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  • 3% Yield Is Right On Target For Dividend Investors [View article]
    Not quite, you are assuming no growth in the dividend. TGT's track record for dividend growth would suggest that is a flawed assumption.
    May 6 04:43 PM | 11 Likes 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 08:47 AM | 5 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 02:41 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Pundits Are Wrong, Sell These Stocks Immediately [View article]
    I agree with rubel. The author's advice might be appropriate for a trader, but for a long term investor looking for dividend income that will keep pace with inflation, selling stocks with such a solid history of dividend payments would be silly. Of course, that long term investor should have a nice bucket of stocks across many sectors.
    Sep 5 09:46 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Dividend Growth Investing Enthusiasm Inflating A Bubble? [View article]
    I think there is a difference between blindly chasing high dividends (or high dividend growers) and only purchasing these stocks if they meet certain entry criteria (e.g., P/E ratio, DPR, etc.). I follow the latter. Also, not all DGI's just buy and hold. If circumstances change (e.g., dividend cut) then selling might be appropriate.
    Aug 24 08:46 AM | 4 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 11:51 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Champions For February 2013 [View article]
    Thank you!
    Feb 1 06:18 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Closer Look At Annaly Capital Management's Cash Flows As Of Q2 2012 [View article]
    Thank you very much for doing this analysis.
    Aug 28 08:37 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Buy ConocoPhillips: Highest Dividend Yield In E&P Sector, Focus On Targeted Growth [View article]
    Added some COP to my Roth IRA this morning when it was down a bit. I hope to keep it for many years to come, reinvesting the dividends along the way. Of course, if things change I will act accordingly.
    Aug 24 03:08 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Business Model Of The Dividend Growth Investor [View article]
    Thanks for the great article!
    May 17 03:18 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Time To Double Your Dividend Income: A Reference For Dividend Reinvestors [View article]
    There is very useful FREE app for the iPad called Stock DRIP Calculator. It works very well.
    Feb 1 08:27 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Pepsi Vs Coke: Confessions Of A Pepsi-Investing Coke-A-Holic [View article]
    I'll chime in as a Pepsi fan (to drink). Both are great investments. Nice article.
    Aug 24 08:33 AM | 1 Like 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 08:31 PM | 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 02:25 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Buy Of The Month: Target Corporation [View article]
    The fall continues, down another $1 today. Great spot to pick up more shares below $60.
    Jan 21 04:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment