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  • The Reluctance To Touch Principal: Why Dividend Investors Think Like Farmers  [View article]
    Beware of putting all your eggs in one basket. And keep an eye on the health of your chickens. A dip in egg production may mean the old hen is ready for the pot, but it can also mean she is either resting up for greater egg production or fattening up to fit a bigger pot. I do love dividends, but capital gains can be good, too. .

    On the other side of the coin., I'm reminded of why criditors love making interest only payment loans.
    May 4, 2012. 09:41 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Plum Creek Timber's (PCL -4.9%) Q1 earnings fell 24% as the REIT was hurt by weaker earnings at its real estate business where segment sales rose but missed expectations. For the quarter, EPS was $0.18 vs. $0.24 consensus; revenues rose 22.5% Y/Y to $337M vs. $332M consensus. Q2 EPS guidance was lowered to $0.15-$0.20 vs. $0.27 consensus.   [View news story]
    Been nibbling at the Plum for a while. Good opportunity for anoth bite.
    May 1, 2012. 03:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment