were so accurate. And he deserves credit for seeing this, but since his model's inner workings are proprietary, we cant know how he actually accounts for everything he claims to account for, but Im guessing he bases it mostly on the state polls.
    Nov 10, 2012. 02:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Am I Obsessed With Dividend Growth Stocks? [View article]
    Inv4Div, it was just a phase I went through, right now Im pretty good a buying and neglecting.
    Nov 10, 2012. 01:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Dividend Growth Stocks Beat Inflation When Held In A Taxable Account? [View article]
    I think you know why your dividends/capital gains are taxed: greedy government. You have it, and they need it. You earn a paycheck, it gets taxed, you save some of that check to invest in stock, and that company earns a profit. The profit gets taxed. They take a small share of that profit and send it to you, and it gets taxed again...thats really triple taxation. As for Mr Buffet, his holding company makes millions off dividends, but he never issues a dividend to his shareholders. Pure genius, that.
    Nov 10, 2012. 01:34 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Citi is out with its latest investment screen selecting U.S.-based dividend-paying stocks of companies that also earn approval in the credit markets. Three newcomers make the list - MRK, PFE, PGN - plus a dozen holdovers: MO, AEP, T, BMY, COP, ED, D, DUK, LLY, LMT, SO, VZ[View news story]
    Yes, Im a contractor at a PGN plant, and DUK did buy out PGN...but there are still lots of kinks to work out it seems. Most of the Corporate IDs still say PGN
    Nov 9, 2012. 03:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Citi is out with its latest investment screen selecting U.S.-based dividend-paying stocks of companies that also earn approval in the credit markets. Three newcomers make the list - MRK, PFE, PGN - plus a dozen holdovers: MO, AEP, T, BMY, COP, ED, D, DUK, LLY, LMT, SO, VZ[View news story]
    Bingo, utilities are going to continue to outperform
    Nov 9, 2012. 03:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Dividend Growth Stocks Beat Inflation When Held In A Taxable Account? [View article]
    I have some dividend payers in a taxable account, because I dont want all my money in tax sheltered accounts since if something comes up, its harder to get to. The dividends paid isnt a big headache at tax time. Selling stocks inside the taxable account is a headache at least for me, thats why I rarely sell unless its unavoidable. Whether they can keep up with inflation in a taxable account? My guess would be yes, but who knows? You have to know what inflation is supposed to be and I think inflation is grossly underreported...how can we have 3% inflation when milk is almost 5$ a gallon...and the average wage has decreased.
    Nov 9, 2012. 03:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Am I Obsessed With Dividend Growth Stocks? [View article]
    People who have their dividend stocks in taxable accounts are going to get hit, but I dont think it will be too bad. I agree people dont appreciate enough the benefits of saving inside tax sheltered plans, but who's to say if the deficits continue to grow--and they will--that our friendly neighborhood government wont decide they need a piece of that pie too?
    Nov 9, 2012. 03:42 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • More on Duke Energy (DUK +2.1%) Q3. Net profit +26% to $594M, boosted by acquisition of Progress. Books costs of $457M on the deal, and $180M charge for expense increases at the still-unopened coal-gasification plant at Edwardsport in Indiana. On track to meet 2012 adjusted EPS target of $4.20-$4.35 vs consensus of $4.27. (PR[View news story]
    I have a friend who's father left her a bunch of PGN stock, and it keeps paying her around 5k a year in dividends--of course now its DUK stock--I advised her to diversify, but she wont because it was her fathers, which I completely understand, and I also advised her to reinvest her dividends, which she wont bc she needs the money...moral of the story is PGN/DUK is worth holding onto long term, imo. If you are worried about having too much in one company, I would just stop buying DUK and look for another company to put any fresh money into. I think for the next few years, Utilities should be a good, safe bet.
    Nov 8, 2012. 03:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Jim Cramer gives his take on McDonald's (MCD -1.2%) slumping comparable-store sales, saying he's confused why the company's promotional pricing isn't promoted. As for the slumping global economy, Cramer wonders why Starbucks knocked out a fantastic quarter with $4 coffee drinks while McDonald's headed south with $1 coffee. (video[View news story]
    Longterm I would rather own MCD over SBUX...but then again I dont drink coffee, and paying 4 dollars for a cup of anything makes me wonder what the heck's in it:}.
    Nov 8, 2012. 11:50 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Benchmark sees the re-election of President Obama as an event that could drive sales for Sturm, Ruger (RGR +3.3%) and Smith & Wesson (SWHC +9.1%) higher into 2013 and beyond. Though the firm expects underlying long-term organic growth in the sector to continue, it also sees "political" buying due to fears gun laws could become more restrictive. [View news story]
    http://bit.ly/S0FdpF

    Its not a fringe...follow that link and you will see that 55% of R households own guns and 43% of D households own guns...So you are easily talking about 50-60 million...Personally, I live in the South, and EVERYONE down here has at least one gun, most have several...so I think Gallup is WAY off on this score. People arent stupid. When a stranger calls em up and says hey, how many guns do you own? they are likely to say none...the 2nd Amendment is alive and well...for now.
    Nov 8, 2012. 11:45 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Am I Obsessed With Dividend Growth Stocks? [View article]
    I have an obsession with dividend stocks. I log-on to my brokerage accounts every morning, in order to check the amount, timing and source of any dividends deposited""

    Get over your obsession. It isnt healthy to sit around staring at stocks all day...in reality, I bet you know even before you log on in the morning exactly which companies in your portfolio will be paying you and how much. Checking it once or twice a week is good enough. Do you not have confidence in the stocks you purchased? I say all this not to be insulting, but I did the same thing when I first started investing in dividends, and it led me to second guessing some of my buys, so I sold, and bought, then sold that stock, and bought back into my original stock...I did this a few times, wasting broker fees and time, until I realized I was being silly...Its like playing poker with Kings and wishing you had a hand full of Aces.
    Nov 8, 2012. 08:46 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Will $1 Million Get You In Retirement? [View article]
    Right, 1 million invested in a 5% yielder like MO, would give you 50k a year off the bat, and capital appreciation....Mo is just one example, of course you would need to diversify, but there are also good bond funds that pay more if you dont like individual stocks...50k without touching the principal should be plenty to live off of, and if its not, you might need to downsize or just move...only dont move to NC, we're getting crowded:}
    Nov 3, 2012. 02:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Will $1 Million Get You In Retirement? [View article]
    I went to apply for a mortgage recently, and the lender looked dubious when i told him I had zero debt...of course, now I will have a mortgage debt, but not for long
    Nov 3, 2012. 02:38 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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