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  • The Dow Jones Corrects And, Right On Cue, Altria Assuages Investor Fears  [View article]
    I would offer a third type of poster who may be reading this article. One who already owns MO but is still filling that position. I put myself in that category, so although I want the company to have continued success, I welcome dips to add to my position.
    Aug 25, 2015. 03:41 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Stocks I Purchased In July  [View article]
    Isn't that a gross generalization about the entire market being overvalued? There have been individual stocks on sale (e.g., EMR, oil stocks, etc.). I have put a lot of cash to work (as it became available) in solid DG stocks over the last few years. I wouldn't feel good if I had just stuck it in a <1% savings account.
    Aug 2, 2015. 07:02 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Dumbest Argument Against Dividend-Paying Stocks  [View article]
    The oil stocks I own (XOM, CVX, COP) are down, but none of them have cut their dividend. Two of them have increased the dividend recently.
    Aug 1, 2015. 04:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • March debut for Coca-Cola's high-end milk product  [View news story]
    A big reason for the growth in soy and almond milk is because more and more people are looking to get dairy out of their diet. If it was just a matter of being lactose free, Lactaid would be selling like hotcakes.
    I don't know how this high protein milk will help, it is still milk, and that's not where the growth is. Maybe they should make a high protein almond or soy milk.
    Feb 4, 2015. 02:55 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wisconsin Energy declares $0.42 dividend  [View news story]
    Something is strange. There was an announcement on 12/4/14 stating that it was going from .39 to .4225, so this announcement doesn't make sense, because it seems like old news.

    Just found this on Yahoo Finance, as I suspected, this is old news. It was first announced in December. Still a nice increase.

    2:36 pm Wisconsin Energy increases quarterly dividend 8.3% to $0.4225 from $0.39 per share, as planned (WEC) : Co announced it planned to raise the dividend in early December 2014.
    Jan 15, 2015. 05:03 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wisconsin Energy Continues To Be A Great Dividend Pick For The Long Term  [View article]
    Thanks for the very informative article. Long WEC.
    Dec 16, 2014. 09:25 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Managing A Large Dividend Growth Stock Portfolio Time-Consuming?  [View article]
    Hi DM,

    Great article! I've followed your blog for quite some time (though I think I've only commented once). You've taught me a lot!

    Have you ever considered switching to Merrill Edge? If you have $50k plus in assets, you get no commission trades (up to 100 a month, which is more than enough). The catch is, you also have to have a Bank of America checking account. I recently opened an account, though because I drip my stocks, I may hold off on transfering my other brokerage account over, because partial shares don't transfer. I know from following your articles that you don't drip, so it seems like a transfer would be fairly straightforward for you. Just throwing it out there for something to consider, since paying $0 for commissions moving forward would be pretty cool! Keep the great articles coming!
    Dec 1, 2014. 02:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Stocks Are Not In A Bubble, But Many Of Them Are Pricey  [View article]
    OnTheRock - Thanks very much for sharing your experience.
    Nov 27, 2014. 08:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Stocks Are Not In A Bubble, But Many Of Them Are Pricey  [View article]
    Thanks for another great article, David. Always very helpful.

    Apologies for a comment/question that is not directly relevant to this article, but I wanted to get the thoughts of this community on a dividend growth investor-related question, and didn't know of a better way to ask.

    For those of you who reinvest your dividends back into the stock, to buy additional shares, have any of you gone through a transfer to another broker? I ask because I was all set to initiate a transfer of my account, but my new broker will not take partial shares in the transfer. This would throw quite a wrench into my record keeping that tracks all of the dividend reinvestments. I don't really like the idea of liquidating the partial shares for all of my stocks, only to start it up again with the new brokerage. Just interested in hearing if others have faced this predicament and how you handled it. Thank you.

    I suppose avoiding this situation is another benefit to pooling your dividends before purchasing, a practice I know many of you adhere to. Thanks again.
    Nov 24, 2014. 08:21 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Coca-Cola's Long-Term Future In Doubt?  [View article]
    I sure hope KO will adapt and diversify their product line away from solely drinks. The downward trend of soda consumption is real, and increasing each year. At least PEP has the snack business.
    Oct 22, 2014. 09:58 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft upgraded after earnings; +2.3% premarket  [View news story]
    These analysts are always late to the party with their "expert" predictions!
    Jul 23, 2014. 08:47 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • No Fees Please! Create Your Own 'Mini-ETF'  [View article]
    Thanks for the great article, Mike. I have a question about the $2 trading fee you pay at Vanguard. I am gradually building my DGI portfolio in a taxable brokerage account, but I continue to have my IRAs with Vanguard. If I want to purchase a stock in my Vanguard IRA brokerage account I pay $7 per trade because the amount I have in my Vanguard funds isn't up to $500k yet. It is my understanding that once it reaches that level, the trading price drops to $2.

    I assume you must still have Vanguard mutual funds in order to get the $2 trading fee? I don't think the $500k amount applies to money held in a Vanguard brokerage account.

    If so, what are your thoughts on making the transition from mutual funds or ETFs to a pure DGI portfolio? Or, do you plan to keep the mutual funds? I know some in this community have their entire portfolios in individual stocks. I'm not ready to make the full conversion just yet. Thanks.
    Jul 22, 2014. 08:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Norfolk Southern Corp. declares $0.57 dividend  [View news story]
    Two increases this year, from $0.52 to $0.54 in January, and now up to $0.57. No complaints here.
    Jul 22, 2014. 02:41 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Johnson & Johnson: Why I'm Not A Buyer And What I Would Buy Instead  [View article]
    If bernie is a dividend growth investor (as opposed to a dividend investor), Verizon may not be all that appealing. You can't just focus on the current dividend, but on the company's track record of growing the dividend. Verizon's dividend increases are much, much smaller compared to JNJ.
    Jun 24, 2014. 02:25 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Target conference call: Buybacks halted, margins to dip with investing in traffic  [View news story]
    As long as they don't touch the dividend.
    May 21, 2014. 11:51 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment