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  • Let's Start From The Beginning [View instapost]
    chowder...if I remember correctly David looked at the split of COP and PSX and viewed the 66 cents as an increase for COP.
    Apr 9, 2013. 08:59 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Linn Energy - A Stock To Buy With REIT Dividends [View article]

    Great article as well as very good comments.
    As you may remember I have held LINE for a few years in my IRA and self-managed 401k. I trimmed some LINE to move into LNCO but it hasn't hit my price because of the LNCO premium.
    For those years I have fortunately never had any problems with the taxes on any of the MLPs I hold in my IRA.
    I did read lately that the UBTI tax problem really begins as the stock heads to zero cost basis. LINE is still a ways away from zero. So I'm switching to LNCO before being forced to pull RMD money from a MLP approaching zero.
    Why hassle with the additional paperwork?

    All the best,
    Apr 8, 2013. 09:11 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Second-Best Diversified Portfolio For Dividend Investors [View article]

    I appreciate the article. I look for ideas of stocks and STM caught my eye. I will have to look at it further.
    I believe a few folks would say this portfolio isn't 2nd best.
    Long: BCE, MO, RTN.

    All the best,
    Apr 5, 2013. 06:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Texas Hold 'Em Tournaments And Value Investing [View article]
    Baaa-Ziinnggg...Must be the Lay's Potato Chips :)
    Apr 3, 2013. 11:50 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 6 Reasons The Market Is Going Much Higher [View article]

    I enjoyed your article.
    My view is similar and have held that view when we went through the last recession. We are showing a lot of signs that could allow this country to really grow.
    Thanks for the mention of UPS. It is the company I retired from last year so I not only fit your baby boomer scenario I also own one of the two stocks in your article.
    I hold UPS shares as I would any other stock although I could never let go of my initial shares which have a cost basis of a few dollars. They remind me of where I started. Sort of like that first dollar you frame.
    Thanks for your perspective.

    All the best,
    Apr 3, 2013. 03:23 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Bear Of The Day: Rentech Nitrogen [View article]
    Jon...maybe my ying/yang will work out after all....jdhd :)
    Apr 2, 2013. 09:35 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Annaly Capital: This Positive News Could Mean A Dividend Hike [View article]
    RS...Great article on NLY. I always have respected your knowledge and experience on NLY. When you said get out I did even though it was hard to do so, but it was the right move. The result was a good profit. As always appreciate your diligence on this stock and although I wasn't going to look back maybe it is time to do so.

    All the best,
    Apr 2, 2013. 06:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Investing: Myths 11-15 [View article]
    Well said Bern...I mean David..i mean...humm...well said!
    Mar 31, 2013. 07:44 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Investing: Myths 11-15 [View article]
    RAS....the business term for that is a "fetish - or taking a dip in the Yellow River".
    Mar 29, 2013. 07:10 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Investing: Myths 11-15 [View article]
    When my company downsized they had a slogan, "Doing more with less!"
    Mar 28, 2013. 10:04 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Investing: Myths 11-15 [View article]
    DVK...I'm thick, not sensitive and Gibbs is a cool character, very cool. He digs until he unearths the answer. Just don't get caught in the same interrogation room with him..haha :)

    Glad you feel better,
    Mar 28, 2013. 05:29 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Investing: Myths 11-15 [View article]

    Is it just sensitive me or that I have NCIS playing in the background but I have to swear I'm sensing a bit of the Gibbs' USMC bulldog in you on this article..haha!

    Mar 28, 2013. 01:43 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Investing: Myths 11-15 [View article]
    RS...You are free to disagree as you have told many who have disagreed with you.

    For me, to have my daughter decide to buy INTC is to take on risk. If I remember correctly you even said at this price it was starting to look interesting.
    I have reviewed your portfolio for young investors. I understand the perspective and as you admit it is for some to be more aggressive. Each to his own and live and let live and there is no right or wrong answer because it is unique to the individual....whatever works because there are a ton of strategies out there.

    If you reread my reply you will understand that the emphasis is on the MISTAKES..not risk. You were telling your son to change his job because it was a MISTAKE and I'm glad he is successful. There was the risk of changing the job but the bigger mistake was that he wasn't happy. That is intrinsic in its value to find one's niche.

    We have risk driving to the market let alone being in the market. You are reducing risk like many of the authors by offering your experiences and knowledge of the market. The bottom line is that most authors hope their readers don't make some of the "mistakes" that they have already learned from.

    Let me quote it again, "You have time on your side, you can afford to make (mistakes)." ~ Dumbest crap I ever heard!

    All the best,
    Mar 28, 2013. 12:28 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Investing: Myths 11-15 [View article]

    I really enjoyed the article as it was filled with good solid, common sense points that can be passed on to the young pups and even an old dog like myself.

    Myth #14 hits home because I work with my daughter on her IRA.
    I was over at her house the other day and she was upset about her tax return. I asked if she had to pay taxes and she said, "Dad, I wish that was the case. I had a refund of $4000.00."
    I asked her, "Why is that so bad?"...just to hear her response.
    She gave me the eyebrow raise and said, "I hate giving interest free money to the government for over a year. I could have had that 4 grand invested. I need to add more dependents"
    That made me smile....So she was listening...haha!

    My girl doesn't want to make mistakes. She decided to buy a couple hundred shares of INTC and pay off her credit card.
    Throughout our time together she never made mention of taking on more risk for more gain. She wants a good company that will give her the dividend growth and the dividends to increase her portfolio over the coming years.

    Whoever said that quote didn't have children. Imagine looking your kid in the eye and saying,"You have time on your side, you can afford to make mistakes."
    As you stated, REALLY!

    All the best,
    Mar 28, 2013. 10:04 AM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Which Of The 9 Best-Yielding Telecom Services Companies Is Most Attractive To Dividend Investors? [View article]

    Not looking to argue but what numbers or information do you base your statement on that there are only two survivors in Telecom?

    All the best,
    Mar 28, 2013. 02:48 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment