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  • ModernGraham Quarterly Valuation Of Chevron Corporation [View article]
    ISIS is a terrorist organization. Last I checked, CVX is not. So...terrible analogy.
    As for my ethics, you don't have to be impressed with them. But I am not going to get emotional about how a company operates to make a profit.
    Mar 1, 2015. 11:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ModernGraham Quarterly Valuation Of Chevron Corporation [View article]
    For me it would depend on the dividend &/or my R.O.I.
    I'm not advocating clubbing seals. I just don't factor in HOW a company conducts business in my decision to invest in them.
    Mar 1, 2015. 09:46 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ModernGraham Quarterly Valuation Of Chevron Corporation [View article]
    Last I checked, hugging trees didn't increase my dividend. If CVX could double my divy by clubbing baby seals, I would hand them a stick.

    Long CVX & the way they run the company.
    Feb 28, 2015. 05:31 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stevia switch creates an uproar [View news story]
    Stevia is not an artificial sweetener. It is a sugar substitute - big difference.
    Jun 11, 2014. 02:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seadrill declares $0.98 dividend [View news story]
    Where did you find that info?
    I searched for it, but only found dividend dates for 2013 and earlier.
    Feb 25, 2014. 01:25 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Small Potatoes Investing: Dilemmas Of Regularly Investing Small Amounts [View article]
    I, too, am a "small potatoes" investor - for now anyway. :-)

    When I began DGI not too long ago, I approached it from a cost basis standpoint. I figured that to invest small sums in higher priced stocks would significantly increase my cost basis in those positions, so I decided it was best for me to wait until I could purchase slightly larger positions - i.e. every 6-8 weeks, or so. For instance, if I have $500 to invest in a stock selling at $50, then I can purchase 10 shares. But once I add in the commission ($7.95), my cost basis on those shares is suddenly $50.80!

    My strategy, therefore, has been to target stocks where I could afford to buy positions that would "cover" the commission cost with the next dividend. For instance in my previous example, if the $50 stock was paying a $.25 quarterly dividend, I would wait until I could purchase 32 shares (32 x .25 = $8.00), then at least I felt like I was "negating" the commission paid on smaller positions. I know it is "six of one, half dozen of the other", but it has made me feel better about forking over the $6-8 for every trade so far.

    Hopefully, as I free up more cash to invest, I can purchase larger lots to effectively eliminate the cost basis increases on my shares.

    Thanks for the article. It helps to know that we aren't the only "small" investors out there trying to grow a sizeable nest egg.
    Feb 5, 2014. 09:32 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Your Dividend Growth Stock Coming Or Going? [View article]
    Thanks for the article. I am a relative dividend investing newbie, and have been trying to soak up as much information as I can in the past several months.

    My questions are: Where did you get the values of 5 & 15 and 7 & 50? Did you choose those values randomly? And if so, what do they represent? I followed the math (or so I thought) until I could not discern where you got those constants.

    Thank you for clarifying.
    Jan 30, 2014. 05:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Government proposes two new gun-control regulations [View news story]
    Agreed. Long SWHC, and I love it when the current administration ramps up gun control measures. It only fuels sales, and increases firearm-related stock prices.
    Jan 5, 2014. 01:15 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment