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  • Hope Is Not A Strategy, Before Investing Have A Precise Calculation Of Return In Mind [View article]
    Another incredible article, I learn so much from you! Now off to utilize newly learned FastGraph skills!
    Apr 30, 2015. 09:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Accounting For And Analyzing Dividends Received: One Income Investor's Method [View article]
    Bruce, I keep a similar spreadsheet to account for my dividends, although it is not as detailed as yours. You have given me some great ideas for improving my spreadsheets. Thanks for the article!
    Apr 29, 2015. 11:09 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Champions: 14 Increases Expected By The End Of June [View article]
    Mike, just announced - 3% increase. Not so good....
    Apr 17, 2015. 04:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Millennial Market Philosophy [View instapost]
    Thanks for the response. I think I started my position shortly after you - thanks to your article - and have been dripping, too. I have kicked myself many times for not buying more, because the stock never seems to dip much. This year's 10.7% divvie increase was real nice, too. I appreciate your input, and the link. I'm probably going to add a little...
    Mar 22, 2015. 04:35 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Millennial Market Philosophy [View instapost]
    Hi Norm,
    Interesting read. As a Boomer, I certainly agree that spending for health care can only go up exponentially. Vis a vis RTN, it has been a fabulous performer over the last few years, and will probably continue to benefit from the current issues in Europe and the Mideast. Would you add to your position even at the current valuation? Thanks. Marilyn
    Mar 22, 2015. 01:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Buh-Bye Wal-Mart, Hello Emerson Electric, Qualcomm And AbbVie [View article]
    Thanks, Mike and Dave. I started a position in EMR last week, too, and it's reassuring that my thinking was in line with the DGI gurus.
    Mar 12, 2015. 10:23 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Just How Risky Is Dividend Growth Investing? [View article]
    Adam, very well done. I particularly like your checklist of signs of business decline, a good reference for periodic DGI portfolio monitoring.
    Mar 8, 2015. 12:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Clorox Is Just Another Dividend Stock In A Bubble [View article]
    I've owned CLX for six years, and it is a wonderfully consistent, boring income stock, that I don't have to think about very much.
    Feb 10, 2015. 12:31 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Dividend Growth Investing Mindset [View article]
    Good one, Chowder! I read so many articles in SA which are full of spreadsheets and financial analysis which, frankly, I don't understand. But this is pure common sense, and it almost seems too easy. Today I got a 7.9% "raise" from Dominion Resources that will help pay for the 5% increase that I just got on my electricity. I like to think of the increases in terms of monthly budget items. I don't really care about the market gyrations. Thanks for all your articles, you are my investment guru!
    Feb 9, 2015. 05:22 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Portfolio Business Plan - 2015 [View article]
    Bob, thanks for so generously sharing your plan and methodology. Great ideas to borrow. I think it is entirely possible to develop a buy and hold portfolio that can last ten years or more. My 92 year old mother has been living off dividends from a small portfolio of utility stocks that my father put together before he died twenty years ago. Not all have performed consistently but it has been more than adequate to meet her income needs.
    Feb 5, 2015. 12:58 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The DGI 'Factual 48' Versus 'The Favored 44' [View article]
    Thanks for all the work you put into this interesting article. Like you, I often look to my favorite SA contributors for ideas, and I feel reassured when my selections are held by an author or commenter whom I respect. There are some great companies on your lists, the trick is getting the opportunity to buy at value. I've been looking at EMR this last week, but it's not quite there yet for me...
    Jan 31, 2015. 01:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Selling Guidelines For Self Directed Investors [View article]
    Thanks so much for this practical advice. And it's nice to know that everyone, including Chowder, makes mistakes! By sharing them, you help less experienced investors like me from learning the hard way.
    Jan 6, 2015. 04:28 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Raytheon Just Keeps Growing [View instapost]
    Hi Norm,
    Thanks to you, I started a position in RTN in 2011 and it has been a top performer. I always wanted to add more, but it got away from me. Time to take another look. Have a very happy and prosperous New Year!
    Dec 27, 2014. 05:15 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Dividend Growth Investor's Version Of 'A Christmas Carol' [View article]
    Chuck, I had the good fortune to find SA in 2009, when I started investing in stocks, and I have read every one of your articles. I didn't know much then, and I still have a lot to learn, but your articles and your Fast Graphs have helped me immeasurably. Have a very happy holiday season, and all the best in the New Year!
    Dec 19, 2014. 10:37 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • It's New! It's Nifty! It's The Dividend Growth 50! [View article]
    Mike, thanks for doing this, I will be following along eagerly. I own 20 of your picks, so I feel like I have a real interest in your results, which I sm sure are going to be excellent.
    Dec 18, 2014. 04:03 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment