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  • Fly Leasing beats by $0.09, beats on revenue [View news story]
    yes another earnings beat and how will fly get rewarded? another after earnings sell off by the institutions...
    Mar 11, 2015. 08:10 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Investors: I Have A Few Questions [View article]
    Word....Mr. Wagner!! *Two thumbs up*
    Mar 8, 2015. 01:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Investors: I Have A Few Questions [View article]
    OP Stated in part three

    "First, I believe holding smaller positions serves to guard against loss of income due to dividend cuts or eliminations. Second, I question my ability to achieve similar performance holding half as many positions as I do currently. Third, I question whether my "Best Ideas" would outperform my larger portfolio."

    First I have adopted a very similar three step strategy for my DIV portfolio it has worked out very well.

    Regarding your question in part 2.

    I have a very simple strat for this that has proven over time to work efficiently and with good returns both on Div and in Cap Appreciation.

    When I buy an initial position of a DIV stock it is alway important to recoup your initial investment ... so when/if the stock presumably bought low appreciates to 10% and stalls I sell off 90% of the shares leaving 10% shares. Basically with a 10% Cap appreciation you recoup nearly 100% of initial investment leaving 10% of shares in your portfolio for the remainder of your years.

    you can also do this at 20% cap Appreciation with a sale of 80% of share and again at 30% cap appreciation with a sale of 70% of shares. The judgement on this comes with do you sell at 10%, 20% or 30%... about 80% of the time if your entry price was near the 200 Day Moving average you will return over three months about 20%... if it stalls at 10% Sell 90% of your share get your money back...rinse and repeat.

    Some may say its silly to have 100 shares of something and sell 90% leaving 10 shares of it....Its not. It adds up over time...and consistently applied keeps your initial capital reproducing similar results.

    Question three:

    Smaller positions diversify your portfolio... 100 Stocks all invested at 1% of your cost basis =100% if any one tanks on market driven catalysts then you get hurt only at 1% assuming a diversified portfolio. This effect also minimizes potential cuts in DIV's to annual income.

    As long as the capital invested is returning your "minimum" of 2.7% (Mine is 3.5% unless its a blue chip like CAT then I will accept 3.25%) then it doesn't matter the Stock. Its about returning your capital, which you reinvest...take back out on 10/20% gains and leave those remaining shares to increase your annual Div's.

    The goal with DIV investing is always receiving capital in return...both on appreciation and on DIV

    Since 2007 I have consistently had a return of between 5.4 and 6.8% in DIV, which has gone up every year since 2007...my portfolio includes 38 positions up from 7 in 2007. My day to day Cap appreciation fluctuations seem to be less and my portfolio shows a 40% unrealized gain using these methods.

    I even have a single stock that has completely paid for itself in its DIV's since 2007 without ever having sold a single share.

    Yes, of course I have had losses...They are not mistakes rather my learning processes and cost of doing business.

    Always price your entry's just above the 200 day MVA on healthy Div producing stocks

    Oh and one of your biggest DIV investing mistakes.. IS being attached to the total amount of DIV returned on your total shares.

    Div stocks should also be sold. Preferably the higher cost lots first...thereby increasing your DIV return.

    Selling percentages of your DIV stock based on Cap appreciation in those stocks is a VERY GOOD thing .. it turns over your inventory of Cash... the more you turn over your inventory of cash the Better you are off .. assuming higher gains versus loses.

    hope some of this makes sense to you
    Mar 8, 2015. 12:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Westport Innovations flies higher [View news story]
    I hope Cummins and Ford alike get into a bidding war over wprt that would be awesome
    Feb 10, 2015. 03:27 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Westport Innovations flies higher [View news story]
    SS yes.... albeit i suspect a short temporary short squeeze.
    Feb 10, 2015. 03:22 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Update: Cliffs Natural Resources' Q4 Earnings Report Is Bullish [View article]
    after last Q's write down book went to 0. this Q's write down book is negative... how in heck can any one seriously suggest bullishness on CLF? debt,debt and more dedt without any underlying assets to prop up the price...and 2015 is slated to be the year iron ore drops further
    Feb 3, 2015. 09:18 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An Intelligent Way To Think About Healthcare Trust Of America's Reverse Stock Split [View article]
    errrr. edit last has NOT been a big moce
    Dec 19, 2014. 03:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An Intelligent Way To Think About Healthcare Trust Of America's Reverse Stock Split [View article]
    no it now looks twice as bad...... also the price movement the last 52 weeks has been a big move... it was a relatively stable stock any way you cut it you're still trying to dress you pig
    Dec 19, 2014. 03:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An Intelligent Way To Think About Healthcare Trust Of America's Reverse Stock Split [View article]
    oh by the way when this reverse split was announced I sold 80% of my position recouped my cost basis and I wrote the CEO and expressed why... he to his credit wrote back that evening... didn't answer my questions but wrote back. nice guy.. we correspondences over the next 24 hours several times ..needless to say... I am glad to have disposed of the shares ... if / when the shares dip to $20 I will repurchase until then.... I am in. holding pattern on hta
    Dec 18, 2014. 07:40 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An Intelligent Way To Think About Healthcare Trust Of America's Reverse Stock Split [View article]
    actually the earnings are what the earnings are period...whether 125m shares or 250m shares .... no matter what way you logic it... the pig is the same... the pig is still made o the same pork as before .. only difference is the price now is doubled ....without any added value...assets are still the same as are the liabilities..
    Dec 18, 2014. 07:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An Intelligent Way To Think About Healthcare Trust Of America's Reverse Stock Split [View article]
    usually no div...so why bother
    Dec 18, 2014. 10:12 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • An Intelligent Way To Think About Healthcare Trust Of America's Reverse Stock Split [View article]
    hta in the original press release and filings stated the div would double to match the pre split amount.
    Dec 18, 2014. 10:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An Intelligent Way To Think About Healthcare Trust Of America's Reverse Stock Split [View article]
    a reverse stock split doesn't do a thing for earnings transparency...its a ridiculous assertion that it does. what it does do is allow all the reits you have mentioned to justify new offerings...period which does dilute shareholders value
    Dec 18, 2014. 10:08 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Westport Innovations: Buy On The Drop? [View article]
    WPRT is hardly at a desperation point. Are they burning cash sure.. are they desperate no. Look at thier intellectual property as compared to the rest of the industry.

    nearly 423 patents on NG technology.. the closest leader to them is CAT with 293

    As published in their most recent corporate update

    http://bit.ly/1yMslNt

    Ford 181
    GE 128
    Toyota 127
    Honda 88
    Continental 87
    Cummins with only 77
    Bosch 67
    GM 67

    WPRT is only 2 years into their proposed shift to Profitability plan schedule for the year 2013 - 2017. They are on target to turn EBITDA Positive by the end of 2015

    The investment in WPRT was blown WAY out of proportion the last three years. Mr. Market is not a patient investor rather a bi polar, ADD child.

    Large truck fleets, are still continuing to make a shift to Nat Gas.
    Dec 13, 2014. 08:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will The Real Cliffs Please Stand Up [View article]
    I do not envy current management of CLF. The previous management stole all the chickens from the coop...and ran a century old company into the ground, blew through its cash, overbought assets that required heavy cash inflows for build outs and all expecting iron ore to stay over $100 a ton. the company may have cash to run for 6 years....but with recent write downs it has no eguity. No equity and its burning through cash... CLF is not an investment its a diaster
    Dec 11, 2014. 09:44 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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