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  • Rising Worries For American Capital Agency [View article]
    Marsha: This might have been a prescient observation in May when AGNC was @ $33 or even in October @ $24. But now that it's lost over 40% of its value, your sell recommendation seems as though you're a little late to the party.
    Dec 11 02:06 PM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • January 2013 Dividend Champions, Expanded Edition [View article]
    David: I echo Norman and Big Thunder's comments. I can't begin to tell you how much your work is appreciated by everyone in the SA community.
    Jan 1 09:11 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Protected Principal Retirement Strategy: Retiring Without A Million-Dollar Nest Egg - Part IX [View article]
    Mercy: Thank you for the additional information on purchasing foreign stocks. Can you please provide some information on how you go about buying stocks on a foreign exchange? I've never done this but your reasons for doing so are compelling.

    Thank you.............Tom
    Aug 19 12:37 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Illustrating The Factors That Affect Dividend Growth Investing [View article]
    Great article DGM! I too think it is 5 stars.
    Jul 6 08:33 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Prospect speaks to accounting concern; lenders step up [View news story]
    mahgni: Don't you mean sixty nine thousand?
    May 13 10:38 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • It's All About The Fundamentals [View instapost]

    I appreciate the time and effort you put into this article that will help me and other readers learn to make informed investment decisions.

    Thank you..........Tom
    Jan 13 12:03 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BDC Rankings For Q2 2013: Part 2 [View article]

    As usual, good solid info and analysis.

    Did I miss the article on your "Optimal Portfolio" or is that still in the works?

    Aug 13 12:27 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • My Retirement Income Quarterly Review - The Final Wrap Up [View article]
    Bob: Always look forward to your articles; good read and useful information from you and from the commenters.

    Just a suggestion for those readers who follow you and even those who happen upon your articles for the first time: provide a link to your current portfolio holdings. I notice that many readers are interested in your specific holdings, such as dk0131 asking about the foreign stocks in your portfolio.

    Again, really enjoy your articles and learn a lot from them and the comments.

    Dec 12 08:41 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Does Entry Point Matter To A Dividend Growth Investor? [View article]
    Great read Chump.

    What are some of the undervalued DG stocks out there now folks? Looking to add to my DG portfolio but wary of the next few months uncertainty.

    Oct 13 11:25 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: 'Team Alpha' Re-Balances For Balance, With Allocation [View article]
    RS: What happened to INTC? You list it as one of your holdings but it doesn't appear in your table where you note the allocations and actions needed.

    Oct 6 09:13 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Seadrill: 3 New Rigs Should Have A Positive Impact On Q2 2012 Revenues [View article]
    Yikes! Hope he changes to Sell soon.
    Aug 21 10:05 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A Dividend Growth Investor Looks At Earning Season [View article]
    Bob: Great articles. I've recently gone back and read them all since becoming aware of them, as well as the excellent comments from Messers Fish, Chowder, Schwartz and others.

    My wife and I are retired and we've kind of been flailing around trying to find a good strategy and we think your articles have guided us toward the plan you have outlined.

    One clarification. It appears you do not have dividends automatically reinvested in the stocks you currently own, but have them deposited into your account. You then make a decision where to invest those proceeds based upon your business plan and investment objectives? Is that a correct assumption?

    We have been reinvesting the dividends automatically.

    Thanks again and would appreciate your feedback.

    Jul 4 02:24 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Whose Dividends Should Grow More Over Time: Clorox Or Kimberly-Clark? [View article]
    billinsd: Any tax implications to be concerned about with UN either inside or outside an IRA since it is a foreign (Netherlands) company?

    Feb 20 05:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Total Return BDCs For 2014: Part 1 [View article]
    Business Development Company
    Jan 20 08:51 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Our Retirement Income Portfolio And Its 3rd Quarter Review [View article]

    Just started reading Bob's column this morning and the comments sections so this may have been answered further down in the comments.

    When you go from a 3% yield to a 2% yield, you are reducing your yield by 1/3 not 1/2; 2% is 2/3's of 3%. In addition, your commented:

    "In other words add the 50% one is not getting, with a 2% yield, and require the 5 yr CAGR the company is providing to be 18%"

    Chowder's original rule stated the current yield plus the 5 yr CAGR should be 12%. Your 2% yielding stock would then require a 33% increase of the Chowder rule or 15.96% (12% X 1.33), not 50%.
    Oct 29 11:55 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment