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  • Dividend Growth Investing: Is It A Strategy Of Cliches? [View article]
    <<David, dividend growth investing is a strategy that some investors are lucky enough to discover early in life and other investors have to make the mistake of getting involved with options and momentum stocks and other ill-conceived investment strategies before they realize that dividend growth investing is indeed the Holy Grail of stock market investing.>>

    Interesting thought. In my case, involvement in options (Apple calls) from 2009-2012) funded our dividend growth portfolio. I have gone back into Apple calls just last month. The April 2015 $90 strike price contracts are up 34% since I opened them between June 13 and June 24. The January 2015 $95 strike price calls are up 15% since I opened them last week. Doing this with an amount invested that equals about 7% of our total portfolios, the rest being in 36 dividend growth stocks.

    Used profits taken in early June from closing some Apple January 2015 $600 strike price calls ($85.71 split adjusted) to open two new dividend growth positions, APU and PAYX.

    Getting involved in options, for me, was not a mistake. In that 2009-2012 period the portfolio CAGR was a tad over 70%. I know some folks who did as well, but lost most of it on the way down. I did a better job of capital preservation, having learned more about that (in regard to options) in 2008.

    Anyway, the various types of investing are not mutually exclusive.
    Jul 8, 2014. 08:45 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Should I Buy More High-Yielding Stocks In Order To Retire Early? [View article]
    <<Wow took a while to work down the comments. My first main question for DGI is what if God does not care what your "plan" is?>>

    There is no God
    Jul 7, 2014. 07:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Utility Investors Are Likely To Get Scorched In The 2nd Half Of 2014 [View article]
    I would love to reinvest my utility dividends at lower share prices for a period of time.
    Jul 7, 2014. 03:52 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Utility Investors Are Likely To Get Scorched In The 2nd Half Of 2014 [View article]
    In my view the utilities I hold (AVA, D NGG, LNT, SO, WEC) will continue paying their dividends and increasing those dividends on an annual basis. I plan to continue holding them and reinvesting the dividends back into those companies.

    I also hold some REITS, (O, ARCP, DLR and OHI). Same plan for them, though ARCP is a lower conviction position.
    Jul 7, 2014. 12:02 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • You Are Responsible For Your Investing Decisions [View article]
    That is crazy talk as far as I am concerned. There will be enforcement, but no jack booted stormtroopers.
    Jul 6, 2014. 09:57 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • You Are Responsible For Your Investing Decisions [View article]
    You have gone off the deep end, I think.
    Jul 6, 2014. 09:55 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • You Are Responsible For Your Investing Decisions [View article]
    Who are the liberals?
    Jul 6, 2014. 08:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • You Are Responsible For Your Investing Decisions [View article]
    Well, Pendy

    We seem to disagree. I made my money through the legal structures set up by our self-government. I benefit from the roads, internet and other infrastructure that we jointly help pay for. I support that government with my taxes even when I do not agree with it.

    It is not like they are sending jack-booted stormtroopers to my house to collect my taxes.
    Jul 6, 2014. 08:15 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • You Are Responsible For Your Investing Decisions [View article]
    I don't work :)
    Jul 6, 2014. 08:12 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Downsizing = Empowerment [View article]
    Enjoy Ecuador!! I grew up in Brazil, returned to the States for 43 years and am enjoying life in Yucat√°n, Mexico now.

    http://www.kathron.net
    Jul 6, 2014. 06:57 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • You Are Responsible For Your Investing Decisions [View article]
    Taxes, in my view, do not take my property. They fulfill my responsibility as a citizen to do my part in paying for the public goods and services we need to have a good, safe, productive, and just society. I benefit greatly from those things. I am proud to do my part as a citizen to pay for those.

    There will always be disagreement about what level of public goods and services we need. In democratic countries that is why we have elections, to resolve those differences.
    Jul 6, 2014. 06:09 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • You Are Responsible For Your Investing Decisions [View article]
    My comment was that increased tax rates increase the amount of taxes we (I) have to pay, and that they did not decrease my freedom or liberty.

    My comment did not delve into what type of tax system we might have, whether it should be progressive or not. You can extend the discussion in any direction you want to, but at least own that it is your expansion of the discussion and does not come from my limited comment.
    Jul 6, 2014. 04:30 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • You Are Responsible For Your Investing Decisions [View article]
    Intelligent conservatives remember the role of enlightened self-interest, a concept that seems to have totally escaped many current day conservatives, unfortunately.
    Jul 6, 2014. 02:04 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • You Are Responsible For Your Investing Decisions [View article]
    No, it is not an argument against a progressive tax system.

    It made no mention of what rates for what income levels.

    Do you guys always make stuff up out of thin air, like magicians.
    Jul 6, 2014. 01:45 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • You Are Responsible For Your Investing Decisions [View article]
    Okay, but a rather weak argument, IMO. It is also the power to invest in infrastructure that strengthens the nation (think electrical grid, interstate highway system, railroads, air transport infrastructure, educational infrastructure (the land grant university system), etc. and on and on.

    Your arguments certainly fall on deaf ears here.
    Jul 6, 2014. 01:13 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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