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  • You Are Responsible For Your Investing Decisions [View article]
    Well said!
    Jul 3 04:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • You Are Responsible For Your Investing Decisions [View article]
    Just as there are quite a few really good hedge fund managers and private equity firms. The average investor just never hears of them because the average investor is drawn to the impulsive dribble of internet investing and these really good managers want nothing to do with these average investors for the very same reason.
    Jul 3 03:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • You Are Responsible For Your Investing Decisions [View article]
    Just realistic. I spend a lot of time with the under served and those from less than optimal means and these people do not have a chance in hell of making it thus, they will need all of our support.
    Jul 3 02:49 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • You Are Responsible For Your Investing Decisions [View article]
    If you don't believe that we are ruled by the majority then you watch too much Fox News. The majority in this country are under-educated and less than optimally skilled for what the future holds. Spend some time in a culturally diverse part of our country and then come back and state that this growing majority is where the resources of this country is headed and will be dedicated for some time.
    Jul 3 02:48 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • You Are Responsible For Your Investing Decisions [View article]
    Well said. I mentor 7th grade inner city youth and can tell you first hand that the problems they face are not solvable through money or family. Only they can determine if they will succeed and, in the end, only a small percentage will get ahead.
    Jul 3 10:56 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • You Are Responsible For Your Investing Decisions [View article]
    The vast majority of people in this country can barely read and most cannot perform basic math skills so to think that they can be responsible for their future is based on a false premise.

    In the end, our ability to invest will only serve to put us in a minority in a country ruled by the majority.
    Jul 3 10:45 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • I Have No Fear Of A Market Crash Or A Significant Correction, Here's Why: Part 1 [View article]
    No kidding.

    Why there are any articles left in the D&I section of SA regarding boggles the mind. I would have thought we had put this to rest already.
    Jun 16 09:35 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • I Have No Fear Of A Market Crash Or A Significant Correction, Here's Why: Part 1 [View article]
    Winner winner chicken dinner.

    P/E expansion produces unrealized gains which can be taken away quickly when conditions reverse. DGI's should stick with Current Yield since they rarely sell their geese.

    No good investor, regardless of their style, would view a correction as "bad". Good investors always look for opportunity however presented to make money.
    Jun 14 08:59 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Should I Buy More High-Yielding Stocks In Order To Retire Early? [View article]
    A portfolio comprised entirely of high yield DGI stocks exposes the portfolio to a much higher risk of early volatility during retirement which is one of the primary reasons for poor performance later on. The preferable approach is to ease into retirement and keep risk low so as to improve your odds of making it through the first 10 years with most of your principle intact.
    May 22 12:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: Dividend Investing And The Accumulation Phase [View article]
    Any investor should always have exposure to the market whether it be DGI stocks or the S&P 500 ETF. The discussion here is about the advantages and disadvantages of buying DGI stocks at certain price points. During the accumulation phase, if you are a total return investor, you want the return of the market, better if you can get it through DGI stocks. But if you can't, you still need to be in the market in some form or fashion.
    May 22 12:29 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Goodbye Fed - 2014 Sees Preferred Stock Investors Shed QE Jitters [View article]
    How would you like your revenue disclosed without the associated expenses? It will look like these docs are getting a salary equivalent to their revenue for our newly formed group of low effort voters. Two doctors, both GP's, one lives in Florida and the other lives in Washington State. Who gets more of their revenue from Medicare?
    Apr 13 07:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Investing: Is Total Return A Useful Metric? [View article]
    I believe the biggest distinction between Total Return investing and DGI is the opportunity for an individual investor to go astray. DGI stocks, if you stick to the CCC list, have done pretty well as shown by being on the list for such a long period of time. This cannot be said for the rest of the universe of choices in stocks. Investors have such a greater chance of making mistakes in TRI versus DGI which should not be ignored. While DGI may not result in the highest possible outcome versus TRI, it will most likely create the highest possible outcome for that particular investor over time.
    Apr 10 10:49 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Coca-Cola: Can You Beat The Real Thing? [View article]
    In general, products that contain caffiene (sp) are one of the major contributors to hypertension. "nuf said.
    Apr 7 04:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Goodbye Fed - 2014 Sees Preferred Stock Investors Shed QE Jitters [View article]
    Unless the world economy completely resets AND 1/3 of the world's population disappears, we may never see a 4% fed funds rate. There is absolutely no pressure to push rates that high at this time. This is one of the first " recoveries" where there has been no net new credit expansion to inflate the price bubble. Plenty of ammo but just no demand yet.

    Wait until the HELOC bubble pops this year and all doctors have their Medicare reimbursements publicly displayed. Class warfare, round II.
    Apr 7 04:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Richest Man In History Reveals His Simple Wealth Generating Secret [View article]
    Rockefeller was the meanest of mean when it meant something. Other notable acomplishments include creating some of the worst working conditions mankind had ever seen at that point due to his relentless drive to make money and out do his primary competitors, which by the way, were not oil men but men of equal desire and greed. Rockefeller's family has spent the 100 years trying to rid history of what he really did.

    Where do dividends play in this? Standard was in a trust and paid only dividends to its shareholders. Not really DGI, IMO.
    Mar 27 10:15 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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