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  • Dialing Up A Dividend ETF Idea [View article]
    What's the DGR for this ETF?
    Apr 8 10:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I'm Focused On Dividend Growth Rates [View article]
    AlainP,

    As for Canadian stock:

    Canadian companies with five or more consecutive years of dividend increases are listed on the "Canadian Dividend All-Star List". The list is maintained monthly & can be found here...
    http://bit.ly/10Whlhb
    Apr 4 01:46 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I'm Focused On Dividend Growth Rates [View article]
    Chumpmenudo,

    Nicely done! I share your enthusiasm with DGI. I've been at it since 2008 and have had very decent returns with consistent increasing income. I prefer to equal weight my positions by income. Another thing I keep track of is annual TRs of my individual stocks all the way back to 2002. This gives me an overall picture of how my portfolio would have performed through each year including the previous two recessions (2002 & 2008).
    Apr 3 09:59 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why This Dividend Aristocrat ETF Isn't So Noble [View article]
    Eli,

    I hadn't thought of it along those lines. It would definitely be much more expensive to hold all the stocks in an ETF of many holdings. I prefer to be selective and pick my own, thus make my own list. I'm not in the ETF proponent camp but I know they do serve a purpose for a lot of people.

    I do golf and occasionally can crank out a long one but I'm older than Freddy and didn't get my nicname from him. "BoomBoom" was a long time Montreal Canadien great in the 50's & 60's. I share his nicname & given name. "99" was worn by the "great one" of hockey fame.
    Apr 3 01:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why This Dividend Aristocrat ETF Isn't So Noble [View article]
    "Yet an investor can likely achieve the same results, while paying less in fees, by owning the individual companies."

    This is no different with any EFT. One can also be more selective this way rather than being handicapped by owning all the list including many companies they're not particularly fond of.
    Apr 3 11:53 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Reduce Your Portfolio's Downside Risk Before The Coming Market Correction [View article]
    Akaralph,

    You could add "iShares Core Long-Term US Bond" to your list:

    ILTB $52.58 to $56.08 on 8/11/11
    Apr 2 12:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Reduce Your Portfolio's Downside Risk Before The Coming Market Correction [View article]
    How would one get a credit rating on BGS? It's not available on Morningstar or S&P.
    Apr 1 10:39 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Reduce Your Portfolio's Downside Risk Before The Coming Market Correction [View article]
    Bob,

    Excellent article! It's good to note that typically a very high percentage of low beta CCC blue chip stocks survive price corrections and hold, or increase, their dividends through down times.
    Mar 31 02:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Aren't The Dividend Aristocrats And Dividend Champions The Same? [View article]
    SDS,

    Thanks for providing the list!
    Mar 31 02:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Aren't The Dividend Aristocrats And Dividend Champions The Same? [View article]
    I was going to ask which dates the Aristocrats used in their calculations. MathRulz you answered that for me...thanks!

    I personally find it a pain in the butt when sites only provide ex-div dates. Google & Yahoo are two that come to mind.

    Thanks to David Fish for using pay dates! I find it much more practical to know the actual date I'll get paid.
    Mar 31 02:10 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Spring Changes [View article]
    Faye,

    These stocks are reasonably priced & would fit your model:
    UL CLX BAX KO MAT
    Mar 30 01:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Spring Changes [View article]
    Well done! Even working full time for a short while will further compound those extra contributions nicely over time.
    Mar 28 06:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Spring Changes [View article]
    Faye,

    You seem to be doing fairly well but, I'm wondering if you're not doing a little too much trading. Are your costs in-line with what you would have incurred with ETFs such as VYM, VIG or XIU? These ETFs returned 30.1%, 28.9% & 11.6% in 2013 and 20.8%, 18.2% & 13.1% over 5 years (CAGRs). If your overall costs are low & you're beating the returns I'd say full steam ahead. If not, you might consider putting new money into ETFs until your portfolio gets larger.

    Reflecting back from my experiences I know I did far too much trading early on. My 5-Yr TR CAGR (now that I know properly how to calculate it) is 22.5% which sounds impressive but isn't far removed from VYMs results. My TR in the 2nd half of 2008, after starting out with my DIY DGI portfolio returned just under -22.0%. I often wonder how well I would have done with less trading in those formative years.

    Thanks for sharing your experiences in your journey to retirement!
    Mar 28 03:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Vanguard VIG Top 10 Hits Bottom On Total Return [View article]
    "A stock can be sold at any time, and replaced with one that is more attractive."

    You're absolutely correct 6228371. But this is investing for growth with (or without) dividend stock not dividend growth investing...different investing philosophies here. Of course a DGI may do this occasionally if their intent is to increase income.
    Mar 27 10:02 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Vanguard VIG Top 10 Hits Bottom On Total Return [View article]
    Dale,

    Excellent article. I like your analytical approach in breaking things down. That said, I don't think you have enough data to formulate sound conclusions regarding the number of stocks one should hold.

    "For those looking to use dividend growth's greatest offering, that is total return that historically has beat the market"

    Total return is, very much, secondary to a DGI as they have no intentions of selling any stock in the distribution phase. A nice TR feels good but it's really only a paper return. What is paramount is maintaining a growing & reliable income stream. Most DGIs feel safer with a larger number of DG stocks in their portfolio. In the event of a dividend cut the hit to the income stream would be less severe with a greater number of holdings.
    Mar 27 02:42 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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