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  • Stocks Will Not Make You Rich [View article]

    Zeolotry is in the eye of the beholder.

    And some college students exhibit wisdom greatly exceeding that of many "seasoned" professionals well past their sell-by dates.

    That said, I enjoy Roger's articles.
    Aug 16 02:33 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • If You Believe In Dividend Investing, You Should Buy Cyclical Companies, Not Consumer Staples [View article]

    You must not have spent much time chatting with gold bugs, bogleheads or AAPL longs. I haven't seen any death threats in the DGI community yet.
    Jun 15 04:14 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Is Dividend Growth Investing Like Rental Property Investing? [View article]

    "So what do you say to someone at retirement age who has $100k and needs to put food on the table?"

    I'd say, Keep on working, son!

    "What do you say to someone whose portfolio is underwater so bad - after all, they listened to their investment advisor, they are still underwater today? "

    I'd say, Keep on working, son! And fire that RIA.
    Mar 19 01:47 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Are Dividend Stocks A Substitute For Bonds? [View article]

    Aha, for someone having such an open mind, you sure seem quick to put down and dismiss others. You also greatly underestimate both the intelligence, education, (and the investing success) of a lot of people around here, but that's just one more example of your open mind.

    I wish you luck.
    Jan 13 05:53 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Are Dividend Stocks A Substitute For Bonds? [View article]

    True, stocks have different risk profiles than bonds, but what's a "risk-free" bond?
    Jan 13 02:44 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Herbalife: Collateral Damage [View article]
    Up 25% today? Ouch if you're short.
    Jul 22 06:16 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Putting Companies On 'Dividend Growth Probation' [View article]

    "I too am guilty and like you I will try to stop doing so. "

    It's difficult indeed. Maybe we should form a Starve the Trolls support group?
    Jun 13 07:46 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Current Review Of Dividend Safety Superstars - Part Two [View article]

    "a bunch of self taught investors most of who began "managing their portfolios" in the last few years have found investing nirvana."

    Plus a bunch of long-time investors who've been managing their portfolios for several decades. How long have you been at it?
    Jun 13 09:39 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My KISS Dividend Portfolio: 1st Quarter 2014 Update [View article]

    "And Cranky or anyone else can try to show something that will work better, but it won't be shown in real time. It will be could'a, would'a."

    I'm all set.

    I have a backtested portfolio ready in case time ever runs backwards.
    Apr 15 06:48 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • I Love My 'Magic Pants' And My Partners Wear Them Proudly [View article]

    "What do you suppose motivates someone (anyone) to repeatedly post articles in an area of SA called "Dividends and Income" blasting dividends as an investment goal?"

    I see delicious irony in passive investment articles posted on a site called "Seeking Alpha".

    I do agree, such articles would seem to be more aprropriately listed under the "portfolio strategy" and/or "ETF" sections. There isn't much commenting activity over there however, and like Willie Sutton supposedly said, he robs banks because that's where the money is.

    But speaking as a non-author, I'm wondering who tags each specific article, the author or the editors?
    Mar 19 03:24 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stocks Are Two-Faced, And One Is A Pathological Liar [View article]

    " see you cant get my point obviously folk here are "seeking alpha' through stock picking and think they find it consistently. Congrats if you have, the odds are against you"

    The "odds" are against anyone approaching retirement age and having more than $25k in assets. The number of retirees living on nothing more than social security is huge. DO such great odds mean we shouldn't save for retirement as well?

    I personally find time to manage my stock portfolio AND do all the things I want to do in retirement. I have no debt. I have no worries. I spend more on travel and entertainment expenses than anyone I know.

    What puzzles me about your mindset is: why do people with no desire to utilize individual stocks come to a stock-picking website and try to convince those of us who do prefer individual stocks that we're doing something wrong. unprofitable, time-consuming, or (insert your favorite anti-stock phrase here, we've heard them all)??
    Mar 8 10:49 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Dividends Matter, Part 2 [View article]

    I spent some of my dividends and bought some popcorn...

    "If you sell shares to generate income, your percentage ownership in the company falls over time. This is patently true, but seems to get missed."

    And if it doesn't get missed, it gets dismissed as being "irrelevant". I'm not sure how ownership can be considered irrelevant. Whatever are they teaching in finance these days?
    Jan 7 01:04 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Misguided Interest In Dividend Paying Stocks [View article]

    Larry relies on academic papers. My retirement relies on actual results.
    Dec 17 10:50 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cisco Was A Friend Of Mine [View article]
    Despite billions spent on buybacks, a grudgingly instituted dividend AND a 4 1/2 year bull market that's propelled the S&P to all time highs, CSCO lies 40-some percent off the 2007 highs.

    Chambers is a disaster. Electing a dead 1950's TV star as CEO would only be an improvement.
    Nov 14 02:15 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Blue-Chip Investing And The Back End Of Compounding [View article]

    "You can invest using any strategy you like and get the same benefits .... then change to a dividend strategy in retirement. "

    Easier said than done. A change in strategy requires change in mindset, and in many cases, different skillsets. When you change horses in midstream, you usually get wet.
    Nov 8 08:42 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment