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  • 10 Stocks for Retirement [View article]
    CLX in a dip today. RE-evaluate.
    May 3 02:19 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dave Ramsey's Optimistic Investing Advice: Irresponsible or Motivating? [View article]
    Dave should stick to what he does best... planning on how to get out and stay out of unnecessary debt. If you want investing advice, he's not the man...
    Apr 13 10:09 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Stock Dividends: Underrated Component of Investment Return [View article]
    Joe makes an important point: Taxes DO matter. Tax policy on regular income, dividends, and capital gains can change not only investor behavior, but corporate behavior as well.
    Individually, why should I take income from a portfolio where dividends are taxed as regular income (coming out of an IRA) when they are taxed much less from non-tax advantaged accounts? It does make a difference!
    Mar 31 03:14 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Target Retirement Date Lifecycle Funds: Ignorance Is Never Bliss [View article]
    The wide divergence of asset distribution on any particular target year is particularly disturbing. It would indicate that not very much thought has been put into some of the allocations. It seems that in some, providing an outlet for loser mutual funds of the same family is the priority. Having bond funds in the allocations is also disturbing. Bond funds do strange things in changing interest environments. I'm still from Missouri on these animals.
    Jan 12 08:18 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Retired Investors: Is It Time To Consider A New Investment Strategy? [View article]
    Thanks, Bob for an excellent article. It helps fill the void of articles for people IN retirement, rather than just planning for retirement.
    Jun 30 03:38 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Yields Are Low, Get Over It [View article]
    This was not up to your usual standards.
    Apr 4 08:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • In Search Of Canadian Dividends: Part II [View article]
    I bailed out of Canada when EWC went south last year. Thanks for renewing my interest. The chart on XEI looks much better. Thanks for your chart on individual companies. I would hope that someone could do something on the order of what boomboom99 is suggesting as I find the research on Canada stocks daunting and need some help in that regard.
    Mar 12 01:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why You Should Hold These Troubled Blue-Chip Stocks [View article]
    David Fish's is also 22.8 in November. This just shows how careful one must be in coming to conclusions with something as simple as P/E ratio. In any case a little rich for me.
    Dec 17 11:44 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Best Retirement Investing 'Mistake' [View article]
    I always thought that there was a fallacy in the argument about KO. You have stated it well.
    Sep 8 09:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • One Pro's Take On Asset Allocation [View article]
    Someone who is presenting an asset allocation to the tenth of a percent has been smoking something, and it is not camels. Run, don't walk from this guy. I realize, Roger that is not the point, but just looking at numbers sometimes reveals more than it may seem.
    Sep 4 09:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • New Label For An Old Concept? [View article]
    This makes more sense than the yammering on YOC. Thanks, Larry
    Jun 19 08:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend ETFs: How To Select A Winner [View article]
    Have these funds shown dividend growth over the years? If I bought these 5 or 8 years ago, would I be getting more income now than when I bought them? We can look for dividend growth with stocks, but how about the ETFs?
    Apr 25 05:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Solid 9% Yielder For Income Investors [View article]
    Any ETFs that give major exposure to the BDCs?
    Mar 8 07:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Avoid Companies Buying Their Own Stocks [View article]
    I am conflicted on this issue.. As above, many companies use buy-backs for the wrong reasons and those generally are detrimental to shareholders. Additionally, some companies simply run out of good ideas and rather than build cash (very obvious) they buy back shares as a way of "doing something, anything" rather than give dividends which may be suspect in coming quarters. Some studies recently showed that companies that buy back shares show increased capital gains over the S&P 500 index. (PKW) is a recent index ETF that illustrates this in a very short run. I guess you have to dig deep on the motives for buy-backs to really evaluate each one.
    I am long PKW
    Jan 29 03:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pfizer Hitting On All Cylinders: Beats Earnings, Raises Guidance, Provides 4% Yield [View article]
    It seem like forever that Pfizer is recommended by someone or another. Yet look what has happened. "Pfizer is selling near the bottom of its five year valuation range based on P/B, P/E, P/S and P/CF" and it has gone nowhere in 5 years. The 4% yield may be all that is holding it up now. Watch out.
    Nov 3 04:38 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment