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  • Is Kinder Morgan's Dividend Safe? [View article]
    Richard Kinder has always under promised and over delivered. He says he's going to grow the dividend 10% per year for 5 years. That's good enough for me!
    Aug 14 07:12 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan Inc. Consolidation [View article]
    Knee-jerk react much? I think the one who posts before they have all the information is the one that should be embarrassed.
    Aug 13 12:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Target Corporation Falls After Lowering Guidance On Comps, Margins [View article]
    Buying opportunity. I picked some up yesterday. Could have done better waiting until this morning but I'm happy to collect a 3.5% yield while waiting for them to work through the data breach issues.
    Aug 6 01:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Coca-Cola Could Underperform This Sector Peer [View article]
    According to the most recent annual report , Monster Energy drinks are sold in more than 114 countries across six continents. Since one of the seven continents is Antarctica, I'm not too worried if Monster is not selling there yet.

    Is Monster really a peer of Coke? Probably not. But is Coke likely to duplicate their compounded stock performance of the last 50 years over the next 50 years? Also probably not. Could a much smaller company like Monster provide that kind of growth? Absolutely! I don't think the author is suggesting that the typical Dividend Growth Investor should replace their KO holdings with MNST, so you guys should just Chil-lax.
    Jul 30 03:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: Coca-Cola Earnings Were Just Fair, Should Dividend Investors Head For The Hills Now? [View article]
    Hilarious! I love the way he complimented himself!
    Jul 28 11:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: Coca-Cola Earnings Were Just Fair, Should Dividend Investors Head For The Hills Now? [View article]
    Roady, I just noticed you said "occasional." Occasional consumption of either one is not likely to hurt you. My original comment was in reference to the overweight person who drinks three or four diet sodas day and "thinks" they are doing themselves good.
    Jul 25 12:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: Coca-Cola Earnings Were Just Fair, Should Dividend Investors Head For The Hills Now? [View article]
    I'm going to assume you're joking Roady. If not, do your own research. Diet sodas are far worse for you than sugared sodas, especially the ones that use cane sugar rather than corn syrup. (assuming moderate intake, of course)
    Jul 25 11:59 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: Coca-Cola Earnings Were Just Fair, Should Dividend Investors Head For The Hills Now? [View article]
    dolson, you make an excellent point, and one that I too have given a lot of consideration. I've decided that the flaw in that logic is that I'm looking at it from a US upper middle class perspective. KO and MCD are huge multinational corporations and the vast majority of their customers don't think that way. They are not so health conscious, or they are from less developed nations that are behind the US and western Europe developmentally. And even here in the states I have to consider the numbers of people I know who say they are interested in eating healthier, say they want to lose weight, but then order a diet Coke with their salad or grilled chicken meal. I've come to the conclusion that companies like Coke and McDonalds aren't going to start declining anytime soon. That day may come someday, and I will be on the lookout for the decline, but I don't think it is going to impact my retirement.
    Jul 23 01:40 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: Coca-Cola Earnings Were Just Fair, Should Dividend Investors Head For The Hills Now? [View article]
    I feel exactly the same as Alpha. I think the answer to your question regarding the cost of not being invested depends on the time frame. The market seems frothy right now and may be ripe for a correction. I'm holding some cash and realize that it is not earning anything. I will watch and see what happens with KO and some other dividend stalwarts over the next 30-60 days. If a correction comes, I will have an opportunity to swipe up some bargains. If it does not, then I will begin to reinvest that cash. To me, the risk of losing a bit of capital appreciation and maybe one quarterly dividend is outweighed by the potential to buy KO at $36-38 instead of $41.
    Jul 23 12:04 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Coca-Cola's 2nd Quarter Price Decline Is A Buying Opportunity [View article]
    Couple of points.

    If you own PEP, shouldn't you edit your disclosure which states you have no position in any stocks mentioned in the article?

    And where is this 2nd quarter price decline you mention in the title? Didn't the stock close at a 52 week high yesterday?
    Jul 22 04:08 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividends Don't Matter In Retirement Either [View article]
    “There is no such thing as "selling shares under pressure".

    Larry, I love the way you totally miss the point of EK’s exceptional explanation of how he utilizes DG investing to avoid having to sell shares during market downswings. A properly configured DG portfolio regularly provides a retiree with the income they need for ordinary expenditures, and reduces the need to keep large amounts of unproductive cash equivalents on hand to navigate through an extended bear market. Suppose you have two year’s worth of cash on hand, and encounter a three year bear market? Might you then find yourself in a position to sell shares “under pressure” and even worse, to do so at the very bottom?
    Jul 17 02:39 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Shares Of Techprecision Are Poised To Triple [View article]
    Thanks Mark! Just wanted to be sure I wasn't confusing things that I had read. I echo Aaron's sentiments. I should have been more clear that I greatly appreciate all that you do here. Let's hope that this is just another bump along the way to $5 TPCS! And if not, my position is also relatively small.
    Jul 16 02:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Shares Of Techprecision Are Poised To Triple [View article]
    Mark, aren't you telling less than the whole story by simply saying TPCS was a PTT sell at $1.20? I thought I recalled you writing that since you considered it a 10 bagger or bust that you personally were holding and had not yet sold back in May or June. Or am I confusing this with Delias? And just to be clear, I'm not saying this because I'm upset, because I'm not. I look at my investment in TPCS exactly that way - big gain or bust. I am completely responsible for my own investment. I'm just trying to determine if you are now out and will no longer follow it at all, or if you're still keeping your eye on it? At this point, I'm still in as I see no point in selling on the day of a big drop. I'll watch and see what it does next and then decide whether to hold, or cut my losses.
    Jul 16 01:57 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Investing: Is It A Strategy Of Cliches? [View article]
    I’m not going to argue with Butterfly Seeker over the definition of compounding. It is of no relevance to this article. This is not an English comprehension website, it’s an investing website. Within the context of investing, compounding implies a steady and regular growth of something. You can place cash in a bank account and get interest (not much) paid monthly. This is monthly compounding and every month your account gets credited with additional interest, including interest paid on all previous month’s interest. Barring withdrawal, the account balance increases every month.

    But the problem with some of the previous arguments involving DGI is that it’s not the value of the investment that is compounding, it’s the number of shares. Each quarter or month that the dividend is paid and reinvested, the total number of shares owned increases, and as long as the dividend remains stable, or increases, each dividend payment is always greater than the previous one, due to the effects of compounding. Now hopefully the total value is also increasing, but that is not a given.

    So I see two flaws with BS’s contention that non dividend paying companies are compounding their earnings. One is measurement, and the other is consistency of the compounding period. In the two examples above we can reasonably expect that on a given date the interest or dividend will be paid and the bank balance, or the number of shares owned will increase. Sure there are exceptions where a company suspends their dividend, but we’re discussing dividend aristocrats here, and those cases are rare. But in the case of non-dividend paying companies, what is it that we are measuring that is increasing, and what is the period? It’s not stock price or total investment value because that is changing daily and can increase or decrease. Same with earnings. There is no implied guarantee that this year’s earnings reinvested back into the company will ensure that next year’s earnings will be greater. So exactly what is it that is being compounded, and over what readily identifiable period?
    Jul 11 02:45 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Target's New Dividend Policy Is Attractive And Sound [View article]
    Connie, I agree that the political comments that have nothing to do with the corporation being discussed add nothing to the conversation. I know that SA will remove inappropriate comments, as I have seen it done in other threads. I assume all you need to do is report them.

    I disagree with your suggestion of a gossip section on SA. There are plenty of other sites where political agendas can be discussed. And BTW, you do realize that while recommending the removal of political commentary, you still couldn't resist the opportunity to throw in a couple of political jabs yourself.

    So now that you're here Connie, what are your thoughts on Target's ability to continue to grow their dividend?
    Jul 10 11:20 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment