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Theodore Savas

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  • How Dividend Reinvestments Will Increase My Cash Flow Over The Coming Year [View article]
    I do exactly the same thing for the same reason. Why invest Stock A, a solid blue chip stock that has climbed in price at a potentially lower rate of return (say 3.00%), when you can evaluate and invest in Stock B, which you find a solid investment that pays 4.00%?

    I take the money in a tax-free account that I add to each year (a SEP IRA), and invest accordingly.
    Aug 31, 2015. 11:02 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: Did You Freak This Week? [View article]
    Regarded--

    You have taught me to stay calm and enjoy the dips--even sharp ones.

    I have plenty of cash on hand, including in my SEP and Roth IRAs, and so took a position in XOM at 78 and again just above 70, in RDS-B at I think 50, and got back into T at 32 or so.

    I am very comfortable with my divi income, which went from an average of just above 3.4% to about 5% (I have to double check, but that was my rough calculation) in a tax free account.

    More dips welcome. :)
    Aug 29, 2015. 11:25 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Capital Product Partners: A 13% Yield Growing At 2-3% Annually [View article]
    I am pretty comfortable here, and after this article and other research I picked up 315 shares at $6.85 in a tax-free account, so at a divi yield of 14%+ I think it is hard to go wrong.
    Aug 28, 2015. 02:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Royal Dutch Shell Is Now A 7.54% Dividend Yield Monster [View article]
    Bruce, where does it explain you can't DRIP B shares? I can't find that on my Schwab account, etc.

    Thanks.
    Aug 28, 2015. 11:23 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Sky Was Falling Into The Hands Of Astute Dividend Growth Investors: Did You Catch Any? [View article]
    Interesting article.

    I picked up XOM in the low $70s, RDS/B below $50.00 and USAC at $19.00 and T at $31 and change. My portfolio is stronger and I am fine with the fall. Fall again. I have a lot of cash sitting on the sidelines. I only wish I was cool and calm during crashes and major dips when I was younger. Damn.

    (BTW, your 17 stock portfolio listing has several ticker symbols missing, in case you want to edit.)
    Aug 28, 2015. 11:18 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Royal Dutch Shell Is Now A 7.54% Dividend Yield Monster [View article]
    Precisely. If RDS has such problems as to eliminate or cut its divi, it is because something else is going on so horrible (like a nuked up Iran, using them) that we will all have other larger problems to deal with.

    I bought in my first position the other day below $50 and am more than happy and will collect the 7%+ in a tax free account for years, and of that I am confident.
    Aug 28, 2015. 11:07 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My 4% Dividend Yield Portfolio: Or Is It 5% Now? [View article]
    Like your articles. But your portfolio is not paying YOU any percentage increase (5%, give or take) unless you put in new money, right? The new money locks in at the new higher rate, but uour original investment is still earning the divi percentage it locked in on the buy date.

    Or am I wrong?
    Aug 28, 2015. 11:03 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • FT: Funds bet on Shell-BG deal as oil price slides [View news story]
    I just too my first position below $50, with a 7+% dividend in a tax free account. Very pleased. If it drops more, I will add to the position.
    Aug 27, 2015. 10:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Royal Dutch Shell Is Now A 7.54% Dividend Yield Monster [View article]
    If we get to the point where RDS eliminates its dividend (or slashes it by 50%), we will all have many other problems to deal with that might make a reduced dividend look like good news.
    Aug 26, 2015. 10:23 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Low Can This Market Go? [View article]
    Except the market closed down another 200.
    Aug 26, 2015. 01:21 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: When There Is Blood In The Streets, Will You Become A Vampire? [View article]
    I am fortunate right now to be about 80% cash. I have plenty of fangs to be a vampire. I have another buy order in for XOM at $70, and will be studying the dips s added to positions in my IRAs so all divis are tax-free.

    So drop away, market. I don't care if you fall 50%. Everything I own is quality, and they all pay 3% or higher, and they will all be back while paying me tax free income. I will buy more at bargain basement prices.....soon. And since I am 56, have a long long horizon since I never plan to retire (I work with my head and not my body, and love what I do), I am lighting cigars, pouring brandy and urging the market to continue dropping.
    Aug 22, 2015. 12:16 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: When There Is Blood In The Streets, Will You Become A Vampire? [View article]
    I always enjoy your article, but we have never come out of the recession, and if you think unemployment is 5.3 percent, I will happily sell you my ex-wife.
    Aug 22, 2015. 12:07 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Exxon Mobil: Time To Buy The Oil Crash? [View article]
    You lost me there with "the climate is going to continue to worsen."

    Can you point a a time in history when the climate was "correct" or "perfect" or not changing?

    No. Because it is nonsensical.

    Clear heads are good. That statement doesn't evidence that.

    Otherwise, I agree (largely) with your post.
    Aug 18, 2015. 10:14 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • This Dividend Stock Yields Over 11%, Has 9 Straight Hikes And Just Raised Guidance [View article]
    "Distributions" into your IRA account are still non-taxable, right?
    Aug 17, 2015. 10:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Exxon Mobil: Time To Buy The Oil Crash? [View article]
    Oil? It ain't going anywhere regardless of what the enviro nazi fools demand or want. I will have a unicorn in my backyard first.

    You don't lose anything unless you sell, and XOM isn't going anywhere but it does pay nice reliable dividends.

    I just took about 1/3 of a position at $78 and change, and actually hope it goes down to $70 because I will purchase again (and have my limit order on lock and load). And if it goes below to $66.00 as one contributor wrote, I will finalize my full position.

    It can stay in the 50s or 60s or 70s for a year or two or three. I really don't care. It will be pay me north of 3% a year in a tax-free account; I have no need or interest to sell in the next 20 years; and it is one of the world's best-run companies.
    Aug 12, 2015. 11:03 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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