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  • 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
  • Retire Young And Retire Wealthy: An Open Challenge For The 99% [View article]
    "A deep fallacy that breeds resentment among some members of the general public is that rich people are rich because their wealth provides them with an unfair advantage."

    While not 100% true, wealth can be a huge factor in the advantages they have in life. If you look into history you will see this is the case, not only 1000 years ago, but 500 years ago, 100 years ago, 10 years ago, and today.

    "While the growing income disparity is very real I do not subscribe to the view that the sole cause is driven by 'the rich'. Indeed, in most cases, the wealthy are rich because they demonstrate a sharpness, tenacity & perspective that the average person typically chooses to neglect."

    You are correct, the sole cause is not 100% driven by the rich, but in most cases it is. If you have money you can and probably will (fact of life) take advantage of those who don't. Nothing wrong with that as far as business is concerned.

    Now your case with Mr. Jobs is a unique one, one that is not all that common. Though it should be pointed out, he did have a base to start on. His parents were middle class(from what little research I have done.) They could afford to help him get into college, and get him started on his very successful life.

    Now lets look at Mr. Bush Jr. I do NOT want to bring his politics into this, he just happens to be one person at present that comes to mind as being rich and a failed business man.
    As far as sharpness, tenacity & perspective are concerned. I don't feel he demonstrated that in his business practices. His Oil Companies, lost millions. Granted some issues were outside his control, but it is clear he could not manage them to save his life but non-the less he remains wealthy.

    I'm sure we could example and counter example all day, so I'll end with this. You are correct, if you have the brains and the ability you can gain much, but you still need something to start with, even if it was an extra 10k to put in a portfolio. Without a base you can not move forward nor give yourself the same advantage as those whom are clearly very wealthy.

    Thank you for this though provoking article.
    May 1, 2012. 01:22 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Constructive Critique Of Dividend Growth Investing [View article]
    As a fairly new Investor, and one recently trying both to understand and implement a DGI centered profile, I think you've hit dead on some of the points in my research of DGI that I questioned.

    This article and following comments have definitely given me more insight, and will definitely help me refine what I do.

    Thank you for the well balanced and well done article as well as they very informative comments.
    Apr 6, 2012. 10:52 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment