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  • Reinvesting Dividends Turbo-Charges Total Returns And Helps Protect Against Market Panic [View article]
    "what are the benefits of having written an Editor's Pick article? "

    Good question. I think the author gets a key to the editorial staff's virtual washroom...
    Nov 11, 2014. 05:40 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: It Is A Correction, Not A Crash [View article]
    "the Stock Market has reached all-time high after all-time on a Democratic President's watch."

    Sounds good, but Presidents don't have much impact on stock market performance.
    Oct 10, 2014. 05:17 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Look At These Juicy Yields - Are They Really Appropriate For Your Retirement Portfolios? [View article]

    "And, my YOC on VGR is 30.3%, which is a very useful metric to me! "

    Stirring the pot, eh?

    good job.
    Sep 10, 2014. 04:25 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T And Consolidated Edison A 'Tell' Of 2 Champions: Part 3 [View article]
    "You've never been asked for your account values when applying for a loan or mortgage?"


    When I refinanced, all they asked about was my YOC.
    Sep 1, 2014. 09:05 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The FBI, Churchill, Matryoshka, Chinese Boxes And Turducken [View article]
    "So I guess it is safe to assume that the FBI story started off with something as simple as. "The FBI may be investigating Herblaife next." And has mushroomed to "we are told the FBI is investigating Herblaife.""

    Or "I heard it from a friend of a friend who knows some guy..."
    Aug 29, 2014. 03:15 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Herbalife: Collateral Damage [View article]
    Up 25% today? Ouch if you're short.
    Jul 22, 2014. 06:16 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • You Are Responsible For Your Investing Decisions [View article]

    "The comments keep coming that some people have less privilege than others, are dealt worse hands than others, and so on."

    Yes, it's interesting how the commenters vary between optimistic and pessimistic philosophies. Some want to control their destiny, while others fear the possibility of being successful.

    I can't control what cards are dealt to others, all I can do is play my hand to the best of my ability.
    Jul 3, 2014. 05:21 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2013. 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, 2013. 02:15 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment