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  • The 2 Keys To The Magic Formula For Long-Term Investment Success [View article]
    Chuck,
    Thanks for yet another stellar and informative article. As a FG subscriber, I especially appreciate real life examples of putting FG information to work.

    Steve
    Sep 4, 2015. 11:12 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wal-Mart to appease NLRB with plan to reopen stores [View news story]
    That's NLRB. National Labor Relations Board.
    Sep 2, 2015. 04:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3M: A Fortress To Weather The Storm [View article]
    Indeed. I would like to catch it at $136 or less. I have none in my portfolio and feel like it would be a great addition.
    Sep 2, 2015. 12:08 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Verizon: Dividend Increase On The Way, Here's What I Expect [View article]
    I had been leaning toward $40, but decided that a 5.2% current yield was sufficient. It's 50 basis points above the 5 year average. I just put in a limit order for $42. Of course I'll feel foolish if it drops below $40, but you buy your stocks and you takes your chances.

    Steve
    Sep 2, 2015. 12:01 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Champions For September 2015 [View article]
    misscbd,

    Allow me to say, "ditto". The CCC document is incredibly useful.
    Sep 2, 2015. 09:31 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 10 Dividend Growth Stocks For Your Retirement Portfolio's Aggregate Yield 4.3%: Part 2 [View article]
    as,

    One would think that most or all of these companies will outlive us both, but one never knows. My wife would not want to deal with any monitoring. She would not want to decide what to do if a dividend changed, etc.

    My guess is that she will end up with a small group of ETF's that will do the monitoring for her. The trade-off is that the yield won't be as good, but she will probably be fine with that.

    Steve
    Sep 1, 2015. 08:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 10 Dividend Growth Stocks For Your Retirement Portfolio's Aggregate Yield 4.3%: Part 2 [View article]
    Bob/Robert,

    Just to throw my 2 centavos in.... I am a DGI guy and disagreeing with anything Chowder says doesn't happen in my world. FWIW though, I enjoy reading about alternatives (unless they turn into a bicker-fest).

    I never know when the day will come that I cannot continue trying to build a DG portfolio. It will fall to my wife, who is just not into investing. The alternatives presented by others allows me to scribble some notes that she might be able to use at some point in the future. I might reject varan's ideas today, though tomorrow could be a different story.

    Steve
    Sep 1, 2015. 04:52 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Procter & Gamble A Value Play? [View article]
    Toronto,

    I've viewed PG as one of the "pillars" of my portfolio, so to speak. I don't expect major growth in either the top line or the dividend. I make room for the stock though simply because I feel like the dividend will always be there.

    As to whether or not PG is currently a decent value? That's certainly up for debate. I guess it depends on how well they execute on their turnaround after dumping a lot of their product line. The payout ratio is disturbingly high right now, though current yield is approaching 4%. The current yield is pretty impressive, and is over 30% above the 5 year average. Guess it all depends what you're looking for.
    Sep 1, 2015. 04:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pipeline worry sparks Alaska plea for Obama to open oil spigots [View news story]
    Bike,
    Point taken. I did actually have a couple questions pop into my head regarding the subject of the article. Figured it was pointless though if I wanted to avoid more political banter and bickering. I'll just move along.
    Sep 1, 2015. 11:37 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pipeline worry sparks Alaska plea for Obama to open oil spigots [View news story]
    Well, reading this comments section is 60 seconds of my life that I'll never get back. Thought I was on Yahoo boards for a minute. Useful investing insight is not to be found here.
    Aug 31, 2015. 09:32 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Procter & Gamble A Value Play? [View article]
    Yami,
    Sure, you can join. The more the merrier. :-)

    I'm not quite down. I first purchased PG in 2011, so my average cost is about $68. Barely above water on this one.
    Aug 30, 2015. 02:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Procter & Gamble A Value Play? [View article]
    PG has about 4% weight for me, and I've got it flagged for another possible small buy at $68. That gets it close to the 4% yield I'm looking for. I bought early last year at $78 and $80. Feeling a tad foolish about that. :-)
    Aug 30, 2015. 09:53 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Coca-Cola Has Been A Better Investment Than PepsiCo [View article]
    Thanks, maybe. I still want to do better. KO hasn't done as well as I had hoped. Feeling like I need to tighten up my buy criteria a little. For now, I've got KO tagged for possible addition at $38 or below. It's getting close. PEP needs to drop about another $6 before I'll look at it again.
    Aug 29, 2015. 12:26 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Coca-Cola Has Been A Better Investment Than PepsiCo [View article]
    I began incremental purchases of both KO and PEP in late 2010 and 2011. I guess timing is everything. Roughly the same dollar amount invested over that time. My YOC for PEP is 4.4%. For KO it's 3.6%. My paper gains on PEP are about 4 times that of KO.

    Either I bought at great prices for PEP or not so great for KO. Clearly, I need to pay more attention to valuation.
    Aug 29, 2015. 11:24 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Procter & Gamble cut CEO's bonus after missed targets [View news story]
    No doubt. $18 million... how tragic.
    Aug 28, 2015. 11:11 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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