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  • I Bought Chevron [View article]
    GeeZee:

    I've been buying decent chunks of CVX, along with XOM (and a little bit of COP). My last buy on CVX was at $109. My next buy mark is $97. I'm looking to collect dividends for the next few decades, so I hope you are correct.
    Dec 12, 2014. 11:58 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: Selling Exxon Mobil Goes Against The Grain Of A Dividend Growth Investor [View article]
    RS:
    Hmmm. Yeah.... good question. :-)
    Dec 12, 2014. 09:59 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: Selling Exxon Mobil Goes Against The Grain Of A Dividend Growth Investor [View article]
    Dave:
    I like your comment. Makes a lot of sense.

    I have recently purchased decent chunks of XOM, CVX and COP. I have my next buy point for XOM set at $82. I don't know if that will happen. My IRA rollover account is still about 85% cash, so I'm hoping it does. Right now, none of them is a "must buy" because I already did. They will however retain their "must own" status.

    I'm buying with at least a 10 year horizon in mind. I figure that if I keep averaging down with these energy giants, in 5 or 10 years I'm going to be quite happy with the income that's rolling in. Or, if I happen to be dead, my wife can visit my grave and tell me thanks for the cash.

    Steve
    Dec 11, 2014. 05:30 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T: Dividend Increase Coming, Here's What To Expect [View article]
    6228371:
    I'll have to rule out Comcast for one simple reason. The current yield is only about half of my minimum requirement. If the stock drops below $40, I might take a look at it.

    I'll grant you that T isn't a growth stock by any stretch of the imagination. Being as I'm retired though, my focus is on income. T pays pretty well and I don't see the dividend going away anytime soon. If the price should drop, I don't have a problem buying into a 6% yield.
    Dec 10, 2014. 09:37 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T: Dividend Increase Coming, Here's What To Expect [View article]
    There is no doubt in my mind that Comcast reeks in the area of customer service. That's often what happens when a company has a virtual monopoly. Hard to say if/when technology will advance to the point that it disturbs Comcast though.
    Dec 10, 2014. 09:29 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Chevron's 4% Yield Is Too Good To Pass Up [View article]
    Sartre:
    I recently bought CVX and XOM at 3.9 and 3% yields. I'm not dissatisfied with the yield. Still, I wasn't going to be surprised if the yield kept climbing. At this moment, CVX is sitting at 4.14% and XOM at 3.11%.

    I'm heavy in both stocks so I'm holding off for now. If the yields climb another quarter point or so, I'll likely feel the need to buy a little more. Nothing like averaging down with these kinds of stocks.
    Dec 10, 2014. 12:01 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T: Dividend Increase Coming, Here's What To Expect [View article]
    I'm not even sure it will beat inflation. I basically view T as a place to get a decent return on some of my cash. I bought some more today at a 5.6% yield. Beats the hell out my cash account at .10%. OTOH, the dividend isn't FDIC insured. :-)
    Dec 9, 2014. 11:00 PM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: AT&T - Taking Advantage Of An Opportunity To Increase Income Right Now [View article]
    HVAC:
    You're making me look bad over here. I picked up some more at $32.85.
    Dec 9, 2014. 10:40 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • I Am Not Selling Procter & Gamble, Even If It Is Near A 52-Week High [View article]
    No doubt, PG is one of the "pillars" for the DGI crowd. I've held it for a few years and am content to do so. I would like to add more but at this time I view it as being quite expensive... perhaps about $5.00 too high.

    In this yield starved market stocks like PG have been bid up, and understandably so. I'm doing my best to exercise patience here and am looking to buy more below $86. Waiting may be an exercise in futility, but still I wait.

    Steve
    Dec 9, 2014. 02:45 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Investing: How I Derive The Top 40 (Part 1) [View article]
    DVK:
    Thanks so much for reviewing your methodology. Very interesting and useful information. I'm attempting to refine my technique when it come to selecting stocks for purchase and my initial process is going to involve use of the CCC list. Your article couldn't be more timely in my case.

    I too am somewhat Excel-challenged at times. This will give me a reason to up my skill level. I appreciate all that you and Mr. Fish do here on SA. Sorry to hear about the lack of a 2015 edition, but that's certainly understandable. Good luck with your new house.

    Steve
    Dec 8, 2014. 07:03 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Realty Income Corp. Dividend Stock Analysis [View article]
    Droubal:
    I think that $40 would be a great price. Frankly, it will start catching my interest again when it drops below $43 and yields above 5%. That's certainly not the highest yield for this stock, but it's respectable.
    Dec 8, 2014. 06:46 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Long-Term Dividend Investors Should Use Historic Yield To Find Hidden Value [View article]
    Rose:
    I wish I knew where to park all the cash I currently have. I recently rolled a 401K to an IRA and it's still 90% cash. I've been buying into big oil as of late, though I know it will likely continue to drop. When XOM, CVX and COP hit the yield points I liked, I bought some. The plan now is to continue averaging down every time the yield rises another half point.

    Outside of that, I'm out of ideas. I certainly can't put it all in T. That would result in a monstrous allocation :-). I am thinking of buying a little more T, though it's already got a 5% chunk of invested assets. I suppose I could just be thankful that I actually have that cash in my account and wait for a correction. First world problems.
    Dec 8, 2014. 12:49 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Long-Term Dividend Investors Should Use Historic Yield To Find Hidden Value [View article]
    Nice article. I like the comparisons and stats. Very enlightening.

    In the case of JNJ, I can't view it as anything but overpriced. Great company, but not a great value. It's one of my largest holdings and I would like to add to it, but not now.

    Recent div increases are 7%,7%,8% and 6% (per FAST Graphs). The current yield is running close to recent historical lows and the FAST Graph would indicate overvaluation. I'm looking for a minimum yield of 3% on this stock. Ideally, 3.25% or above. Just my .02.

    Steve
    Dec 7, 2014. 01:55 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: AT&T - Taking Advantage Of An Opportunity To Increase Income Right Now [View article]
    Chauncey:
    I usually just divide total annual income by the total cost of the shares.
    Dec 6, 2014. 06:56 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Purchased Exxon Mobil And Chevron This Week [View article]
    Yup. I bought in at 3.9% myself on Black Friday. Couldn't say no. Still, there is a good chance they will sink further. My plan is to buy a bit more every time the yield rises by another half percent.
    Dec 6, 2014. 12:15 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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