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  • My Mad Method: What Next To Buy, And Why? - November, 2012 Update [View article]
    The person who does not expect anything will never be disappointed.
    Nov 14, 2012. 05:07 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • McDonald's: The Advantage Of Maintaining Dividend Growth When Earnings Lag [View article]
    Hi, Tim! Your long-term approach trumps short-term trading. On paper, I am down over $2,000 on MCD since I bought the initial 300 shares, but nobody will pry this investment from me. This old man appreciates and thanks you for your insightful input.
    Oct 31, 2012. 06:19 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • For Dividends, It Might Be Time To Explore Business Development Companies [View article]
    richjoy403: Thank you very much for the wise explanation. I did well with ARCC. Being an old guy, I have escalating healthcare costs and other expenses that some folks may not, so I have to consider my situation. Also, when I must graduate into the distribution phase, I like companies that are willing to pay monthly. Meanwhile, I am dividend reinvesting MAIN and PSEC. Let's look at Main Street Capital, and see how it has performed for me until these comments. October 3, 2012, the stock closed at $30.17 per share. My original basic investment, 1600 shares, has an average price of $23.46. Because of dividend reinvestment, I have 1,631.783 shares. $37,536 is my core investment; I am not including the dividend reinvesting costs, commissions, or taxes. 1,631.783 X $30.17 = $49,230.89. I could have sold MAIN, but why risk being totally stupid? The stock has been having higher lows, and just hit another new high. I will keep MAIN, even if the company announces another follow-on offer before 2012's end. Besides, how many companies can announce their dividends with as much visibility as MAIN? If I want to gradually buy more Main Street Capital, then I know that I will receive another monthly dividend during December 2012. You fall in love with people, but MAIN could be the best stock that I have ever had, and have. I like the under 32 million sharecount, and institutions are also noticing this stock. I have possible growth, positive results, and if I get a follow-on price break, then I will be competing with some of you for more shares.
    Oct 3, 2012. 07:12 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Chatham Rings Up A 25% Dividend Boost [View article]
    If you read Chatham's SEC reports, then you will find out that the company wants to increase its outstanding shares, so investors might get a chance to purchase CLDT stock at a lower price during 2015.
    Jan 16, 2015. 03:02 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Connecticut Water: A Stable Dividend Stream In An Uncertain Market [View article]
    Mr. Harry: Your thoughtful and well-researched contribution helps keep me focused on why I invested in Connecticut Water Service, Incorporated. I have been dividend reinvesting CTWS since my initial purchase during August, 2013, and I am pleased with the results. I tend to do better as a long-term investor, and I like small companies that try enhancing shareholder value. Have a nice holiday season.
    Dec 12, 2014. 10:13 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • NRO: 4.7% Payer Offers Solid NAV Growth And Dividend Coverage [View article]
    Recently, NRO made Mr. Rodolfo's Seeking Alpha contribution look excellent. I need to correct an error in one of my SA posts. November 28, 2014, my monthly NRO distribution should rise by over 50%, because I have been consistently dividend reinvesting it. More folks should read this author's article. You did fine research, for which I am grateful.
    Oct 15, 2014. 09:52 PM | 2 Likes 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
  • Main Street Capital's (MAIN) CEO Vincent Foster on Q1 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript [View article]
    Seeking Alpha's conference call transcripts are always appreciated. Forbes wrote that MAIN has become oversold. I noticed that analysts who had questions did not ask about the indices' pressure regarding BDCs in general. I will continue to hold my Main Street Capital position which during 2014 was increased by about 17%, and keep dividend reinvesting the cash received into more MAIN shares.
    May 9, 2014. 02:22 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Main Street Capital: High Dividend And Higher Growth [View article]
    Some folks need a new Mathematics teacher. MAIN's current quarterly dividend is 45 cents per share. It is my favorite BDC. Why would anyone be afraid of a company that has about 32 million shares, pays monthly, does not have tons of institutional investors, and is doing well? Main Street Capital is in my DRIP, as is PSEC.
    Jan 15, 2013. 02:38 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Real Better Advice For Seniors: Part II [View article]
    5+: The problem I have with your articles is the more I read them and re-read them, the more I realize how little I know about investing! Thank You Always!
    Oct 5, 2012. 06:31 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Confessions Of A 'DGI Lite' Investor - Part 2: Creating The DGI Lite Portfolio [View article]
    She knows! I am old-fashioned, so when I either Follow or am Following a contributor, this is the second highest form of Praise that I give that person. The highest form is when I comment about the contributor or a poster Positively.
    Sep 24, 2012. 06:37 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Confessions Of A 'DGI Lite' Investor - Part 2: Creating The DGI Lite Portfolio [View article]
    300 MCD shares are in the stock portfolio. They are the initial buy, and were purchased September 21, 2012, at the market open. I hope to add more shares before year's end. I am learning from you top-notch S.A. investors. Thanks for enhancing my life.
    Sep 22, 2012. 04:09 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • mREITs: Volatility, Beta And Risk [View article]
    Does anyone really think that interest rates will skyrocket in an environment that cannot handle such moves? You know how I feel by my question, and the fact that I initiated a 4,000 RSO common shares' position September 10, 2012, and paid $5.92 per share. Also, I have 2,000 Resource Capital preferreds. I do not provide links; read my Seeking Alpha posts and you will learn more about why I bought these shares, and find out that at least one 63 year-old "retail investor" is not afraid of the stock market.
    Sep 10, 2012. 07:39 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Prospect Capital's CEO Discusses F4Q 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript [View article]
    Seeking Alpha does not get enough praise for having its earnings call service. I hope I write for many more investors who really appreciate what you do. I learn a lot from these transcripts; thank you very much for providing them.
    Aug 24, 2012. 05:46 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 DIY Dividend Stocks To Buy And 3 DIY Dividend Stocks To Avoid [View article]
    Hi, Todd! I seem to do better as a long-term investor. I respect your opinions, but it makes no sense for me to abandon Main Street Capital, especially since I am a retired guy. As you know, MAIN pays monthly. I am also waiting for its share price to drop, so I can keep building my position, although I applaud you for doing what is good for you and many of your readers.
    Aug 22, 2012. 10:18 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment