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  • Dividends & Income Digest: Sayonara, Summer! [View article]
    RS--your research and writing has been a gift of education and insight to thousands of readers here. May all of us gift you with our blessings for a completely successful surgery and a quick and positive recovery!
    Sep 6, 2015. 12:35 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: How Will Rising Interest Rates Affect Dividend Growth Investors? [View article]

    Hypothetical: Recently you made a case for income seekers to consider buying NLY. Say one bought NLY in their IRA to hold for at least five years and now have a small loss and think it's not unreasonable for the ten year to rise 2 pts. over those five years, do you think one would be better off selling today and moving funds to a strong bank like WFC?
    Sep 14, 2014. 02:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway, And Dividend Growth Investing [View article]

    Informative article, well written article. Thank you.
    Apr 14, 2014. 09:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stocks For 2014: Growth And Income Part 3 [View article]

    I, like so many others, eagerly await your articles every Thursday. I hope things are going well with your family. Thank you for all your contributions.

    Jan 26, 2014. 04:54 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Role Of Preferred Equity In A DGI World [View article]
    I appreciate your response. What some investors may worry about is that interest rates can rise and stay that way for a while, and that the owner of the preferred may have a very long wait (because he doesn't want to take the capital loss) before he can roll it over into a higher interest rate product. I remember thirty years ago when prime was 20%. . .what a great time it was then for someone to lock in a 30 year bill!
    Dec 5, 2013. 05:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Role Of Preferred Equity In A DGI World [View article]

    Well thought out article. Question: if you need to cash in your "CD" at a price below what you paid, your capital loss can exceed your interest gain. The ten year note has been rising for six months; not coincidentally REITS and preferred stocks have been falling during the same period. Investors who bought in during that period and who want to cash out now, will show a significant loss. No one can predict where rates will go in the future, but I wouldn't bet they'll be anywhere near the lows seen last spring.
    Why would JP Morgan want to call its 2018 preferred if they have to pay up $3, $5, $10 to par? An investor could be stuck for a long time holding a preferred that continues to sink or wallow below thepar. Meanwhile, interest and dividends from other fixed income investments will go higher. What do you do if the cash you socked away in the preferred nets you a loss should you want it for something else? You pay your money and take your choice. . .

    Dec 5, 2013. 02:21 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Challenge-Do Not Overlook These Future Dividend Challenger Stars-Part 3 [View article]

    I always look forward to your articles for their insight and the sound thinking you provide.

    Jay in San Diego
    Nov 27, 2013. 06:39 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Common Sense Strategies For Mitigating Risk In Your Retirement Portfolios: Part 2 [View article]

    Thanks for another great article.

    Sep 8, 2013. 01:12 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Investors Can Mitigate Their Portfolio Risk In Today's Tumultuous And Volatile World: Part 1 [View article]
    An eye-opening presentation. Thank you.
    Aug 29, 2013. 04:28 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Utilities - Today's Best Bond Alternative [View article]

    Excellent series. I feel fortunate that you voluntarily share your knowledge.

    Aug 22, 2013. 03:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Finding Great Value In The Energy Sector [View article]
    You've written a terrific piece. Thanks for your important contributions to SA and the investing public at large. We're fortunate to read your work. BTW, I very much appreciated our phone chat this week and look forward to speaking again--Jay, from San Diego.
    Jun 21, 2013. 03:38 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • How Patient Should An Investor Be With Dividend Stocks? [View article]

    Good piece as usual. However, your position in Brk.b is contrary to your investment philosophy as it pays no dividend. Are there no other equities you feel more comfortable holding other than Brk.b which hasn't the double performance factor of dividend and appreciation. Thanks for your sensible and informed commentary in SA.
    May 30, 2013. 09:12 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Off Line For Now [View instapost]
    Bummer. You're a darn good writer who writes with knowledge and humility. Like others, let me know if you'll be offering any subscription services--or decide to do any financial management.
    Oct 20, 2012. 04:02 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment