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  • 14 Dividend Stocks With Dividend Growth Potential [View article]
    This is a great article with good ideas for further research. If those companies could double distributions every 8-10 years or so, you should do very well..
    Jul 14 04:19 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Stocks Are Success Outliers [View article]
    Interesting that there are almost 16,000 stocks in the US, and only 300 or so of them have managed to raise dividends for more than 5 years.

    That's why I simply start with the list produced by Dave Fish!
    Apr 16 10:31 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Four Dividend Stocks to Avoid [View article]
    He said Nokia cut its dividend, not that it eliminated it. Learn to read before you jump to conclusions.
    May 19 11:36 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • IBM: A Disaster In The Making [View article]
    I was thinking same thing, then I read this comment. Imagine you are a big financial institution. Are you going to store private information on a public cloud or on a secure cloud?

    What looks " cheap" today, might end up costing you a lot.
    Apr 23 01:38 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 33 Dividend Champions to Consider [View article]

    Yes, but these investments that you are touting would not increase your dividend income over time. Even worse, you would feel the eroding power of inflation almost immediately, especially if you spend all the income from those investments.

    You should plan for a retirement that would last 20-30 years. As such the highest yielding stocks of today might not be suited for a retirement longer than 5-10 years..
    Aug 11 12:14 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • National Retail Properties: Dividend Stock Analysis [View article]
    REIT's must distribute 90% of their taxable income to investors. However the author is referring to the FFO payout ratio. FFO is usually higher than income, as it includes depreciation. The warning sign of NNN is that it is distributing virtually all of its cash flows. Hence, distributions growth is very low, and if interest rates start ticking up, the chances of the dividend could being cut increase. Given the fact that there is no room for error, the chances of a cut increase.

    I am not sure why anyone in their right mind would buy REIT's today. Holding them is perfectly ok, but given the yields of 4 - 4.50%, investors today are not being properly compensated for the risks they are taking.
    Mar 12 09:37 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 33 Dividend Champions to Consider [View article]

    I have been around for a few decades myself and also have read market sentiment for several decades before that. One thing I know is that there has never been a "perfect" time to purchase stocks. I have also noticed that anytime someone is bearish on stocks, they typically end up losing a lot of money. Using economic mumbo-jumbo doesn't really make your case against stocks any stronger, particularly given the fact that economists typically are bad at forecasting anything. I doubt you are any good at forecasting either (no offense). I would much rather look at how the past has worked out, rather than use economic voodoo to forecast what might happen. The US first started having negative trade inflows in 1980s. Somehow this coincided with a 20 year bull run in the markets. Investors who thought that the world was going under would have been wrong for 20 years.

    The stocks mentioned in this list are global names, which do business on a global scale. I am confident the Global economy would be much bigger in 10 years. It would be even bigger 20-30 years from now.

    The dividend increases are not paltry especially from the list above. It is investing in fixed income "preferred stocks" that only get a high yield today, which becomes worth-LESS as inflation eats your purchasing power. If you don't get it, then anything I keep writing would be a waste of bytes.
    Aug 11 03:15 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stocks Trying to Entice Investors With Their Dividends [View article]

    I find commenters who comment on articles they do not understand very silly.
    Oh yeah, and it has been explained at least 100 times on this site why growing dividends are great. Only you do not understand how a company with a 40 year history of raising dividends could yield 1.40%.
    Jul 9 11:30 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Classify Dividend Increases [View article]
    Hey dbtunr, why don't you go trolling the internet somewhere else. Go back to your Yahoo forums
    Nov 19 05:07 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 33 Dividend Champions to Consider [View article]
    That's a great list of stocks for further research. As an investor in dividend companies, I also have found the dividend champions list to be more helpful and thorough than the dividend aristocrats.
    Aug 11 12:16 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • PepsiCo: Wide Moat Dividend Champion To Hold Forever [View article]
    Your comment is factually incorrect. The author states:

    "Because of the consumer affinity for branded snacks and beverages that PepsiCo makes, they are less likely to switch to a cheaper product. Hence, PepsiCo is part of a sort of unregulated monopoly, which has pricing power."


    " In addition, I like the fact that the company sells not only beverages, but snacks as well. As an investor, I like to be diversified; hence, I like it when the companies I own are diversified in products and geography. In addition, it is estimated that the company achieves close to a billion in synergies by operating both a beverage and a snack business."


    "The distribution networks of the bottlers acquired could be used to push some of PepsiCo's non-beverage products such as snacks and other foods. Earnings growth could also come from other strategic acquisitions, as well as product innovations in health and wellness food and beverage section."

    Honestly, you should learn to read an article in its entirety, before personally attacking authors and their knowledge.
    Aug 18 09:02 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Only Reason For Automatic Dividend Reinvestment [View article]
    Of course he reinvests dividends, but maybe you missed that big paragraph at the beginning:

    “Most readers might be aware that I do not automatically reinvest dividends in my taxable brokerage accounts. I usually have distributions accumulate up to a certain amount in cash, and then combined with fresh contributions I tend to purchase stock in companies which I believe to be good buys at the moment. That way, I am able to allocate my cash into the best ideas I can find at the moment.
    I also do that because I do not want to buy partial shares in many companies regardless of valuation. I therefore do not do automatic reinvestment..”

    Or do you want to be spoon fed the information?

    DRIP or not everyone should decide for themselves what to do with their money. If you like tracking cost basis for 30 years on quarterly purchases, not pay attention to price, and you don’t mind keeping track of spin-offs, acquisitions in stock, etc, then do what you want to do.
    Jan 29 09:40 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Vodafone Group Dividend Stock Analysis [View article]
    Hksche 2000,

    The article already answered the questions you had. How about you read an article, then try to phrase your questions in a manner that shows you have specific questions, rather than simply saying that the article is wrong.

    I think you are confused because VOD pays in pence, and you are looking at it from USD perspective. Check the links to the div pmts on VOD site, and see if the annual distirbution increases. Also, omit special dividends

    You are also confused because you look at Yahoo finance, and not the source. How do I know you are confused? You look at Yahoo dividend information and you are stating that the total return calculation listed in the article there was wrong.
    May 3 05:32 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The 4% Rule Is Dependent On Dividends [View article]
    Actually, Buffett is against Berkshire Hathaway paying dividends to its shareholders. He likes dividends paid from investments like Coca Cola, Wells Fargo, Burlington Northern etc. It gives him cash to allocate.

    Check these articles on the subject:


    Please make sure to always do your independent thinking, before making any investment decisions.
    Apr 2 05:39 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will High Dividend Stocks Help You Retire Comfortably? [View article]

    I looked at the Vanguard dividend growth fund portfolio, which consists of 47 stocks today. I found that that 4 of the components are not dividend growth stocks:


    PFE and WFC were dividend growth stocks a few years ago, but I wouldn't call them dividend growth stocks today.

    In addition to that, one of the largest holdings seems to be fixed income:

    So obviously the example you chose is not representative of dividend growth investing.
    Nov 28 09:19 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment