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  • Dividend Growth Portfolio - 2015 Was A Good Year With Bad News At The End  [View article]
    I'm not sure I would agree 2015 being a bad year as I am actually about the same as I was last year for stock value. (No real gains, no real losses)

    Now I do agree if you had started some form of DGI in 2015 you might be down, but if your goal is long term income with out as much worry on capital gains then it may actually have presented an opportunity to get cheaper income, even if your initial investment temporarily is down your income should be up.

    As for the S&P being down. It may not matter, again pending your goals. If your goal was to always be equal or beat the S&P, good luck but other wise I wouldn't worry to much as long as you have strong companies, and a growing div.
    Jan 6, 2016. 11:20 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • EA: Is Star Wars Battlefront A Flop?  [View article]
    EA as a company, has improved in a lot of ways. It's been a few years since it was the worst company in America so that's something to celebrate. However, I think as stated above, many customers (me included) got burned hard by BF4 and we won't get burned again if we can help it.
    As for Battlefront, I haven't looked at too many reviews but from what I have, your article seems spot on. A problem that has been a long time in coming is that games are in general only being half way done, released, maybe patched (if your lucky, see what happened to simcity another EA game) and then the other half of the game is released as DLC. SW:BF doesn't seem to have the BF4 problem, but it does have other the problem of only being half the game. EA as a company has not really been good at addressing problems in general, so unfortunately I would expect them to continue to do so.
    There are many companies that do the release a full game then DLC and haven't caused people to bulk at the practice. In truth DLC should be looked as at expansion packs (remember those?) but the transition between that and DLC was mostly lost on EA and others.
    Based on SW:BF and my knowledge of EA in general I wouldn't add EA to my portfolio but good luck to those that do.
    Dec 4, 2015. 09:43 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • It's New! It's Nifty! It's The Dividend Growth 50!  [View article]
    *Lurks in*
    I have read all the articles related to this, and now to see you have the... ability to pull it off and see what happens. Awesome!
    This will be a great demonstration, and I hope we all learn a thing or two.

    Here's to a coming saying of "Uf I'd only invested in the darn DG50, I'd be a billionaire!"
    Dec 18, 2014. 03:45 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is It [Low D]?  [View article]
    Great article. Made my morning!
    Dec 19, 2013. 09:24 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Do Not Despise The Days Of Small Beginnings  [View article]
    Good Article. This is very close to how I am doing my portfolio, $100 a month on avg put in and building build up positions.
    Oct 8, 2013. 10:12 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Investing Needs Some Loving Too!  [View article]
    I can see another person who just doesn't get it.
    You are correct, you could collect "dividends" monthly if you are doing puts, but then, you risk losing all the possible income that could come in from just the dividend alone when the puts get set off. (sold off, whatever.)

    As far as boosting 100%+ in dividend income, well from what I have seen (and I am far from experienced in this) most of those stocks go way high, and then drop like a rock (as far a yield, they just can't afford it.). Again, I'm sure there is a counter story somewhere, but I just haven't been in "the game" long enough.

    I believe intel maybe waiting on that dividend raise till the new year, hard to tell as they aren't consistently raising on the dot every year. As far as COP is concerned, I believe you missed the news....

    As for Coke boosting it's dividend "just" 7%, remember the story of the tortoise and the hare, slow and steady wins the race....
    Aug 23, 2013. 05:45 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Champions For May 2013  [View article]
    Thanks for the update Mr Fish. Your hard work is much appreciated and used. :)

    I also would agree with SDS, it would be interesting to see somebody try and do an international CCC list.
    May 2, 2013. 12:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How My Family And I Overcame Obstacles To Be Better Off Than 4 Years Ago  [View article]
    Great article. I did enjoy how you've tried (and for the most part succeeded) in keeping it neutral as far as politics.

    Now I'd go off on a rant about being anti-Obama, and anti-Romney but I already know the responses there, so I won't.

    Instead I'll say that the question you've asked "Are you better off than you were four years ago?" will usually bring out the I'm anti-such and such cause he caused me to loose on something. Well, let me be the first to say, welcome to life. You can't always win and don't blame someone else. Just take your situation and make the best of it.

    Again, glad you've made it through the crapper, and hope if nothing else you can keep the positive attitude.
    Oct 2, 2012. 09:53 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Mid-Year Dividend Income-Growth Portfolio Rebalance: 4.6% Yield And Lower Beta  [View article]
    Very good article.

    Glad your method is working well for you!
    Sep 7, 2012. 09:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is It Finally Time To Sell Coca-Cola?  [View article]
    Sugar = the new tobacco

    More like High Fructose Corn Syrup = the new tobacco....
    But I digress. I think the comments as written are all pretty much correct. KO while overvalued at the moment, isn't necessarily a run from it yet.
    Aug 31, 2012. 09:22 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is There A Problem With Dividend Growth Investing?  [View article]
    Great article.
    As a fairly new DGI (coming up on a year for using this method) I can completely agree about the noise and misunderstandings here. I for the most part wasn't affected but I don't expect everyone to read a few books on the subject before starting to invest.
    Aug 29, 2012. 09:40 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A Dividend Tech Stock To Buy Now  [View article]
    The potential in HP, is NOT the laptop/Desktop market. You might want to do your research....

    As for the rest, I have to agree with everyone for the most part, this is more of a watch it, then a buy it stock.
    Jul 11, 2012. 09:54 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Retire Young And Retire Wealthy: An Open Challenge For The 99%  [View article]
    His point is, your not going to be the next Jobs or Gates or insert latest fade here. And who said you couldn't prosper? You CAN prosper with out being rich! It's called Middle class, and while it IS shrinking, it is still a valid option. You don't need to be a billionaire to be considered prosperous.
    May 3, 2012. 05:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retire Young And Retire Wealthy: An Open Challenge For The 99%  [View article]
    My point is... We aren't going to all get rich and be Steve Jobs or Sergey Brin. I personally (and I think a lot of people here are) looking to retire comfortably with what (they)I invest. That still leaves me (and many others) in the 99%. Nothing wrong with that is there?
    May 2, 2012. 04:40 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Retire Young And Retire Wealthy: An Open Challenge For The 99%  [View article]
    You just named 2 people whom were actually fairly wealthy before hand(Not nearly as much as they are now.). You usually don't get in to Harvard unless A. your parents went there. B. your very lucky. C. They need you for numbers.

    The founders of Google (Sergey Brin, Larry Page) are another Jobs story. I am WELL aware they exist. If you go far enough back every 1%er (or even 1% of the 1%) had to rise from some where..
    May 2, 2012. 02:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment