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  • Am I A Successful Dividend Investor? [View instapost]
    Success to me is reaching your goals,therefore achieving happiness.
    Jul 21, 2015. 11:25 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Exxon Mobil - The Oil Giant Is Ready To Fall [View article]
    I dont invest for the next couple of quarters.
    I invest for the next 5,10,15 years.
    Our holdings are top heavy in oil,and portfolio values reflects that.
    Dividends keep rolling in and there is food on the table.
    Is there anyone who does not believe that at some point some/one/body/nation will have to confront Iraq and or Isis ?
    When the bombs start falling on oil fields,the price of oil will skyrocket.
    If you want to expedite the above process,vote Trump.

    Bill in San Diego
    Jul 21, 2015. 11:11 AM | 51 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bank Of America: Stop Being A Hater And Become A Believer [View article]
    Im a hater of what has been done to our country thru political corruption and wealthy people who should be in jail.
    I am not a hater of any particular stock,and certainly not a hater of R.S.,and he knows that.
    I simply lack any trust anymore.
    Jul 21, 2015. 10:07 AM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Much Bond Duration Could You Endure? [View article]
    DGI,

    Have you researched the world of preferred shares ?
    Doug Le Du does a great job of providing some ideas.
    seekingalpha.com/.../3... grade-preferred-stocks-available-below-25
    Jul 21, 2015. 09:51 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bank Of America: Stop Being A Hater And Become A Believer [View article]
    Four years ago,I was given a hot tip from those in the know to jump on BAC.
    I own zero bank stocks.
    With even the remote possibility of another Bush brother being elected, I cant let myself invest.
    If you have some spare time,research the Canadian banking system and compare it to ours.
    AMAZINGLY they have had none of the problems and or corruption our system has had.
    Where has American gone as I know it ?
    Jul 21, 2015. 09:45 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Verizon Communications Is A Buy [View article]
    We own T and VZ.
    We will be adding some BCE soon.
    Only adding more VZ if it yields 5%
    Jul 20, 2015. 01:08 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Rich Kinder Should Be Rooting For Lower Prices [View article]
    Holding,not adding to my KMI position.
    At some point,someone or some country,will be forced to stand up to ISIS and or Iraq.
    My best guess is it will be Israel.
    Once the bombs begin,oil and supporting industries will skyrocket.
    It may not happen overnight,but it will happen.
    Jul 19, 2015. 10:34 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Emerson - Now An Excellent Income Play [View article]
    Initiating a new position next week,using dollar cost averaging.
    Jul 18, 2015. 02:24 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is HCP The REIT Buy Of The Year? [View article]
    Brad,
    Thanks for your hard work,look forward to that comparison.
    I am full position on HCP,VTR is on my watch list.
    My dad is now on hospice.
    We pray its over soon,so he can go back to planting his Easley maters in the sky.
    Im getting a complete education in elderly health care.

    Bill
    Jul 18, 2015. 02:22 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Scanning The SA Family For Alpha: 6228371 [View article]
    Here Are This Week's Questions For The Seeking Alpha Family

    On a scale of 1-10, (with 1 being the least important and 10 being the most important) where do dividends fit into your own investing approach?

    A. 10,We live off dividends and a small pension.

    On a scale of 1-10, where does total return fit into your investing approach?

    A. 5,As long as we have our dividend income,we can ride the ups n downs of the market.

    On a scale of 1-10, where does growth fit into your own investing approach?

    A. 5,It's nice to see the portfolio grow,but that is secondary to dividend income.

    On a scale of 1-10, where does income growth fit into your investing approach?

    A. 4,As in 4%,anything less and your treading water.


    On a scale of 1-10, where does total portfolio value, excluding the income, fit into your investing approach?

    A. 8,Our goal is a overall 8% yearly increase in value,achieved by re-investing some of the dividend income.

    Our goals are ambitious to say the least,but in my mind achievable if we save 10% of our dividend income.
    Many drip plans offer reinvestment of all or partial dividends.
    I will be adding a few growth stocks soon.
    I have saved all my life,it is part of my overall investing mindset.
    Jul 18, 2015. 07:03 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Now The Time To Buy Wynn Resorts? [View article]
    While I have never met the man,I worked 10 years in gaming.
    You dont tug on Superman's cape,you dont spit in the wind,and dont ever count out Steve Wynn.
    He is light years ahead of the rest with his thinking.
    Jul 17, 2015. 05:10 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Much Bond Duration Could You Endure? [View article]
    T fulfills my entire bond allocation.
    Im sure there are many who dont agree,but Im not gonna dive into bond funds at this point in time.
    Jul 16, 2015. 05:16 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Playing Q2 Philip Morris Earnings: Sell, Sell, Sell [View article]
    I view it as a buying opportunity.
    I dont see the dollar remaining strong forever,nor do I think they will cut dividends
    Jul 16, 2015. 05:26 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Maximizing Our Social Security Benefits: A Cautionary Tale For DGI Portfolios [View article]
    DH,
    Several years ago I was faced with a pension decision.
    Having done 12 plus years in Fred Smiths marine corp Fed Ex,I was about to turn 55.
    There were many options available to me,including drawing down the pension beginning at age 55.
    Of course I met with my accountant to discuss all the options.
    At the same time my dads health was declining,as dementia was setting in.
    A only child,my dad already being a "thrifty man",I began to make regular cross country visits to check on him.
    Using all of my vacation,personal, and FMLA time,I was flying cross country bi-weekly to cut his grass and tend his garden.
    Yes,,that is what he expected of me,so he would not have to spend money !
    So what Im saying is this,Sometimes life dictates we break our financial goals and plans.
    Would it have been nice to wait ?
    Sure.
    My pension will now decrease at age 62,where of course I have the option of taking SS.
    I do not regret taking early pension.
    It has been a god send.
    Im now 59,living on that pension and of course dividend income.
    Pop is on hospice.
    I lost 5 friends last year,3 of which were younger than me.
    Life is short and sometimes people get very little time in retirement.
    Take the money and RUN.
    Jul 16, 2015. 05:17 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Boeing Could Double In The Next 36 Months [View article]
    I will be purchasing BA next week,as soon as my dry powder arrives !
    Jul 15, 2015. 07:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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