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  • What If Apple Weren't A Tech Stock? [View article]
    Maybe there is something to this fiscal cliff idea? Big institutions selling off before possible capital gains tax increases? As the price drops, then more are moved to sell to lock in what gains they can at the better tax rate?
    Nov 8, 2012. 04:07 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Many Income Stocks Significantly Overvalued At Today's Prices [View article]
    While, I am getting the impression that you enjoy picking arguments with this site's dividend investors!
    Jun 19, 2012. 04:35 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bullseye Or Missing The 'Target' For Dividend Investors [View article]
    I appreciate the viewpoint here, but this seems like classic short-term thinking. The right time to buy is when the patient is on the operating table, I think Buffett said. TGT isn't going away, and they will get things turned around. It may take a few years, but when they do, you'll be glad to have picked up shares with such a nice yield.
    Aug 25, 2014. 10:39 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • REIT investors eye weak retailer results, store closing plans [View news story]
    Long-term holders of O are not worried, and are buying on weakness:
    Mar 6, 2014. 10:54 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Top 3 Dividend Stocks To Benefit From Next Year's FIFA World Cup [View article]
    I agree these are great companies. But they are truly global behemoths, and advertising themselves at the World Cup is not going to move the needle for any of them. It is just part of their normal, ongoing, global marketing activities.
    Dec 9, 2013. 10:11 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • I Justify My Tesla Purchase With This Analogy [View article]
    And TSLA's stock will do exactly what AAPL's did why again?

    Don't get me wrong, I am a Tesla fan, but I need a bit more to go on for an investment than "Musk reminds me of Jobs."
    Nov 7, 2013. 09:46 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Time To Buy Stocks Is Coming, But It's Not Here Yet. [View article]
    Right. Prices continue upward, so we're almost at a good entry point. (Where's the sarcasm button again?)
    Nov 5, 2013. 01:26 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stock Pick For 2014 And A Look Back At The Stellar Performances Of The 2012 And 2013 Picks [View article]
    What dividend will Twitter pay?
    Oct 28, 2013. 04:11 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Challenging A Dividend Growth Investing Myth With A Hybrid Portfolio Of Stocks And ETFs [View article]

    (just kidding :-))
    Aug 6, 2013. 09:48 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The 10 x 10 Concept For Choosing Dividend Stocks [View article]
    Two things:

    First, joe kelly you're completely missing the main virtue of dividend growth stocks. If the dividend is increasing by 10 percent every year and the yield remains constant -- that means that the price per share is increasing in lock step with the dividend. That is EXACTLY what DG investors get excited over. This phenomenon is discussed briefly in this thread:

    Second, for Goldman to call the 10 x 10 test "proprietary" is laughable, and the author treating that seriously is worrisome. DG investors look at one, five, and ten-year dividend growth rates all the time -- they are staple metrics for us. If the author here thinks Goldman has stumbled on to (or created) something new or difficult to understand, help us all....
    May 29, 2013. 04:01 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • These Blue Chips Are Cheaper Than You Think [View article]
    Well, sure, you're completely right in theory. But most of us are unable to tell which "one-off" events are really just that. I've read my share of quarterly and annual earnings reports, and some companies have so many variants of earnings that it is maddening -- GAAP, non-GAAP, adjusted, excluding one-time events, adjustments for discontinued operations, spin-offs, acquisitions, currency adjustments, litigation expenses, etc. etc. etc. And many of them have them quarter after quarter. Not to mention the revisions and restatements you sometimes see.

    I've got a day job and can't devote the time needed to understand all of the moving parts to earnings for all of the companies I watch. At times I've been close to giving up on earnings as a useful metric at all, and for companies with earnings that are not completely transparent, I'll often just use the lowest of the various earnings variants so that at least I'm taking the most conservative look I can. As your article rightly states, this might result in me missing out on opportunities, but again, I've got this day job...

    Sorry for the rant. I've got no real beef with the article. But it is just a little too optimistic for me to hear the suggestion that it is easy for an average Joe to filter out "one time" events in a meaningful way.
    May 17, 2013. 02:13 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • This New Budget Proposal May Limit Your Annual Retirement Income [View article]
    Apr 8, 2013. 11:32 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Less Taxing Way To Maximize Dividend Income [View article]
    Nice article, and I like the YAT idea. The only consideration that I would add is that many of us, in making the types of switches you use in your examples, would pay the associated taxes out of current income, rather than reducing the amount invested in the new stock. Of course dollars are fungible, so this does not detract at all from your analysis, but I would cite it as a psychological factor.
    Mar 5, 2013. 02:28 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Intel Could Be The Perfect Stock For Income Investors [View article]
    I like INTC for all of the reasons you mention and many more. It is a screaming buy at these prices. My only problem is that I am already overweight INTC, but even so, I just can't stop buying at this price!
    Nov 30, 2012. 01:37 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. Bellwethers Point To A Difficult Path Ahead [View article]
    Blah blah blah. Stocks go up and stocks go down. Many good names are very cheap right now. If you have a long time horizon, it is time to buy.
    Nov 24, 2012. 07:17 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment