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  • Realty Income: When To Buy In A Rising Interest Rate Environment [View article]
    He did...copied and pasted from article:

    However, if interest rates increase over the next 20 years, it is likely that Realty Income will provide good total returns, but will not repeat the extraordinary14.9 times initial investment it delivered over the last 20 years.

    I don't have 'O'...but it's on my short list when the opportunity presents itself. Bought GSK today...1st healthcare sector stock.
    Aug 6 03:16 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • McDonald's Vs. Chevron: All Dividend Yields Are Not Created Equal [View article]
    Can't really agree. Share price means very little to me. It's just about the dividend, and reliability thereof. Steady stream of reliable, ever increasing income...that's what I'm in it for. Share price could stay flat, go up, go down...unless the Company's survival, or my dividend, are in danger...the share price means next to nothing. Speaking only for myself.
    Aug 6 08:42 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Passive DGI Portfolio: Portfolio Update [View article]
    Same as wigit5...wish you good luck. In my portfolio of 20 holdings began in 2010 I have 7 in common with you, 2 I'll be acquiring very soon (before the end of October)...and 4 that I have been watching for a good entry point (I do hate to spite of the "value premium" often referred to by the very insightful Chuck Carnevalle here in SA). Bunch of bright people chatting here...others maybe not so...but it's a bit fun, and we all have a common goal in mind more or less...pooled / shared knowledge is a win-win. With so many portfolio similarities, it seems I will sink, or swim, with it or not. Best of luck then to both of us.
    Aug 4 04:07 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A Frothy Market Has Nothing To Do With Investing In Individual Stocks [View article]
    Though the share price of most of my individual holdings (not all) dropped on the day, and the little number on my TD Ameritrade screen is red, I don't feel like I've lost anything. I have no intention of selling the shares I own, and every intention of passing those dividend paying stocks on to my heirs.

    For now, I continue to DRIP those dividends, and a pullback in share price is a welcome respite for an investor such as myself, as it's difficult to buy into a rising market and so much simpler to buy into a falling one. I have cash to deploy, and though I've still found a few bargains recently I'm looking forward to several more items of interest "going on sale" if that's the way the market goes.

    Chuck could not be more correct. The market at large has nothing to do with the profitability of my core holdings, as individual companies, like KO, PG, DE, MCD, etc. Thanks again Mr. C....
    Aug 1 02:45 AM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Are U.S. Stocks Overpriced? Using Earnings Adjusted Historic Trading Ranges As A Valuation Method [View article]
    Why VZ for a 17 year period, and NSC and UTX for a 7 year period. Did this not skew the results a bit...driving the UTX and NSC averages up? I believe it did...
    Jul 27 11:10 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Chevron Could Lose Out To This Sector Peer [View article]
    There are foreign taxes withheld from TOT dividend, yes. Every quarter. My last q'ly TOT dividend paid 23 June '14 was $253.88, reduced by taxes of $38.08, so 15%.
    Jul 18 10:26 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Great Electric Company Growth Opportunity [View article]
    OK...thanks. Novice investor here...don't speak fluent stock market or fluent SA for that matter. Thanks....
    Jul 17 07:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Great Electric Company Growth Opportunity [View article]
    What is FUD?
    Jul 17 06:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is McDonald's Better Than Starbucks For Dividend Growth Investors? [View article]
    Pretty cut-throat comments. Ouch...tough crowd here. I'm long MCD, never considered SBUX, and never found JNJ at a fair price....yet. Pullbacks happen, I have time...
    Jul 14 05:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Emerson Electric - A Price Hike Is Definitely Expected [View article]
    I'm long EMR (among others). You're article is articulate and a good read, and I'll be watching for a further drop in EMR price before I increase my position. I like DG investing, with an eye toward value...and EMR is still a bit too pricey for me. Thanks for your time to contribute here...I wish I knew enough to contribute to the collective at SA. I'm still too much an amateur.
    Feb 4 08:02 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Only Reason For Automatic Dividend Reinvestment [View article]
    50 years old here, and dripping everything. Will retire in 2 years and start drawing the divvies instead...earning about 4 1/2% on $725K. That, plus a small (and very early, at 52) pension will be enough. Drip has been great to me, through up and down markets my portfolio has grown and I'll be retiring on entirely off the dividends, and leaving the (hopefully) millions to my heirs. DGI investing, and automatic reinvestment of dividends, in a core group of sound and stable companies works. That, is what I know.
    Jan 28 08:32 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Review Of The 2013 Dividend Champions, Contenders And Challengers [View article]
    It's interesting...a breakdown I had not previously seen. I also use the CCC list (thank you Mr. David Fish, very much) and check the Chowder score (thanks to you as well, Mr. Chowder). I'll be taking early retirement soon, living off dividends of some core CCC list stocks (ARLP, COP, DE, EMR, INTC, KO, LEG, MCD, MSFT, NSC, PG, SYY, WM) plus some others that I saw potential in but never made the list. Your analysis and breakdown are great, wish I had more insight to answer your remaining questions. What I've done has worked for me, and I hope yours works for you. Thanks for your time to investigate and share with the readership. It's appreciated.
    Jan 28 08:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Dividend Growth Portfolio: 7 Buying Guidelines [View article]
    Very disciplined approach. Commendable. I adhere to a similar set of metrics when evaluating potential candidates for my portfolio, with a similar end game in mind. Thanks for taking the time to spell it out so clearly.
    Feb 14 06:10 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Assessing Risk: Forestry And Farmland Investment [View article]
    Considering PCL on a 20+ year time horizon as a small wedge (5%) in an increasingly diverse portfolio. Also believe there are other ways to avail exposure in agriculture, without actually buying the land, I.E. DE, MON, DD, CAT, to name a few. Novice investor here, like many I suspect, trying to secure something stable for a future in a perpetually uncertain world.
    Feb 13 01:46 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Cut Overhang Removed, Exelon Set To Fly High [View article]
    Correct. Not me....
    Feb 10 10:20 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment