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  • An ETF Solution For The Dividend Growth Investor [View article]
    ETFs are nice and relatively easy to research and pick, but the problem I have with ETFs is that the dividend policy isn't very clear. Take SDY for example, it focuses on companies that grow their dividends in time, but the ETF itself doesn't increase it's dividend every is kinda unstable. One year you get more dividend than another year, while the companies in the ETF increased their dividends.

    I currently own SDY and I'm looking to buy IDV, but the price has to come down.
    Jun 16 02:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Dividend Investing The Perfect Strategy For Any Age Group? [View article]
    I'm 22, I have a bachelors degree in Computer Science, I have a full-time job as a website developer and I have absolutely no debt. I'm currently in the process of learning Dividend Growth Investing. My DGI portfolio is worth $18.000 at this moment.

    Besides my DGI portfolio I have $2000 as 'play money' for quick wins and for learning stock investing/picking. Some may argue that I'm taking much risk with my money, but in case it goes horribly wrong I just lose $2000 and I can live with that. So far I'm liking both DGI and being 'young and restless'.

    I think both types of investing can coexist while your young :).
    Apr 1 03:09 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel Will Hit A Share Price Of $36 By 2016 [View article]
    I really would like to own Intel in my DGI portfolio because their fundamentals are great, but as a Software Engineer I am worried for Intel in the future. Intel tries to get in the mobile market with their Intel Atom processors, but that can't catch a break comparing to Qualcomm S4 processors and Qualcomm's future line-up. The desktop and notebook market is collapsing.

    Another 'problem' with Intel is that their current desktop processors (i3, i5, i7) are so good, that customers don't need to replace them very often. A Core i7 released in 2010 is still enough for most consumers. The new generation (Haswell) is great, but do consumers really need this new chip? The 'old' Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge are still fast enough and do they need to be replaced in about 2-3 years? I don't think so.

    With the new game consoles around the corner (PlayStation 4, Xbox 3) some traditionally PC-gamers will not upgrade their PC and instead switch to a next-generation game console (both powered by AMD).

    so I really like Intel as a company and their fundamentals are great at this moment, but I'm afraid they can't keep it this way.
    Apr 1 07:09 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Patience When Investing Gets You The Big Candy Bar [View article]
    Great article! I know exactly how you feel. After I have done my research on a specific company and I decide it is a great company, I usually want to go out and buy the shares immediately. I'm trying to be patient to wait for the stock price to drop, but sometimes this takes months and than I feel bad for missing income (in the form of dividend being paid).

    Being patient is difficult, but recovering from a loss on a stock because you bought it too soon is more difficult.

    * sorry for my English, I'm not living in the US or UK.
    Jan 14 03:56 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment