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  • Philip Morris Dividend Raise Sparks New Confidence [View article]
    Long PM
    Nice to see the investor friendly increase in dividend.

    Legalization is coming and this company if one of a few that will benefit the most.
    Sep 12, 2013. 07:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • We All Make Many Mistakes, What Do We Do Next? [View article]
    Hi Bob,

    Great down to earth article.
    I too held LINE , LNCO, and a few others.
    As a dividend income/growth investor, I continually remind myself that I manage the "whole pie,in the big picture"
    Sometimes that includes cutting bait on a few <LINE,LNCO,EXC>.

    On my mistakes I like to try to learn why I failed.
    What did these securities have in common that prevented me from reaching my goal ?
    In most instances 1 common thread.
    I have a new respect for debt,I no longer fool myself into believing "debt is OK on this stock"
    Debt is debt,to matter how you package it.
    Personally I feel mortgage reits are not a security for fellows our age.

    Best Regards and thanks for your great insight.
    Bill in San Diego...
    Sep 12, 2013. 07:32 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Do Retirees Need A Dividend ETF Or A Portfolio Of Individual Stocks - Part Two [View article]

    Great stuff as always,thank you.
    Mr Fish,I dont think you should wait for vanguard to cash in on this idea,I think you should run the FishChowderCCCBBB+ ETF fund.
    As some of you know,like Chowder I sold some positions recently for a loss. <LINE,LNCO,partial position in O>
    Some people screamed at me "WHAT ARE YOU DOING?"
    In the big picture of running my own "Whole pie" portfolio, I was no
    longer comfortable with those positions for various reasons.
    <THE FED/O>
    It was painful,but to remain true to my mission statement,it was necessary to look at the big picture and whole pie.
    Thanks to all who contributed here.
    Mr Fish,I really think you should run this ETF.

    Bill in San Diego...
    Sep 11, 2013. 10:23 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Which Is The Best Tobacco Stock In The Industry? [View article]
    Long, LO,MO,PM,VGR

    Legalized is coming............
    Sep 11, 2013. 10:04 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is It Time To Dump These 5 Dividend Growth Portfolio Stalwarts? [View article]
    I sold some KMB and some VZ to redeploy funds and Im smiling.
    I got one right....
    For the most part, patience is the best payday.....
    Sep 10, 2013. 09:36 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Team Alpha Retirement Portfolio: Dividend Investing In An Uncertain Market [View article]
    Of your list, CSX is the only one I dont own....
    Like yourself the blue chippers are my thinking right now.

    I need to research CSX some more...
    Sep 10, 2013. 08:30 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is It Time To Dump These 5 Dividend Growth Portfolio Stalwarts? [View article]
    I will buy all the cheap KO and WMT I can get.
    Americans are smoking less too,,,so I will buy all the cheap MO I can get...
    Sep 10, 2013. 08:26 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Fed Policy Has Devastated 3 Generations Of Retirees [View article]
    Alot of people dont realize it yet,but many can begin to plan their retirement in countries like Mexico and Panama.

    America,,,,you been fleeced...
    Fleeced of your jobs,benefits,future job growth,and just about anything to do with honesty...
    Sep 5, 2013. 11:00 AM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Wonderful Wizard Of O [View article]
    I ditto the CHOWDER man.
    As you know I sold a fair sized position at a loss to switch to OpF.
    Not because of my feeling about O,but because of my feelings about the FED double talking.
    Microsoft without Gates, Apple without Jobs, Fed Ex without Fred, you get my drift...

    Bill in SD
    Sep 5, 2013. 10:57 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 11 Stocks To Hold During The Next Market Crash [View article]
    Sep 5, 2013. 10:18 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Reap The Rewards Of Exxon's Dividend For The Long Run [View article]
    I cover all the bases...........
    Sep 5, 2013. 10:16 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Realty Income - Still Not A Buyer [View article]
    I continue to DRIP/DIRECT purchase O
    I recently purchased O and NNN preferred.
    Purely a income play for me,after the FED promised to keep rates low,but obviously cant control things.
    "No Boots on the ground,is already in change"
    None of these people can tell the truth.

    Sep 5, 2013. 10:13 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Petrobras May Just Be The Smartest Energy Stock To Invest In [View article]
    The only PBR Im buying is ice cold and on draft.
    Sep 1, 2013. 11:45 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Team Alpha Retirement Portfolio: It Is All About Our Income, Folks [View article]
    I dumped INTC months ago
    I still think your doing a great job,and I have had a lousy few months too.
    When managing a portfolio,you have to look at the entire pie,and sometimes that equates to some bad months.
    With all the uneasy,I expect it will be that way for a while.
    Aug 31, 2013. 01:03 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Do Retirees Need A Dividend ETF Or A Portfolio Of Individual Stocks? [View article]
    Always nice to see you weigh in.
    To answer your question,I use both.
    I own many of the stocks above along with VYM and VWINX.
    Yes there is some duplication and redundancy in my strategy,but those 2 funds fill in the holes.
    I do not assign them a major weight,no more than 5-10k in each.
    Aug 30, 2013. 09:45 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment