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  • The Mitigating Effect Of Reinvesting Dividends [View article]
    3! 36! 43! 60! 139! Hut! Hut! Hike!! The quarterback, well-protected by his team's reinvesting strategy, fires into the portfolio....Touchdown! Reps help. 3 - about every 3 days per year I have an income source, although the payments do not reach me consecutively. 36 times, I am paid annually from sources other than investments. 43 represents Municipal Bond payments and reinvesting 2 Municipal Bond mutual funds monthly. 60 means monthly and quarterly dividends from stocks. 139 is the total payments number for the year. Sure, there are risks and I have expenses, but I have no complaints; it's part of the game.
    Sep 26, 2014. 07:07 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Retired Investors: Learn The Success Secret Of All Great Value Investors: Part 2 [View article]
    I echo the positive sentiments. I think highly of my financial adviser, who for all I know, might be reading your articles. He told me to trim my holdings in Main Street Capital. I really enjoyed the roughly 28% long-term gain in about 28 months. The big mistakes I used to make were selling whole positions in fine dividend-paying companies, and executing too many short-term trades. I still have MAIN shares and will keep dividend reinvesting them, while looking at some diversification opportunities. Chuck, folks like you encourage me to gradually keep investing.
    Sep 24, 2014. 06:02 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cinedigm: Significant Upside With Secular Tailwinds [View article]
    I sold all of my Cinedigm shares during the summer before the last earnings call. I had previously listened to one of its conference calls, and thought that the company was expanding too rapidly, and not paying off enough debt. I had read reviews on Amazon about Docurama interrupting the content with ads placed at critical moments. I got tired of the CEO making excuses as the company kept losing money and used some of the proceeds to buy an investment that pays a dividend, which goes with my basic investment philosophy. My loss also went against short-term gains.
    Sep 23, 2014. 02:48 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Get Paid While You Sleep: REITs That Pay Monthly [View article]
    I spoke to my financial adviser Friday, September 19, 2014, and he sold an investment which netted me a small loss, but told me that S&P rated Chatham Lodging Trust 80 on a scale of 100, so I took a portion of my proceeds and bought CLDT shares. I will be compounding them starting October 31, 2014. I am publicly thanking you for your July 22, 2014 article which I read with great interest, prompting me to do additional research on the company.
    Sep 22, 2014. 06:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ReWalk Robotics Ltd. IPO: Skeletons In The Closet [View article]
    "qualify" should be "clarify".
    Sep 16, 2014. 01:08 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ReWalk Robotics Ltd. IPO: Skeletons In The Closet [View article]
    Let me qualify something. I really like what ReWalk is trying to accomplish. I have a friend who has had Cerebral Palsy since he was two; over fifty years later, he crawls up steps while trying to get into his home and his jeans keep falling down. He could do so much better if he had one of the exoskeletons. There is unlimited potential with this type of technology. This is a great company for Miss America in which to get involved. Gary Sinise and others like him are trying to help handicapped folks become more handicapable. I wish this company much success, even though I am not a shareholder........yet.
    Sep 15, 2014. 11:26 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • ReWalk Robotics Ltd. IPO: Skeletons In The Closet [View article]
    I would not fault the author for his article, because what goes up like a helium balloon could burst and go down just as fast. Have fun trading; I'll keep dividend reinvesting my portfolio.
    Sep 15, 2014. 10:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 Years Of Dividend Growth Investing - 10 Lessons I Have Learned [View article]
    Make sure to read Joseph P. Porter's July 8, 2014 Seeking Alpha article, "Update: Simulations Plus, Inc. Earnings. If you have read it, then re-read it, and let your imagination get involved.
    Sep 14, 2014. 03:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 Years Of Dividend Growth Investing - 10 Lessons I Have Learned [View article]
    I checked out the two stocks you suggested. SLB looks better. I have been dividend reinvesting Connecticut Water Service Incorporated (CTWS). This small holding company has increased its quarterly dividend 45 consecutive years. It will not make you rich overnight unless a larger firm buys it, but it provides steady income. I bought my shares during August, 2013. Take care and you will do fine.
    Sep 10, 2014. 10:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 Years Of Dividend Growth Investing - 10 Lessons I Have Learned [View article]
    I will! I appreciate your courtesy.
    Sep 10, 2014. 01:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 Years Of Dividend Growth Investing - 10 Lessons I Have Learned [View article]
    You may be right. I know that I am commenting about a stock that is not in the same league or sector as SLB. I also have holdings probably containing Schlumberger, so I look for different opportunities than some other investors. I believe strongly in dividend reinvesting, so when I read about a small company that has growth potential with a dividend-paying history, then I go for it. Believe me, if a lot of institutions are selling some great dividend-paying stocks to purchase Alibaba, then I might do more buying before this year ends.
    Sep 9, 2014. 08:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 Years Of Dividend Growth Investing - 10 Lessons I Have Learned [View article]
    I use Google Finance. SLB: 80% institutional ownership; yield under 2%; over 1 Billion shares. I know my advice is almost free and I am not a professional analyst or financial adviser, but where is the growth? You wrote that you do not like mutual funds, correct? Some of those probably have gobs of Schlumberger. Correction: SLP has had 28 consecutive profitable quarters, according to its latest preliminary report. The company is virtually debt-free. How is that for management? Successful small companies are the ones that large companies target as takeover candidates, yet SLP reversed the process by taking on more employees, as Cognigen is a Simulations Plus subsidiary. I just feel like SLP has more growth potential than many other stocks, and could be a good long-term investment for someone like you. It usually is thinly traded, so maybe interested investors can get shares for less than I paid by using limit orders. Do not worry about MAIN. The company upped its monthly dividend and will probably announce more "spillover" income before 2014 ends. I have been in it since at least 2012, and keep dividend reinvesting it.
    Sep 9, 2014. 07:33 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 Years Of Dividend Growth Investing - 10 Lessons I Have Learned [View article]
    The best teacher is experience. No matter what you write, someone will disagree with you. Stick to your battle plan. Let me show you something: 27 straight profitable quarters; the company pays a dividend; it provides services and continually upgrades its software; some employees teach researchers how to use its products; it bought a Buffalo, New York firm, more than doubling its staff, and letting that Northeast business keep its name. It helps businesses like J&J develop more effective products. It is.....perhaps a company about which you and others had no knowledge-Simulations Plus (SLP). You seem to be about 20 years my junior. Honestly, I bought SLP recently at about $6.10 and put it on dividend reinvestment. The big boys and girls are into SLB, they have barely discovered SLP. SA helped me decide to invest in Simulations Plus, and I would have no second thoughts about buying more shares if it dropped 50%, although I do not think that will happen. I really enjoyed your initial public offering, and I wish you more contributor's success.
    Sep 9, 2014. 06:26 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Sirius XM: Disconnect Between Customers And Management [View article]
    My lady and I are enjoying the service in our new vehicle which features a Bose system. It is a pleasure to drive while hearing some of our favorite songs, and enjoying tunes played by announcers who we never had the chance to follow during the oldies but goodies days. We are in the trial period, but I have paid for three years. This service has added much happiness to our lives. I tend to invest in dividend-payers, although I hope Sirius XM does well. I have found that the nicer you are to the person who represents a business, the better chance you have to get your complaint or question resolved, although many technology issues are not easy fixes.
    Sep 9, 2014. 05:09 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Prospect Capital: How Secure Is The 12% Dividend Yield? [View article]
    I can't help myself; I enjoy Motown music, and I am a long-term Main Street Capital investor. It is one of my four top favorite stocks. CTWS, RHI and SLP are the others. Did you know that Pat Boone recorded on a Motown subsidiary? (Melodyland). I cannot add anything worthwhile to the PSEC discussion.
    Sep 4, 2014. 10:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment