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  • Has Frontier Communications Gone Up Too Far, Too Fast? [View article]
    You may be right. FTR is a bit on the risky side. I bought a half position about 2 years ago and have a 9% YOC. I'm also sitting on capital gains equal to about 3 years of dividends. I'm giving some serious thought to take the money and run.
    Apr 3 10:01 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Periodic Table Of Dividend Champions [View article]
    DVK:
    The first thing that came to mind upon seeing your chart was the Chowder Rule. Fantastic and useful chart. Thanks for the work you do.
    Apr 3 08:49 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Dividend Machine Johnson & Johnson A Buy? [View article]
    JNJ is certainly a great div holding. I have made two purchases (2006 and 2007), making it the oldest holding in our portfolios. It was a large enough purchase that to this day it still comprises 9% of our div holdings. I didn't even notice DGI until about 2011. Once I began to focus on that style of investing, I concluded that I was pretty smart for buying JNJ back then. :-)
    Apr 2 08:11 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: ETF Portfolio Versus The Stock Only Portfolio; Our First Update [View article]
    When you began this process, my prediction was that the BTDP would come out on top, primarily from higher dividends. As you cite though, it's too early to tell.

    Still, the ETFOP might be quite viable for those who are not inclined to monitor a group of individual stocks. I'm watching with interest in that I'm forming a backup plan for my DW in the event that something should happen to me. It seems that she would fall in the "not inclined" group. My concern is that she have a list that outlines her options. The ETFOP or something similar may not be so bad.

    Thanks for implementing this project, RS. Should be interesting.
    Apr 2 08:28 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Saying Goodbye To Coca-Cola, Time To Move On [View article]
    I know very little about Dollar General. All I have to know is that it doesn't pay a dividend. It seems to me that KO and DG don't belong in the same article. Kind of a different investor mentality for each one.

    DG seems like a trading stock. KO is about 8% of our portfolio and I keep it as part of our core holdings. It can be a sloth at times, but I feel that the div will just keep on coming. Exactly what I'm looking for in a core holding.
    Mar 31 02:54 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Too Big To Fail not solved, says IMF [View news story]
    I'm not a banking expert by a long shot. To me, it just seems like the government is tip-toeing through the world of banking in an attempt to "do something". Whatever they have done to date doesn't seem all that impressive. As you said, the real regulation just doesn't seem to be there.
    Mar 31 01:29 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Get $10,000 Each Year From A $250,000 Nest Egg [View article]
    There's always a catch, isn't there? :-)

    Like Steve Martin said.... if you want to make a million dollars.... first, get a million dollars.
    Mar 31 12:06 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Financial Crisis Is Over For Wells Fargo Dividend Investors [View article]
    WFC seems like a solid investment in general. I wish it met my criteria for purchase. I dumped bank stocks in 07 and only recently have I started giving them any consideration. The WFC div is simply too low and I don't expect that to change for a while. My rules require at least a 3% current yield for companies like this. Interest rates will likely need to climb a bit before it reaches that level. So, guess I just wait. Seems like I've been doing a lot of that lately.
    Mar 30 01:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Most Intriguing Thing About Bank Of America's Dividend Hike [View article]
    I've never believed myself to be a genius. It was a lighthearted comment.

    I'm just a simpleton. I dumped BAC. I moved the money to stocks that didn't crater. I have spent the last 5 or 6 years collecting substantial (and growing) dividends on that money. How about if I just say that I'm feeling like I made a reasonable move? Do I qualify for "reasonable"?
    Mar 28 12:38 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Most Intriguing Thing About Bank Of America's Dividend Hike [View article]
    Hello:
    Why yes, I agree.
    Mar 27 06:35 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Most Intriguing Thing About Bank Of America's Dividend Hike [View article]
    I dumped BAC at around $40 way back when. In hindsight, I'm feeling rather genius about the whole thing :-).
    Mar 27 02:28 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Top 7 Reasons To Buy Treasuries [View article]
    Indeed. There's the CPI, and then there's reality.
    Mar 26 11:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Don't Let Income Strategy Bias Intimidate You [View article]
    I agree, Bob. I've only been focused on DGI since 2011. I'm starting to grasp some of the basics. For me, it's kind of like being knowledgeable enough to realize that one knows nothing. A lot to learn indeed.
    Mar 25 06:36 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • PepsiCo: A Balanced Behemoth [View article]
    Brad:
    Your theory on the big div increase and Peltz makes a lot of sense. And yup, I don't see double digit increases as being a regular thing. It's nice when you can get it though.
    Mar 25 07:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • PepsiCo: A Balanced Behemoth [View article]
    Ah, yes. The June ex-div. Very nice :-). Well, like I said... we have a full position already and apparently I'm brilliant for choosing to hold. Ha!
    Mar 24 08:59 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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