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  • The Near-Retiree: Removing The Anxiety And Fear [View article]
    lintervvv

    Nothing wrong with dollar cost averaging or a similar strategy if you are uneasy about current valuations. I have no clue when the next serious correction will hit. However, there is a lot to be said for sleeping well so I'm easing in with my recent 401K rollover which is still about 86% cash. Happy investing.

    Steve
    Dec 23, 2014. 03:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Energy Stocks Crushed: A Look At The Strong And The Weak [View article]
    I'm focusing on the big guys (XOM, CVX & COP) in that I'm all about dividends. I'll be glad to average down if they take a really big dive. The price volatility doesn't cause me to be overly concerned. However, I'll feel like the world is about to end if any of them look they will cut their dividend. More likely, I suspect the possibility of subdued dividend growth for a little while. We shall see.
    Dec 23, 2014. 03:30 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Zacks' Bear Of The Day: McDonald's [View article]
    ppars:

    I would tend to agree with you. I own a little MCD and at some point I want to own more. No way for me to know for sure, but I suspect that they will turn things around. I'm watching for a price in the 80's before I think about adding. Seems like all the doom, gloom and bearish outlooks would bring the price down a bit more.

    Steve
    Dec 23, 2014. 07:14 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Write On Seeking Alpha? [View article]
    I play guitar. I was told that chicks love guys who play guitar. Hmmpf! So much for that. Guess I should try writing some articles.
    Dec 22, 2014. 09:25 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Write On Seeking Alpha? [View article]
    Harm:
    I agree. Eventually, one learns which authors to pay attention to. To date, I have almost 50 authors on my follow list. On occasion I'll run across an article that causes me to add to the list.

    My follow list is enough to keep me busy most of the time. If articles begin moving toward the BS side of the equation, I remove them from my list... problem solved.
    Dec 22, 2014. 02:21 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • This Is The Third Most Attractive Time To Buy AT&T In The Past Generation [View article]
    DJ:
    Ha! Got you beat. I'm getting 0.75%. Yeah buddy.... raking in the cash. :-)
    Dec 20, 2014. 05:38 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 7 Stocks Providing Their Shareholders A Growing Income With Higher Cash Dividends [View article]
    I must say that while I appreciate any dividend increase I can get, I don't understand why a company would even bother with an increase like that. I usually keep track of dividend increases in order to track my progress. In this case, I'm not going to expend the energy needed to write it down. :-)
    Dec 20, 2014. 01:30 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • McDonald's Nears 52-Week Low: How Overpriced Chicken And Millennials Are To Blame [View article]
    Personally, I liked the wings at Mickey's. I liked them a lot. Guess I was in the minority. Then again, what do I know? I'm not a millennial.
    Dec 19, 2014. 04:20 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Chevron Corporation: Is Now The Right Time To Add To Your Position? [View article]
    I tend to agree, stan. My last CVX purchase was at $109. My next buy price is set for $95. I like the idea of averaging down with these kinds of companies. In 5 or 10 years, the income should be rather pleasant.
    Dec 18, 2014. 11:08 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Exxon Mobil Looks Like It May Have More Downside [View article]
    Josh:

    I own a fair amount of XOM, with all purchases being made when the current yield was at 3% or better. Basically, I have enough of this stock in my portfolio. Should a serious bargain present itself though, I'll want more. So, I agree with your premise and have set my next buy price at $79. This would place the current yield close to 3.5%... unheard of for XOM.

    It's hard to say what impact the oil crash will have on the next dividend increase in May. Still, if I can get 3.5% on this stock, I'll be content. If the yield doesn't rise to that level, I'll just have to be happy with what I already own.

    Steve
    Dec 16, 2014. 09:07 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Chevron Corporation: Is Now The Right Time To Add To Your Position? [View article]
    IncomeYield:

    What the Saudis will do / not do is beyond my guesstimate capabilities. Knowing whether supply and demand issues and/or foreign policy issues will resolve is also well beyond my pay grade.

    What I do know is that the XOM/CVX/COP trio is more likely than not to continue paying dividends. Going forward 5 to 10 years, they are also likely to increase them to my satisfaction. Just my opinion though, not necessarily fact. I'm all about dividend income, so I'm watching for some really good deals so as to add to my stash.

    As to where my dry powder is coming from....
    I recently retired and rolled a 401K to an IRA. With that money, I have purchased some KO, GE, T, XOM, CVX and COP. Even with that, my IRA is still 86% in cash. I've got plenty of room to watch the market for a bit and average down as appropriate. I felt the need to put at least some of the money to work, but I'm trying not to go too crazy. I realize that oil stocks are rather "risky" at the moment, so I've now shifted into slow mode so I can see what happens next.

    Steve
    Dec 15, 2014. 10:48 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Chevron Corporation: Is Now The Right Time To Add To Your Position? [View article]
    I have been making some buys on XOM, CVX and COP. I set another group of buy prices that are a fair amount lower than current prices. If these stocks hit current yields that are significantly higher than the norm, I'll be plugging my nose and buying some more.

    I might be taking some paper losses by doing so, but looking out 5 or 10 years, I think the income is going to be most pleasant. Of course, this all assumes that I won't get taken to the cleaners by a dividend cut. Hopefully my faith in continued dividends is not misplaced.
    Dec 15, 2014. 07:59 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: Selling Exxon Mobil Goes Against The Grain Of A Dividend Growth Investor [View article]
    Hi kolpin:
    I have looked at both DEO and EMR. I am not overly excited about DEO and would reconsider if it dropped another $8 or so. For some reason, I also think the semi-annual/irregular dividend would annoy me :-).

    And speak of the devil.... I was looking at EMR earlier today. EMR seems to be getting dragged down with the price of oil. It's certainly a dependable dividend payer, though the dividend growth is rather volatile.

    I'm still giving it some thought, but part of me wants to agree with as10675. I would like to see it drop another $3. Don't know if that will happen, but I think that would be a preferable buy price. I may start buying in small lots, but at the least, I'll be watching.

    Steve
    Dec 12, 2014. 05:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • General Electric declares $0.23 dividend [View news story]
    Dang. I was hoping for upper single digits. Not quite there I guess.
    Dec 12, 2014. 12:02 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 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
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