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  • 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 08:59 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Don't Sell McDonald's Stock Because Of 2 Minimum Wage Myths [View article]
    That's my thinking as well, Rudester. It will be a level playing field for that sector and not just a MCD issue.
    Mar 24, 2014. 08:49 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Morgan Stanley has 44 stocks on its radar as takeover targets [View news story]
    We have a little FTR and it's been doing quite well as of late. Wondering if someone is speculating on a possible takeover.
    Mar 24, 2014. 08:42 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BofA downgraded amid capital return worries; USB and Wells upgraded [View news story]
    I guess that if those aliens do appear and those rates do increase like that, I'll sell everything I have and buy long CD's.
    Mar 24, 2014. 04:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • PepsiCo: A Balanced Behemoth [View article]
    I bought a full position in PEP in late 2010 and summer 2011. I've been reasonably happy with it. The forward yield is currently about 3.2%, which isn't horrible. The dividend growth as of late leaves something to be desired though. It's been in the single digits for the last several years and seems to be getting lower over time.

    With that in mind, I won't buy any more either. However, it is one of my core holdings, and holding is what I'll be doing.
    Mar 24, 2014. 04:06 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Bank Of America: 5% Yield And Approximately 25% Upside Potential [View article]
    All brokerages seem to use slightly different ticker symbols for preferreds. For Fidelity, you might want to try BACPRE (no hyphen or period).
    Mar 23, 2014. 11:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Positive Psychology Of Dividend Growth Investing [View article]
    GFMN:
    Those funds are a possibility, but it would likely involve moving our accounts. Our Roth accounts are with a brokerage (Ameritrade) that charges $50 for mutual fund transactions. I'm not sure we want to move the accounts.
    Mar 22, 2014. 10:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Positive Psychology Of Dividend Growth Investing [View article]
    Bob:
    I subscribe to Josh's newsletter service and enjoy it. My plan is to now start reviewing each monthly edition with my wife. If her reaction is positive, part of a decent backup plan might be to just have her follow the portfolios there.

    I'm still not confident that she will want to deal with buying/selling individual stocks. It's going to take some time for her to determine what she would be comfortable with.
    Mar 22, 2014. 10:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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