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  • Retirement Strategy: Doing Nothing Is A Strategy For Dividend Income Investors [View article]
    E Nuff Sed- the last time I checked VIG, it was paying less div % than the S&P500! 2.x%- that's too low for my retirement port.
    Apr 19 09:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: Doing Nothing Is A Strategy For Dividend Income Investors [View article]
    The best part of DGI is when you "do nothing", then check your statement at the end of the month and see your income went up! weeeeee! Try doing that with an Index fund.
    Apr 19 08:42 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: Doing Nothing Is A Strategy For Dividend Income Investors [View article]
    Nice article, RS.
    The best world is buying these div stalwarts at their yearly low. Another method, other than picking the mid-point, is to look at the div yield- after all. that's the prime directive. This is basically the inverse of price. I look for a div that is above the historical average for that stock. That way if the price drops, you are getting more div yield reinvesting than you were happy with for that particular stock.
    Often times when a good div yield hits, that is near the bottom in price.
    Apr 18 08:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Healthcare REITs Should Continue To Outperform In 2014 [View article]
    HCP is the safest Healthcare REIT out there- 25+ years of increasing divs- a Champion. By low, reap divs..
    Apr 11 04:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • McDonald's Shareholders: We Got A Few More Years Of Low Growth Ahead [View article]
    I bought the div at 3.5%, and consider that just about bullet proof. I can accept slower growth, as long as the div keeps increasing- even by small %.
    Mar 27 06:51 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Johnson Controls: Back To Consistency? [View article]
    This is one of the first stocks I started DRPing in the 80's. Unfortunately, I stopped, because believe it or not it has outperformed Buffet's BRK.A, and beat the snot out of the S&P500, not counting dividends! IMO this company has the best long-tenured management in their business- maybe any business. I bought a little when it got down to under $10 during the Great Recession, but should have had more faith in this company that has done it right since the late 1800's.
    I have bought up since then, and had a CC called, mostly because it was becoming too large a % of the IRA. The rest I'm holding- for me it's a great growth with less income part of a DGI port.
    Mar 27 06:25 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Bull Case For BP Continues [View article]
    BP is still a large part of my IRA, I've owned and held it through the oil spill- however I recently sold some and bought CVX, for more diversity. I now own BP, COP, and CVX. I still think BP will outperform them in total return, long term.
    Mar 24 09:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • UGI Corp: Fundamental Stock Research Analysis [View article]
    I have a feeling there's a good chance of a split in UGI shares sometime this Spring. Why?
    The last split was almost nine yrs. ago, and both splits (2003, 2005), occured when the price was in the 40's, and in the spring.
    It feels like the right time...
    Mar 17 05:38 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stocks Are Two-Faced, And One Is A Pathological Liar [View article]
    "Let's say that you could buy a portfolio of all these stocks with the idea that over the long term with such a large number of these stocks, the likelihood of doing much worse than the total market is very small and the likelihood of doing a little better is high and collect a dividend of around 2% too."

    2% will not do it for me- it's not enough to fund my retirement.
    Mar 7 08:32 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More big deals ahead for Buffett? [View news story]
    $UGI, although it might be too small for him..
    Mar 2 09:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Exelon: 'Keep On Walkin,' Don't Look Back' [View article]
    BermudaHigh- well yes, you could say that. But I'd rather look back than keep walkin with EXC shares.
    Mar 2 09:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Exelon: 'Keep On Walkin,' Don't Look Back' [View article]
    Nobody buys utilities for capital appreciation. They buy for a safe, hopefully increasing dividend. EXC violated the prime directive for owning a ute- they cut the dividend!
    Why would anyone want to own this bloated patchwork of companies with bad synergies, with the worst regulatory environment? The only reason I can imagine is that it's dropped so far, youre in bargain basement territory- yeah, how often that thinking fails..
    Or you've owned it so long and you don't want to take a loss or are trying to recoop. There are so many other great utilities recently that could be bought at a good discount. I traded out and won't look back.
    Mar 2 08:26 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Johnson Controls: Investors Can Take Advantage Of Upcoming Growth [View article]
    jcialumna- congratulations, you outperformed Warren Buffett and Berksire Hathaway!
    Feb 25 09:06 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Dividends Are Irrelevant [View article]
    "Dividend paying stocks tend to outperform non-dividend paying stocks over time".

    That's why dividends are relevant... Case solved!
    Feb 25 07:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dumb Investment Of The Week: Dividend Funds That Aren't [View article]
    I compared VIG, VYM, and S&P500 long term, to the newest fund (late 2007).
    Vig outperformed the S&P, by 6-7%. VYM underperformed them both.
    If you want much higher total return from a divesified "fund", why not just go with BRK.B?
    If you want more div yield than Vym 2.96%, why not just get a diversified basket of lower beta blue-chip stocks with a much better dividend yield?
    Feb 24 05:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment