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  • VYM Increases Its Dividend 20%: ETF Portfolio Increases Its Lead Over The Stock Pickers [View article]
    mjs_28s,

    I calculate the DG for each individual year, then divide by the time period. I do it the same way David Fish does. This way is the average annual dividend growth rate rather than the CAGR, which I think is what you're doing. Did you include the omitted div from June 2009 in your calculations?
    Mar 24 03:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • VYM Increases Its Dividend 20%: ETF Portfolio Increases Its Lead Over The Stock Pickers [View article]
    My apologies the figure should actually be 5.19%. Per year the rates are as follows:
    2007-2008 = 5.33%
    2008-2009 = -19.06%
    2009-2010 = -6.59%
    2010-2011 = 21.63%
    2011-2012 = 20.05%
    2012-2013 = 9.79%
    Mar 24 03:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • VYM Increases Its Dividend 20%: ETF Portfolio Increases Its Lead Over The Stock Pickers [View article]
    I calculate the average annual dividend growth rate for VYM at 2.44% for the period 2007 through 2013. I included the distribution of $0.28 for June 2009. This was left out in the link Dale provided.
    Mar 24 02:51 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Investing: An Introduction To Creating Wealth [View article]
    I agree with you David! Declare me dead if I ever buy a tobacco stock!
    Mar 23 02:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Investing: An Introduction To Creating Wealth [View article]
    I think you mean Glen Frey not Frye and Iggy Pop is not dead!
    Mar 23 02:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Total Return Is Not All That Matters In The Accumulation Phase [View article]
    TakeFive,

    I'm not sure what you mean about rebalancing but I do try to ensure that individual stocks within my DGI portfolio stay within a certain weight percentage. I equal weight by income. I'd like to say I'm beating the TR of the 3 scenarios I mentioned earlier but I don't have a 10 year time frame yet. I only initiated my DGI portfolio in mid 2008 after releasing my advisor to go DIY. My annual returns have averaged 13.2% since then. If I include the 4 "crappy return" years I had prior-DIY my average annual return drops to 7.95%. That's still not too bad but I feel I could have done better.
    Mar 22 10:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Selecting Stocks For My Second Quarter Watch List [View article]
    Bob,

    Thanks for your article.

    While I normally like your selections I personally wouldn't consider TAL, SDRL & MHLD for core holdings for the following reasons:

    TAL - They cut their dividend in 2009 from $1.6125 to $0.04 which is a -97.52% drop in DGR. I'm also not crazy about their -30.99% TR in 2008.

    SDRL - I don't like their -61.99% TR in 2008. This is almost twice the drop of the S&P500 that year. They also have very high debt & extremely high beta. I prefer ESV in the driller space but wouldn't consider anymore than a half weight position.

    MHLD - They've only been around since May 6, 2008 so it's not known how they would have faired through the whole recession. That said, their TR that shortened year was -67.70%. That makes me uneasy about considering them.
    Mar 22 10:35 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Total Return Is Not All That Matters In The Accumulation Phase [View article]
    "Warren Buffet suggested in his recent letter, retirees should simply hold 90% S&P 500 and 10% bonds"

    WB's suggestion of a 90% SPY 10% TLT mix would have returned an average of 7.2% in the last ten years. Not bad compared to a globally diversified index (MPT-like) portfolio which would have averaged close to 5% over the same period. Of course, BRK.B beat both these with an annual 7.4% return. I think I'll stick with my dividend growth portfolio so I don't have to sell anything for income in retirement, unlike any of the above.
    Mar 21 07:03 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Total Return Is Not All That Matters In The Accumulation Phase [View article]
    Eddie,

    Excellent article...thank you!
    Mar 21 12:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Total Return Is Not All That Matters In The Accumulation Phase [View article]
    Dale,

    Why would you advocate going for total return in the accumulation phase when you yourself are in this phase with a conservative 50% equity 50% bond portfolio? This isn't practicing what you're preaching.
    Mar 21 12:39 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Investing: An Introduction To Creating Wealth [View article]
    Wow, I can't believe someone would actually nitpick and count words in your fine article David. Thinking back to that annoying character "Jimmy" in the Seinfeld series I would like thank you for not referring to yourself in the third person for those 51 instances.
    Mar 19 11:51 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Rich And Retired? Why Buying Dividend Growth Stocks Might Not Be Your Best Move [View article]
    There are no taxes on winnings in Canada but our outdoor pool season is very short. Can't win everything...lol
    Mar 19 02:51 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How You Can Invest Like Warren Buffett [View article]
    advisor4,

    "the s p 500 is up 66.6% since aug 26 2011"

    And it was down -37% in 2008. What was in your wallet then?
    Mar 18 03:47 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Rich And Retired? Please Buy Dividend Stocks [View article]
    rmccally,

    In L.A. Bob's comment he stated Chipotle stock is selling for 7.5 times what P&G is selling for. The stock prices he mentions are $584.83 for CMG & around $77 for PG. I have shown you the P/E's for these companies. It is plainly obvious he is referring to the dollar differentials rather than the P/E differentials that you claim.

    One can not evaluate the worth of a company by it's dollar price. There are many reasons why companies are priced the way they are. One of them is stock splits. If CMG employed them their dollar price would be much lower than it is. PG does split occasionally. If they had not incorporated splits their dollar price would be much higher.

    I don't know if L.A. Bob understands the insignificance of the dollar price difference between PG - CMG. Perhaps he does and he's just not conveying this in his comment. His rant seemed ignorant to me. I apologize if there is any misunderstanding here. I really didn't want to comment in the first place!
    Mar 18 03:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Rich And Retired? Please Buy Dividend Stocks [View article]
    Adam,

    Excellent article...I echo your views on dividends in retirement!
    Mar 17 12:38 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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