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  • Market Strategies - Benchmarks [View instapost]
    I never compared my portfolio to an index, but on the other hand I started to compare it to itself to late: This should be the starting point followed by some strategy like chowders...!
    Feb 28, 2013. 02:03 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Retire In Half The Time With Dividend Growth Investing [View article]
    Fully Agreed with the great article and the comment! Double compounding is the key. The only disadvantage of dripping is that you cannot pick undervaluead stocks with better yield/prize for the payed dividend at the time!
    Nov 25, 2011. 11:56 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 38 Dividend Increases Expected In The Coming Weeks [View article]
    Hi chowder, if you use firefox than use the addon "Adblock Plus" to block them...
    Sep 30, 2011. 06:14 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Should Dividend Growth Investors Disregard Dividend Freezes From the 2008-09 Crisis? [View article]
    I live in germany and bought a german rental car company when the 2009 crash already started. The yield then already was ~10%. I knew that the payout usually is ~60%. The following year the dividend was cut by ~70% and 2011 it is increased again (with bonus), so that today I do have a yield on cost of >20%!

    So every once in a while we can make a exception from the rule and take advantage of such a crash too...!
    Jul 27, 2011. 05:21 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 100 Dividend Champions: No New Names in June and Just 7 Payout Increases [View article]
    Hi David, after 6 month I sorted it over and over and found column4 ;-)
    What I really meant is years of growing growth: Say 1 year 10% growth, 2 year 11% growth...
    (although I don't expect many companies to be there...)
    Jul 2, 2011. 06:55 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 100 Dividend Champions: No New Names in June and Just 7 Payout Increases [View article]
    Hi David,

    after 25 years of speculating I am now here with you dividend growth guys.

    I know your great!! spreadsheet for 6 month now and wish I would have it (and understood the principle!) in the beginning.

    I do have one proposal: Wouldn't it be interesting to have a new column: "Number of consecutive years of growing dividend growth" (or do I miss it somewhere?)

    thx and regards
    Jul 2, 2011. 04:26 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Warren Buffett in His Own Words: 23 Timeless Quotes on Investing [View article]
    Did we have this one concerning gold already:

    It gets dug out of the ground in Africa, or someplace. Then we melt it down, dig another hole, bury it again and pay people to stand around guarding it. It has no utility. Anyone watching from Mars would be scratching their head.
    Dec 15, 2010. 06:20 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Ways to Play Changes in Energy Efficient Lighting Market [View article]
    so am I !!
    May 31, 2010. 09:14 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Common Sense in Energy Storage Investing [View article]
    I just found in a german newspaper article:

    In the future it will be possible to generate hydrogen and then methane as a next step out of electricity with an efficiency of ~60% !!
    (electrolysis and then methanation)

    This would mean the storage problem would be solved!

    Furthermore it would strengthen Johns position that cars with plugs make no sense at all.

    On the other side hybrids, that reduce gasoline consumption significantly still do make sense.
    Apr 27, 2010. 08:34 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Will New Fuel Economy Standards Make Stop-Start Engine Technology Standard Equipment? [View article]
    what I just found:

    most likely nobody can afford it but it would be interesting to know how they realize it!
    Apr 9, 2010. 02:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Vinod Khosla's Stance on the Future of Lithium-ion Batteries [View article]
    last 4!!
    Aug 13, 2009. 03:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Vinod Khosla's Stance on the Future of Lithium-ion Batteries [View article]
    Although I normally agree to Johns Meening I agree to the last 3 posts!!!
    Aug 13, 2009. 03:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Growing HEV Markets Will Impact Battery Manufacturing Revenues [View article]

    your best article so far...!

    It will be interesting to see how HEV-developments in China, India will influence, accelerate, change this process.

    One other question is: Given all this problems, constraints that battery-technologies have: Do we have to go with fuell-cells in the long run?
    Jun 15, 2009. 04:51 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Li-ion Battery Technologies: Understanding Their Development Path [View article]
    By the way:

    did we ever discuss this company:

    I found an article in a german magazine last week where they claim that they are 2 years ahead of other LiIon companies.

    They plan a trial together with Mitsubishi with 2000 electric vehicles starting this year. There will be 88 LiIon batteries in the car.
    The range should be ~160km (Next generation will have 300km). Cost of the battery only is ~15000 Euro.
    Jun 8, 2009. 07:56 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Plug In Vehicle Scam [View article]

    did you see this article already about BYD:

    It will be interesting to see if they can realize this numbers...!
    May 11, 2009. 08:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment