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  • The Dividend Growth Weighting Game [View article]
    BHN,

    My holdings are eREIT and C corp. I definitely want nothing to do with being a landlord. Too many headaches.

    I have yet to get comfortable with mREITs and the others you mention. Maybe some day, but for now I'm working on getting my basic DGI business plan in place. Once that's finally done and I feel confident with it, I'll look at branching out a little. Thanks for your reply.

    Steve
    Feb 1, 2015. 12:58 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • HCP Has Now Earned A Prominent Position In My Retirement Portfolio [View article]
    Both MCD and HCP have a little over 3% allocation for me. If I had to choose between the two, I would go with HCP. I think they are both a little bit expensive at the moment so I'm on hold. Not sure what I want to do with Mickey's. Probably just watch for a while longer, though I'm not overly impressed as of late.
    Feb 1, 2015. 11:05 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • HCP Has Now Earned A Prominent Position In My Retirement Portfolio [View article]
    Frothy Market Beginner's Portfolio.
    Feb 1, 2015. 11:01 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Dividend Growth Weighting Game [View article]
    Mike,

    I too am looking at giving the most weight to the dividend superstars. My portfolio is pretty much structured that way already, though I have a little tweaking to do.

    I was wondering though how much you concern yourself with sector weight. I have been a heavy buyer of XOM and CVX, along with a little COP. They now equal a little over 21% allocation, in both NAV and income. In total, I'm sitting on a very small capital paper loss.

    Since I can't seem to find other stocks that I want to buy to balance out allocation, I'm feeling over exposed to the whims of the energy sector. I'm thinking I got a little too excited in making my oil purchases :-).

    In writing my investment business plan, I'm querying other investors as to their views on sector weights. Any thoughts in that regard? Thanks.

    Steve
    Feb 1, 2015. 10:47 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Update: McDonald's - Why The CEO Replacement Is Not A Game Changer [View article]
    I believe it's just the amount of cheese but I'm not sure. This makes the pricing rather strange IMO. One can buy a McDouble for just slightly more than their regular cheeseburger.
    Feb 1, 2015. 10:28 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Update: Alliance Resource Partners Announces Q4 2014 Results And Gives Guidance For 2015 [View article]
    My DW and I have held ARLP for almost 3 years now and it has certainly done alright by us. Love the yield.
    Jan 30, 2015. 09:29 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Chevron suspends share buybacks for a year, shares -3% [View news story]
    Would this imply that they are more concerned about paying the dividend than they are about buying back shares? If so, then I applaud them.
    Jan 30, 2015. 11:55 AM | 26 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Emerson lowered at BofA/Merrill [View news story]
    Thanks for that update, stockstranger. I remain on the sidelines for now.
    Jan 29, 2015. 12:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Chevron/Exxon Earnings Preview: 2015 Revisions Are Shocking [View article]
    Brian.... thanks for your comment. I wouldn't lose anything by selling and it would likely improve my comfort level. I'm working on my investment business plan. I don't yet have solid rules for allocation, which allowed me to get a little too frisky with my purchases.

    All I know is that my allocation to CVX/XOM is a fair amount higher than the published portfolios I read about here on SA. Makes me think that I'm doing it wrong. :-)
    Jan 26, 2015. 05:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Chevron/Exxon Earnings Preview: 2015 Revisions Are Shocking [View article]
    My favorite of the two when it comes to safety is XOM, though both CVX and XOM have over-sized allocation right now. I have been debating with myself as to trimming back a little, mostly due to allocation. I'm thinking that maybe I was a bit overzealous in my recent purchases.

    I have been a little desperate to get some cash invested from a recent 401K rollover and I added good size chunks of both companies. My thought was that I would also be buying a lot of other stocks with the money and that in turn would push the allocation down. That hasn't happened. Can't find much that I want to buy. I despise the concept of reversing course, but I may cut back my holdings a little, at least with CVX. I'm about even on the gains side so I would be losing only some future div income and would try to make that up elsewhere.

    Thoughts anyone? Have you ever reversed a purchase after deciding you were uncomfortable with it for one reason or another? Thanks.

    Steve
    Jan 26, 2015. 04:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Chevron/Exxon Earnings Preview: 2015 Revisions Are Shocking [View article]
    I'm going to have to guess that it's "calendar", or "calendar year".
    Jan 26, 2015. 04:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Southern Company Retains Appeal For Long-Term Investors [View article]
    I agree, Pickin. Everything I look at says that SO is overvalued. I view it as being about $10 too high. I definitely want more of this stock if it gets in the vicinity of $43.
    Jan 23, 2015. 08:59 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Emerson lowered at BofA/Merrill [View news story]
    stockstranger,

    Thanks for your comment. I've actually been hashing that $55 number around in my head as well. That seemed like a lot to hope for, but perhaps not. I'll plan to watch more closely on Feb 3rd.

    Steve
    Jan 22, 2015. 03:08 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Emerson lowered at BofA/Merrill [View news story]
    I've watched EMR for a little while, hoping for a decent entry price. Seems like $57 might be a good spot. Opinions?
    Jan 22, 2015. 08:53 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Coca-Cola: Short-Term Caution Is Justified [View article]
    KO is one of those stocks that tends to be a buy at a certain yield point (after other DD of course). I have always waited for at least a 3% level on this one, and it has treated me well so far.
    Jan 22, 2015. 08:44 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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