I am a dividend growth/high yield investor, 10 years. Longs include epd, kmp, mmp, paa, sxl in the MLP sector, HCN, HCP, NHI, O, & OHI in REITS. T, TU, RCI, & VZ in telcom, MO,BTI, LO, PM, RAI, & VGR in tobacco. UTES include DUK, SO, UNS, VVC, I focus on David Fish's CCC list. I usually require a yield of 4% or better, and a DG rate of 4-5% or more (with some exceptions). I will probably retire in 5-10 years. Current revised portfolio yields 5.48% with a 6.06% dividend growth rate. I triangulate my buys/sells from what I read including Josh Peters Morningstar Dividend Investor, Morning Star Stock Investor, DIY Do it Yourself/Parsimony Research, Personal Finance, Standard & Poor's Total Return Portfolio, Roger Conrad's Utility Forecaster, High Yield Investor, Value Line (Dividend Portfolio, Dividend Growth List), Zack's Focus List and Hulbert's Financial Digest, I also follow 9 amateur portfolios including Knapp, Paul, D4LIFE, Wells, Johnson, & Goodrich on seeking alpha/web. Am a college professor with DG investing as a major hobby.