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  • Optimize Your Dividend Growth Portfolio [View article]
    If there are serious academic studies on that, ignore them.
    Oct 29, 2014. 10:46 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Recent Buy: IBM [View article]
    I have been watching it, but need the $150-155 range for a buy. I know that means I may not get to buy it. That is okay.
    Oct 29, 2014. 08:44 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Optimize Your Dividend Growth Portfolio [View article]
    FWIW, Josh Peters is projecting a 4% annual dividend growth rate for O over the next 5 years.
    Oct 29, 2014. 07:20 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What Likely Happened To Dividend Growth Retirees In The Recession: Another Point Of View [View article]
    <<A metric only has value, when it is used to compare alternatives.>>

    That is not true. Any metric's primary value is the extent to which measures your progress against stated goals.

    Ron, former Research Evaluation Coordinator
    Oct 29, 2014. 12:40 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The New Nifty Fifty, Part 2: Dividend Growth Investing's Greatest Hits [View article]
    Our son played little league baseball. It was the age level at which a pitching machine was used for 4 innings and then there was live pitching for 3. Our son played the infield and the outfield, but he wanted to try out pitching.
    We worked on it at home for a few weeks, and then he told his coach. Coach looked at me and arched his eyebrow. I nodded affirmatively.

    The boy pitched two innings of no-hit ball. Next game the coach's stockbroker's son pitched again, and for every other game of the season. Our son decided not to play the next year, even though his team won the local world series and he had 3 RBIs in the final game.

    Our rule was once you start a season, you have to finish it. He followed that rule fine.
    Oct 29, 2014. 12:31 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Disaster Strikes For American Realty Capital Properties [View article]
    I sold my position this morning. Part of the beauty of having 30 positions is that no one surprise is going to hurt too badly. Total loss on ARCP = about .3% of the portfolio.

    Done with them, am I (said Yoda)
    Oct 29, 2014. 11:30 AM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The New Nifty Fifty, Part 2: Dividend Growth Investing's Greatest Hits [View article]
    Where is the next article (what did you do for me today?) :)
    Oct 27, 2014. 08:43 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Likely Happened To Dividend Growth Retirees In The Recession: Another Point Of View [View article]
    <<Yet, no one did that. Most people defended any criticism of the article, but failed to see any issues with anything in the article.>>

    I have criticized Dale's articles before. His writing is not clear and does not lead to logical conclusions that are actionable, given the rambling and contradictory (in my view) nature of his articles. For me they are more noise than signal.

    I have stopped my criticisms and often now just gloss over the articles of his that I do read.

    They do appear to make sense to some and he has followers.
    Oct 26, 2014. 01:01 PM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Likely Happened To Dividend Growth Retirees In The Recession: Another Point Of View [View article]
    Very nice Dave, a clearly written easy to follow article that makes sense!!

    Thanks!
    Oct 26, 2014. 10:06 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The New Nifty Fifty, Part 2: Dividend Growth Investing's Greatest Hits [View article]
    No Steve, I was referring to generally you can do that on the iPad. I have the Kindle app and Lowell Miller's book on the iPad - maybe I will try zooming some of the charts in that book today.
    Oct 26, 2014. 06:52 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The New Nifty Fifty, Part 2: Dividend Growth Investing's Greatest Hits [View article]
    You can zoom and resize on an iPad ;)
    Oct 25, 2014. 04:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The New Nifty Fifty, Part 2: Dividend Growth Investing's Greatest Hits [View article]
    In my Fidelity account, when looking at the history, the fee is a separate entry. I have 3 entries for UL in September, one for the dividend, one for the fee, and one for the amount reinvested (dividend minus the fee).
    Oct 25, 2014. 04:29 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The New Nifty Fifty, Part 2: Dividend Growth Investing's Greatest Hits [View article]
    It was not a hidden fee with Fidelity.
    Oct 25, 2014. 04:22 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The New Nifty Fifty, Part 2: Dividend Growth Investing's Greatest Hits [View article]
    I used some of the proceeds from my sale of BMO and BNS to buy T. Added to it yesterday on weakness and added a bit more today. Am done for now, but have replaced much of the income that was gone with the Canadian bank sells.
    Oct 24, 2014. 07:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirees: Are You Investing Like A Public Pension Fund? [View article]
    <<So far, tax raises have been the solution. I doubt taxpayers will stand for it much longer.>>

    In the case of court decisions, like the one in Oregon, taxpayers may not have a choice. The good news is, for states that have been able to institute reforms, that some relief is on the way as pensioners in the old, more expsensive system die off.
    Oct 24, 2014. 04:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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