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  • Busy week for McDonald's attorneys [View news story]
    It's got a ways to go, but if they can push MCD below $92, I'll need to add a bit more to our portfolio. And as for the allegations, if they are true, then shame on MCD. I don't view it as anything they can't get past though.
    Mar 13 01:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Buy Of The Month: General Electric Company [View article]
    If I'm not mistaken, DM didn't really get started investing until 2010. I didn't start looking into DGR until about 2011. Wishing I had started a few years sooner so that I would have perhaps recognized some of the extraordinary bargains in 2009.
    Mar 11 12:44 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Buy Of The Month: General Electric Company [View article]
    But.... what will the dividend do in the future? What is the likelihood of a repeat on 2008? Obviously, I can't answer those questions with certainty. It's always guesswork. However, I tend to think that the div will grow over time and that GE's reduction in financial services is a plus when it comes to avoiding another 2008.
    Mar 11 09:21 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Total Dividend Return Will Guide My 2014 Investment Decisions [View article]
    Yeah.... what Mike said.
    Mar 10 10:29 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Should You Add Wal-Mart To Your Dividend Portfolio? [View article]
    I agree that it's entirely possible that WMT will resume a higher DGR next year. As stated already though, I won't be adding to my holdings because I'm not willing to take that gamble.

    I won't likely sell unless I find a much better yield in an equally stable investment (no easy task these days). Time will tell, but I do tend to be one that asks "what have you done for me lately?".
    Mar 10 12:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Should You Add Wal-Mart To Your Dividend Portfolio? [View article]
    I agree. WMT is currently about 4% of our div portfolio. No way will that be going up. If I find a better source of div income, I'll likely sell WMT. It's hard to say what future dividend increases will be. I only have the present to look at, and what I see is unacceptable. A 2% increase is really rather pathetic.
    Mar 10 11:06 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Total Dividend Return Will Guide My 2014 Investment Decisions [View article]
    Good info, Chowder. I have been contemplating the best way to filter/sort the CCC list in my search for DG stocks. I want to include the Chowder rule in there somewhere, though I still haven't determined which criteria to use and in which order.
    Mar 9 10:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Total Dividend Return Will Guide My 2014 Investment Decisions [View article]
    KMI is a corporation, not a MLP. No tax issues in a Roth with this stock.
    Mar 8 04:20 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Worried About Exxon Mobil? Are You Kidding Me? [View article]
    XOM has about a 4% allocation for us. I wouldn't mind getting it up to about 8%. I am indeed hoping for a price drop. Right now I view it as more of a hold than a buy, but a small decrease would push it into my buy range.
    Mar 8 09:43 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Total Dividend Return Will Guide My 2014 Investment Decisions [View article]
    Craig:
    When I noticed your specification of picking row 4, I figured it was for the purpose of not blocking column headers. Thanks for the info.

    The use of macros sounds intriguing. A tool that's easy to use is indeed a big plus.
    Mar 7 03:13 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Total Dividend Return Will Guide My 2014 Investment Decisions [View article]
    Craig:
    I was wondering about the macro functionality. Haven't tried it yet though. I have noticed that when using filters, the dropdown arrow seems to cover up the column headings text so I can't tell what column I'm working with.

    I'll keep playing with it though. It would be nice if I could automate some of this by simply running a macro.
    Mar 7 01:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Exxon Mobil Needs A Big Dividend Hike This Year [View article]
    A 2 cent increase would be worse than pathetic.
    Mar 7 12:29 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Exxon Mobil Needs A Big Dividend Hike This Year [View article]
    I'm hoping that the increase hits double digits again. I'm not planning on it though. I'm going to plan on 6 or 8% and make my investments accordingly. If the raise is higher than that, I'll just be that much happier.
    Mar 7 12:28 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Total Dividend Return Will Guide My 2014 Investment Decisions [View article]
    DVK,
    Thanks for your input. I could only think of two methods for screening the CCC list, either filtering or sorting/deleting. I'm inclined to use a sort and delete process (like you have).

    I'm still working on the criteria I want to use for the CCC screen. I'm guessing that I'll have to use a few different lists with criteria arranged in different ways.

    Good job on the graphs. I can usually manage to get a graph out of Excel, but getting it to look exactly the way I want is a whole other story.
    Mar 7 10:27 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Total Dividend Return Will Guide My 2014 Investment Decisions [View article]
    Great article, Bob. Question for you....

    I'm trying to determine the best way to use the CCC spreadsheet, so I'm asking how others do it. When you start filtering through the list, do you begin with a set list of criteria and then sort the list, deleting non-qualifiers as you go? Or, do you perhaps use Excel's filter feature? Thanks.
    Mar 7 09:15 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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