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  • Buybacks, Dividends, And Growth: Chevron Does It All [View article]
    Agreed. I want some of this company in our div portfolio. I'm going to start adding at $106 or below. Per the David Fish CCC list, it has a 5 year DGR of 9%. With a current yield a little above 3%, that creates a little margin of safety. I don't remember for sure, but I think the "Chowder factor" requires the combined numbers to be at 12 or greater, and CVX just makes the grade.

    If I can catch it at $106 or below, I'll feel comfortable enough to start a position.
    Jan 9 01:31 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A $250k Team Alpha Retirement? Yes You Can [View article]
    It tend to come down on your side of this issue TR. My wife and I have paid off the mortgage and all other forms of debt. I tend to use credit cards for most purchases. I get between 1% and 5% returned to me on all purchases, and of course pay the balance full each month. We haven't paid dime one in credit card interest in a couple decades.

    One of our cards is an Amazon Visa. Once in a while, it's great to order some stuff and tell them to pay for it using our "points". :-)
    Jan 9 12:04 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 'Pure-Bred' Dividend Challenger Dogs For 2013 [View article]
    I've owned HAS for about 9 months. So far, nothing to show for it except the dividend, but at a little over 4% it's not all bad.
    Jan 8 06:37 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Coca-Cola Or PepsiCo: Which Is A Better Investment? [View article]
    Yeah, I know what you mean about waiting a little longer. Been there, done that.... more than once.
    Jan 6 09:42 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Can You Retire With A $1,000,000 Portfolio? An Urgent Follow Up [View article]
    We have an LTC policy through Prudential that runs about $1500/year and covers both my wife and I. The policy maximum probably wouldn't cover all the costs, but it would take a big bite out of them and at least prevent a financial wipeout.

    I don't know how other policies compare in price and it's worth shopping around. I'm actually contemplating checking other prices, just in case we are not getting our money's worth.
    Jan 4 06:51 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel Tries To Reinvent Itself [View article]
    I'm not worried because a device like that will never see the inside of our house. I'll dump TV completely before that happens. I'm actually more annoyed. To think that advertisers believe they should have this kind of info is beyond comprehension for me.
    Jan 3 12:13 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Coca-Cola Will Provide Profits To Stockholders Even If The U.S. Falls Off The Fiscal Cliff [View article]
    Dave:
    I would love, love, love (and would also love) to see KO at 3%. I started buying a couple years ago in small increments and yup, as you said, I should have loaded up. The price shot up and here I sit with not enough shares to even get enthused about.

    If it hits that "magical" 3% mark again, I won't make the same mistake.
    Jan 1 10:59 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Coca-Cola Will Provide Profits To Stockholders Even If The U.S. Falls Off The Fiscal Cliff [View article]
    agliata:
    I agree. That's why I will add to my shares a bit if it hits $35. Yes, $30 is unlikely, but a guy can always dream.
    Dec 30 09:55 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T - Investing In The Future But At What Cost? [View article]
    AT&T currently represents 10% of our div holdings and 12% of our div income (with a 6.3% YOC). I can't bring myself to buy more. Even if I wanted to, I agree with your neutral rating. I would not currently be excited about buying it right now.
    Dec 12 09:24 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Weekly Yield: McCormick And Clorox [View article]
    I wish I considered myself to be a "shrewd" investor, but I'm not. Even so, I'm of the opinion that both of these stocks are overpriced, especially MKC. I would like to own them both, but they are apparently not going to cooperate by moving into a reasonable range.
    Nov 30 03:25 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Dividend Investors Should Never Touch Principal [View article]
    Dave:
    You can get Quicken to chart your dividends? Never thought of that. Of course, I've only been buying div stocks for a couple years so I won't have diddly to show for it, yet. I'm going to check into using Quicken for that purpose though. I've been using Quicken for decades, but never really got around to using graphs much. Thanks for sparking the idea for me.
    Nov 22 06:27 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Wal-Mart's Evil Image Deserved? [View article]
    The CEO issue is always debatable I guess. There is always the question of who gets the credit for improving the earnings. It may be the CEO. It may also be that the CEO is just riding the glory train built by the "real brains" of the company that work further down the ladder.

    Sure, if the CEO is truly responsible for that earnings increase, they deserve every dime they get. The problem is that it's not always easy to tell who should get the credit.
    Nov 22 12:27 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Reasons Not To Flee Dividend Stocks [View article]
    Agreed. I am among the ready to pounce crowd. I think many/most div stocks are overpriced at the moment. I'm buying nothing at the moment. Just biding my time.

    My wife and I hold nothing but div stocks in our Roth accounts. It would be nice if we could increase our YOC.
    Nov 15 12:41 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Great Dividend Stocks For A Fiscal Cliff Deal [View article]
    Congress can't agree on anything and I expect that as usual, they will kick the can down the road. In the meantime, I'm hoping to see a bit of a market panic and drop in price for some div stocks. I still find it difficult to locate any real value in the div stock arena.

    I'm still waffling on Intel stock and am finding it difficult to reach a decision. Outside of that, I still want better prices on existing dividend stalwarts.
    Nov 15 09:30 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Abbott: Waiting To Buy This Healthcare Stock [View article]
    I lack confidence in the end result of the spinoff. I've held ABT for a few years and recently sold my holdings as a result of a trailing stop that I had in place. I got out above $70 with a decent gain, so I can't complain. I'm going to wait and evaluate the dividend on each company after the first of the year.
    Nov 9 09:35 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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