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  • A Big Mea Culpa About Seadrill's Dividend [View article]
    Credibility does not come from being right all the time it comes from being able to honestly reflect and admit it when we are wrong. how refreshing to see a person in any line of work admit to a mistake. My Hats off to you.

    You are right to stick by your point about chasing yield and that is not a a point (so far as I am aware) anyone objected to. I was chasing yield a few years ago when I bought NCT at 30 something (speaking of mistakes) and had my *** handed to me in a different hat.
    Apr 9, 2012. 04:53 AM | 28 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • When Opportunity Knocks, It's Wise To Open The Door - Low Valuation Trumps Growth [View article]
    ...the market could tank at any time....

    you need to NEVER buy stocks if you think this is not true 100% of the time.
    Oct 24, 2014. 01:15 PM | 25 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Dow 17,000 Dangerously High? This Comprehensive Review May Surprise You! [View article]
    at one time...the dow was at an "all time high" of 3000...if you bought and held then...you would have been ok.

    it is not where it is...it is where it is going...I'm not saying its not going down...I'm saying being at an all time high is not a "tell tale" sign of anything.
    Jul 9, 2014. 02:17 PM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GE New LED Light Bulb Looks Like a Bright Idea [View article]
    dimable...that will be the market share for the homeowner...if you only have to buy one for your whole life you might pay $40...and if it is for the one place you can't put a CFL then you might spring for it...

    but at $40 the avg consumer is not (I predict) ready to buy 20 of these...
    Apr 23, 2010. 10:49 AM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 6 Dividend Stocks to Hold Forever [View article]
    There are 2 schools of thought on disclosure. But generally When a person comes SA and says "this stock is definitely going to make you money" (and that is a literal example by the way) and then does not own any I think he is a punk or a fool.

    But when a guy says here is the list of stocks you should be long to collect div's and then owns them ALL you can at the very least say he has his money where is mouth is.

    disclosure: long PM, MCD, PG, KO (but not WMT or CL....yet!)

    That article could also be titled "investing 101 to avoid risk"...and we all need to be reminded of that lesson repeatedly.
    May 4, 2011. 07:42 AM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Yield On Cost: A Vitally Important Consideration For Retired Investors [View article]
    "Does an investor NEVER trade?"

    No. But neither does an investor NEED to sell to get income if he follows Chucks advice.

    I'm not a fan of the phrase "narcissist purest"...but in the same vein I know EXACTLY where it comes from. It comes from people who see their as THE ONLY way. Chuck is replying to the torrent of "my way is the way" comments he has received (and is still receiving) over the years.
    Sep 4, 2014. 10:06 AM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Checking Stock Quotes Regularly Is A Waste Of Time [View article]
    Amen!

    It's like eating better and getting more exercise ....I know I need to...I just can't seem to DO it!
    Sep 15, 2014. 09:53 AM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Procter & Gamble: Overvalued, 24% Downside Based On Free Cash Flow? [View article]
    24% down side? I'm going to guess that my canned goods will be my most important capital asset if PG drops 24%.
    Oct 2, 2013. 02:33 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • When Opportunity Knocks, It's Wise To Open The Door - Low Valuation Trumps Growth [View article]
    "...facing fundamental challenges to their previous histories..."

    The issue for IBM is not change but the ability to change. IBM has (eventually) done that very well and would not exist today if it had not.
    Oct 24, 2014. 01:33 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Understanding Compounding: Berkshire's Not-So-Hidden Dividend Contrarian Secret [View article]
    the author implies (and I am assuming you but correct me if I am wrong) that the wisdom of the running of BRK (taking all profits and creating organic growth ... etc) can be extended to ALL companies and ALL situations.

    It can't.
    May 17, 2011. 01:57 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Yield On Cost: A Vitally Important Consideration For Retired Investors [View article]
    "Isn't it enough that an investor's portfolio has increased in value?"

    No. It is not enough.

    This is simple. If a person is going to retire with a portfolio that does not take buying/selling and/or day trading to collect income it is not enough.

    How much your "investment return" is on the money you put in your investment is only logical. YOC is an easy way to SEE it and THINK ABOUT it.
    Sep 4, 2014. 09:59 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Dow 17,000 Dangerously High? This Comprehensive Review May Surprise You! [View article]
    we agree sir...I do not have the audacity to disagree with you!
    Jul 9, 2014. 03:30 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Dividend Stocks Save You In A Bear Market? [View article]
    yes...which is why "I" would be more interested in a article that describes how you avoid owning a company that cuts its div in a down turn than has a price drop.

    Net worth is what you brag about at the country club. Income is how you afford to play golf 5 times a week.
    Jul 9, 2014. 02:07 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 20 Dividend Champions To Buy Today [View article]
    "Time in, not market timing is my credo"

    for any young investors out there (under 40) I would like to give an excellent example of what Chuck means here...

    I worked for IBM in the 1990's and drip fed into their stock purchase plan. I sold a large share of them to build a second home a couple years ago. Over 5 years I bought some shares for $9 and I bought some shares for $29.

    When I sold a large chunk of them for $192, I did not cry too hard over the shares I spent $29 on. Market timing made little difference. Time IN made a huge difference.
    Jun 11, 2014. 08:47 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Don't Be An Arrogant Dividend Growth Investor [View article]
    ... and at least one secretary ... :-)
    May 7, 2014. 10:05 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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