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  • Realty Income: The Monthly Dividend Company Is On Fire  [View article]
    Trimmed some last week
    Will probably trim some more today
    But overall a long term hold.
    Feb 12, 2016. 08:37 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • All Healthcare REITs Should Not Be Painted By The Same Brush  [View article]
    Thanks for the update
    I remain bullish on this sector especially after caring for a aging parent.
    Feb 12, 2016. 07:22 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • If Switching From A Total Return Strategy To A DGI Strategy Was So Simple, Then Why Isn't Everyone Doing It?  [View article]
    I am currently in the process of converting most of my direct invest accounts into 1 combined Scottrade account.
    This is allowing me to see both my success and my failures.
    Because I did not have the luxury of time to invest <We needed immediate income>, I did not always value shop but instead used my dollar coast averaging.
    Man, I made some real blunders,LINE,LNCO,BBE...
    Also some home runs LMT,SBUX,O.
    And of course some "steady eddies",KMB,CLX,JNJ
    Hoping 20 years from now,it all will work out fine.
    Feb 11, 2016. 08:41 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • New-Look Periodic Table Of Dividend Champions - Dividend Safety Edition  [View article]

    Thanks for this
    You touched on a topic we rarely discuss here in how to rate dividend safety.
    I currently hold KMI,VNR,COP all of which have suspended or reduced dividends.
    This requires me to liquidate some growth holdings to make up for lost income.

    I hope you continue to write on this topic.

    All my best,
    Bill in San Diego
    Feb 8, 2016. 01:22 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ConocoPhillips declares $0.25 dividend  [View news story]
    Feb 4, 2016. 08:46 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Millionaire Monthly REIT Update: The Sweetheart Edition  [View article]
    Thanks for the update.
    O is my largest holding,and I couldnt be happier with the big O.
    Small position in STAG.

    Thanks again
    Feb 3, 2016. 08:26 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Spotlight On STAG Industrial  [View article]
    Thanks for the update Brad.
    I own a small position.
    Not sure if I told you or not but pop passed on 1/15,9 days after my dog and 3 hours past my 60th birthday.
    Still tying up loose ends,but still hoping you visit San Diego soon.
    Feb 3, 2016. 07:50 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Trolls And Troublemakers  [View instapost]
    I am sorry you are going thru this.
    Now you see why I like animals more than people.
    I hope you will allow me to share my story.
    My pop died on 1/15/16 3 hours after my 60th birthday.
    While it is a relief to see him end his suffering,I remain very sad.
    Dementia is very cruel,watching him lose his mind hurt more than watching his aging body fail.
    Several days before his death,a cousin from Tennessee called San Diego adult protective services to have them investigate pop for abuse.
    This is the very same cousin who helped herself to his many antiques,fireplace stove insert,guns,motorcycle... just about anything else she could grab to pawn or sell.
    We are investigating how much cash she got away with,as she built a new home and bought a new boat,while quitting her job!!
    While we did send the police <transporting guns across state lines> they pretty much did nothing.
    See something,say something, only works IF the police DO SOMETHING !
    She sweet talked the police too.
    SO,,Sd protective services shows up,and I let them in to meet pop.
    Since he was days before dying,,he had trouble HEARING or understanding why or who they were.
    Beyond the normal skin tears and falls,,his body was normal for a 90 year old bed ridden man.
    Then the investigator began questioning asking if HE WAS ABUSING ME !!
    GET OUT !!!
    What greedy cousin didnt know was her complaint was not only filed against me but against the number 1 hospice team in San Diego that was caring for pop daily.
    Hospice was here 7 days per week.
    Hospice did not take this complaint lightly,they are very upset at Greedy Cousin Annie Mae and very upset at the San Diego investigator.
    After pop's death we were forced to autopsy
    Forced because of her absurd complaint.
    NO ABUSE WAS FOUND,but we now await cremation
    People suck Alan
    They are GREEDY,JEALOUS,and often times think there is more money to get than what there truly is......
    Once everything is over,I will be speaking to a attorney.
    I hope my story eases the burden of your ordeal.
    Get a dog Alan,if you already have one,get another...
    Jan 28, 2016. 08:26 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividends & Income Digest: Our Retirement Survey Results Suggest We're Pretty Well Prepared  [View article]
    Less than 1 million,I finally make minority status,yet I never seem to get hired...
    Jan 25, 2016. 10:24 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Another Dividend Aristocrat Beating The Market, With Estimates Rising, Reports This Week  [View article]
    T and O my largest holdings.
    T.O.'s are always good
    O.T. helped me retire early.
    I agree that T needs to keep a eye on debt,not just for dividend increases.
    Jan 24, 2016. 09:54 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Can You Avoid Value Traps In This Market?  [View article]
    Sold my MCD about 15 months ago redeployed to SBUX.
    MCD has surprised me really,but Im still happy with my move.
    Jan 24, 2016. 09:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Project Escape Velocity  [View instapost]
    This article needs to be discussed further and in great length at a warm spot in San Diego...
    Jan 23, 2016. 09:10 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • How Can You Avoid Value Traps In This Market?  [View article]
    Not at all a dig,Chuck forgot more than I know,just a difference of opinion.
    More than happy to share my failures for last year.
    I have the utmost respect for Chuck,and he knows that.
    I have the utmost respect for Bill Bellicheck,but Im not a Patriots fan...
    Hope that explains..
    Jan 23, 2016. 09:09 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Realty Income And The Growth Rate  [View article]
    My overall cost basis is around 44
    No complaints from me about "O"
    Jan 22, 2016. 09:04 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Can You Avoid Value Traps In This Market?  [View article]
    I know Chuck may disagree,but cant help but ponder the future of IBM and if it will become Value Trap
    Jan 22, 2016. 09:03 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment