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  • Alcoa's Prospects Look Bright Despite Some Negative Reaction To Its Latest Results [View article]
    Good Article: If and hopefully when the World economy gets firing on all cylendars, I am thinking AA will go to $30 or more. Granted this may take a few years, but AA looks solid.
    Apr 13, 2015. 10:06 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • General Electric: A Golden Dividend Growth Opportunity Is Never Offered Twice [View article]
    which you bought at $40
    Apr 12, 2015. 03:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Dividend Investing Alone Is Not For Me [View article]
    Sorry I do not understand your reply comment.
    Apr 9, 2015. 06:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Dividend Investing Alone Is Not For Me [View article]
    I don't think anyone in SA ever stated or implied that Dividend investing alone is the only way to go...
    Apr 9, 2015. 08:56 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • I've Fallen In Love, With Dividends [View article]
    Please re-read my comment and notice the line "and naturally some other additions/deletions over the past 25 years". So "other additions" means the purchase of additional shares, so the current value would equal original purchase + dividend reinvestment + additional purchases. I wish I had kept track of those "additional purchases" (many to most were under $100 dolars). The point of my comment was (which was also stated) was to encourage anyone and especially young investors to invest and do intelligent "buy & hold" So I do not color you skeptical I color you read for stated implications.
    Mar 16, 2015. 09:16 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • I've Fallen In Love, With Dividends [View article]
    Jack, Great article and as many have said I love to see a young person investing. I am 60 and sometime in my 30's I bought a single share of stock in 7 different companies (JNJ, PEP, BDX, T, and 3 others) in a DRIP program (Cost was about $250). Today the value of those stocks (and naturally some other additions/deletions over the past 25 plus years) is approaching 1 million.
    Best of luck.
    Mar 11, 2015. 05:21 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Often Overlooked Danger When Investing In S&P 500 Utility Stocks - Part 10A [View article]
    Yup, another great article Chuck. My take on utilities is that (in general) they offer an income invester (retirement time) a great and relatively safe yield. As far as growth is concerned its a long slow ride, so again for the income investor utilities are to be part of the portfolio.
    Mar 7, 2015. 09:47 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • To DRIP Or Not To DRIP [View article]
    HP007 - looked further at PE ratios and in the 90's (at least from thec chart I read) had some PE's over 30 and in 2009 - over 70! So, again, making returns "today" may be next to impossible compared to yesterday. However, my goal was and remains Long Term - so for me it will be a matter of continuing to accumulate shares, but most import will be when I withdrawl.
    Feb 26, 2015. 08:55 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • To DRIP Or Not To DRIP [View article]
    HP007 - well I invested over the years, so the PE changed with the investment date. I believe that the PE for the S&P in the early 80's was around 12 and today 20ish. I totally agree with you that making similar returns today may be next to impossible. Investing in the mid 80's and especially the 90's, one could not help but make money. Today much harder and no one can or should expect returns like in the past. In the 90's market up any given year 9% or even 30%. Today (2014 and on) I hope to get 5% to 7%. So again I agree with your post.
    Feb 26, 2015. 08:50 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • To DRIP Or Not To DRIP [View article]
    Good article. About 25 years ago I purchased 7 shares of stock in 7 different companies (some of them were JNJ, BDX, XOM and other basically large caps). I purchased all of them in a DRIP program at cost of about $250.00). Over the past 25 years I have added to those shares via additional purchases, DRIP and of course received market gains. Today that portfolio is worth over 600K. Now not here to say look what I did, am here to say that small purchases ($10 to $100) along with a DRIP program and market gains served me well.

    Now today the market is different (the financial world is very different) so today one may need to accumulate those DRIP dividends in cash and then make a purchase. Point here being two fold - 1. Lots of very good ideas on investing, but an investor needs to really manage their portfolio for risk & return to meet individual goals and 2. This article is on point (ie and again a good article)
    Feb 26, 2015. 07:00 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth: Is It Really The Right Strategy For You? [View article]
    Any investor needs goals/objectives and needs to plan how to get there. And along the way (just as in life) things not can but will change. This article nicely informs the reader what needs to be considered to make a plan along with some metrics to do it.
    Feb 14, 2015. 06:56 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Update: Sysco - A Risky Play For Dividend Growth Investors [View article]
    This article has a bit of Chicken Little in it, "The Sky is Falling". With the US Food merger, costs will naturally go up in the short term, however it will not be too long before profitable growth materializes. As stated in the article fierce competion will be encountered. Well that can be a good thing especially when you command market share.... Long SYY for Dividend and yes for Dividend Growth
    Feb 4, 2015. 09:16 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Income Update: January 2015 [View article]
    Dividend Mantra - great to watch you grow (in life and of course with dividends). I started a DRIP program with 7 shares of stock (XOM, JNJ, PEP, BDX, and 3 others) over 25 years ago. That was a $250.00 investment. Over those 25 years I added $10 here, $25 there and always reinvested the dividends.Today that inverstment is just under 700K. Now as i get ready for retirement my DRIP goals have morphed into a Dividend Income approach. So in 5 years I my aim is to have 1 Million at a 4% yield. I enjoy your articles and keep on investing...
    Feb 4, 2015. 06:59 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Bullish Investment Thesis On General Electric [View article]
    Nice article about GE. A lot has been written about GE which has developed into a stock whose price "floats" around $25. It is a nice stock to hold for its dividend but for price appreciation is going to have to wait until the world economy starts to improve and improve on a consistent basis. GE is quality, its products are top notch and many countries crave to have GE products. However with that said those same countries economies are not moving in the right direction. So bottom line (I feel) is for Growth investors it will be another few years to see results. For dividend investors, GE is a stock of low risk and a nice yield so enjoy...
    Jan 29, 2015. 06:18 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Alcoa: A Textbook Example That Contrarian Investment Strategies Can Be Hugely Profitable [View article]
    Generally speaking since I am nearing retirement I am developing a nice dividend with some emphasis on growth portfolio. However with AA I did brake from that mold and made a few purchases between $8 and $9. Plan now is to wait for AA to hit the high 20's maybe even mid 30's sell and invest back into the dividend portfolio. I do not always profit with stocks, but AA (to date) has been nice.
    Jan 28, 2015. 05:14 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment