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  • Dividend Champions For September 2014 [View article]
    I am looking for at least 15 indicators out of the thirty fundamental indicators, to move on to a watch list with those having more than 20 indicators matching the fundamental criteria triggering perhaps a buying potential.
    Aug 31, 2014. 12:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Champions For September 2014 [View article]
    David,
    Thank you for this data base.

    I review it each month. I don't know if I am using it correctly but I screen looking for stocks with at least a ten percent value below the 52 week high and look for a dividend above 4%. I have a set of about 30 fundamental indicators(free cash flow, P/E, Price Book, Pay out ratio and etc.) that I apply and score using a spread sheet I create in a Morningstar Portfolio. I look for a set of indicators above 15 for the group. Am I on the right track here?
    Thanks Smokey 1948
    Aug 31, 2014. 09:13 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Champions For June 2014 [View article]
    I appreciate the information. I save it monthly and then pick it all month long turning up information to help in my decision making.
    Jun 1, 2014. 10:18 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Time To Sell Enterprise Products [View article]
    EPD is carefully paying down debt on all investments and with their pipe lines coming on line in less than a year, capacity to move energy is going to increase significantly. They are gonna have cash in 2015-16 which will step up the distribution. I have over 1200 shares all purchased at or below $30/share. They are going to reopen the liquified natural gas distribution center, I think its in Cushing Texas and build a second dock to increase world wide distribution. This appears to me to be a solid vision of what revenue is going to do in the near term.

    I don't think now is the time to sale but I am sloughing off my KMI.
    May 25, 2014. 04:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • As Production Resumes At Its East Dubuque Facility, Here's Why I'm Long Rentech Partners [View article]
    Here is a caution I see here. The rules on storage/ inventory/ sales of Nitrogen based fertilizers are going to change significantly for US companies. What is that going to mean to companies like RNF but also TNH which has also experienced significant drops in stock prices? I see big potential but I am weighing the risk.
    Jan 8, 2014. 08:20 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • It's Easy To Earn A 7½% Annual Return From A Quality MLP [View article]
    I still see problems with how the XL Pipeline is being presented (really bad press in Texas), then maybe we (USA) are producing enough cheaper oil from a cost basis that Canadian Sands Oil may not be profitable. And they seem to have considerable environmental and management problems with their pipelines and refineries and oil production.

    There are more profitable American MLPs that are better buys and have more strong fundamentals than our Canadian cousin.
    Nov 21, 2013. 09:10 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Calculate The Intrinsic Value Of Your Common Stocks: Part 1 [View article]
    Chuck,
    I am currently using a Fundamental Reference Sheet made up of fourteen criteria I use to study the fundamentals of companies as I assess my view of the companies success as a potential investment (EPS, P/E, PEG Ratio and so-forth). They do give me a good picture of the business as far as data from Morningstar can be accurate.

    Exactly how does the F.A.S.T. Graphs work and how do you learn about them? I am always interested in learning more.
    Garland
    Sep 21, 2013. 01:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Champions For September 2013 [View article]
    Thank you so much, this is valuable information.
    Sep 13, 2013. 11:42 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Champions For September 2013 [View article]
    Mr. Fish,
    Being new to this, how do I use the spread sheets you update for us to analyze and make selections to invest in? Do I sort the data in excel, move to a pivot table or is there something built in that I have missed?
    Thanks
    Garland
    Sep 13, 2013. 07:46 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Enterprise Products Partners: The Power Of DRIP [View article]
    Thank you for the websites.
    Sep 6, 2013. 11:01 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Enterprise Products Partners: The Power Of DRIP [View article]
    Clayton, where can I find out more information about this investment strategy for DRIP. I have an account with Scott Trade that I manage myself. I hold several hundred shares of EPD and ETP.
    Sep 6, 2013. 09:15 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Big-cap bank bulls worried about a little too much love being shown for the hot sector may take comfort from an Atlantic cover and story entitled "What's Inside America's Banks?" It rehashes worries about the opaqueness of bank balance sheets and seems to draw quite a bit from a frustrated Bill Ackman who unloaded his Citigroup stake at a big loss right around the bottom last summer. [View news story]
    I'm still holding 150 shares of C.... Oh yea, that's right, the Citi board turned it into 15 shares a year or two ago. Now I have shares that I have 450/share tied up in. Hard for me to trust these guys.
    Jan 4, 2013. 01:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) is named a top dividend stock by Dividend Channel, which cites recent insider buying and an 8.25% yield. Bolstering ETP's case is a strong history of quarterly dividends and favorable long-term multi-year growth rates in key fundamental data points. [View news story]
    I've been buying this company in blocks as often as I can get cash together. It is a high yield distribution with an adequate margin of safety. Not outstanding, but safe enough that the returns on capital are well worth it. I have well over a thousand shares and will likely, at dividend accumulation time, re-invest in this MLP. Its addition of Sunoco Logistics Partners will have big dividends with the refinery capacity and key work elements Sunoco can achieve.
    Dec 20, 2012. 12:07 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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