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  • 3 Profitable Utility Stocks With Troubling Inventory Turnover  [View article]
    An electric utility doesn't sell its inventory like a commercial,industrial or retail company. This metric is useless. Also in a rate hearing, net working capital will usually be a component of rate base upon which the utility is allowed a return. Customer growth or weather normalized output per customer reflects sales growth.
    Feb 19, 2013. 09:08 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Dividend Investors Should Never Touch Principal  [View article]
    Understand your comments. Suggest you consider a mix of the consumer staples you sold, MLPs, high yielding utilities and telecoms and a small amount of BDCs like BKCC,FSC PNNT or PSEC if you can because nothing stays in favor or is able to consistently deliver. Dividend growth may slow in the PEP,JNJ,PG crowd but MLPs have distribution growth issues as well as utilities and a mix can provide you more yield today without really risking the ability of that earning stream to keep up with inflation. They should at least keep up with GDP growth.
    Nov 23, 2012. 10:49 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Dividend Investors Should Never Touch Principal  [View article]
    Well said. Maybe I think your article is great because it represents my personal philosophy ! As a retiree I believe my wealth creation days are over and I now focus on wealth preservation- all within the context of providing sufficient annual income for living while protecting against inflationary erosion by investing sufficiently in dividend growth companies. I really don't care about the stock price as I rarely sell other than to rebalance between weightings of my excellent companies.
    Nov 22, 2012. 09:27 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T Vs. Johnson & Johnson: Dividend Yield Vs. Dividend Growth  [View article]
    Thanks for the analysis. For me as a retiree I am more focused on providing an income stream that keeps up with inflation. In that regard YOC is much less important than growth that will keep my purchasing power up to date. I have a mix of high yielders including T but JNJ and others as well so the aggregate income growth has a chance of keeping up or exceeding inflationary pressures on purchasing power.
    Nov 22, 2012. 09:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Oil And Gas Stocks Commanding Profits But With Minimal Debt  [View article]
    Help. How are people like this allowed to post this garbage? Obviously knows nothing about the E&P space. Of course royalty trusts don't have debt- they hold royalties. Once again, reader beware on this site.
    Sep 11, 2012. 09:18 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Retiree Dividend Stocks, 3 Others To Avoid  [View article]
    There is no price appreciation since your late Feb article. You make no sense. A flip flop.
    Mar 20, 2012. 07:00 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Telecom: What Company Can Deliver 25% Upside This Year?  [View article]
    Thanks shughes3. I really grow weary of people posting their "analysis" of int'l stocks and totally busting the dividend yields. Happens all the time on this site. Pathetic. Reader beware.
    Mar 9, 2012. 09:54 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 10 Cheapest Large Cap Dividend Stocks With Highest Growth  [View article]
    Please correct your TEF yield. They announced a dividend cut in December to a level of cash dividend at 1.3 Euro which is about $1.69 so yield is more like 9.8%. What screening is done by editors ? People constantly post errors in international stocks !
    Feb 23, 2012. 08:13 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Can These 5 Companies Keep Paying Huge Dividends?  [View article]
    FTE dividend as stated on their web site is 1.40 euro paid twice a year at .80 and .60. On US ADR basis the last two payments were $2.02 for past twelve months. Most European cos pay dividends on a semi-annual basis so your $1.37 is wrong- I guess you kinda annualized the last pmt of $.85 or got your amount off of some web site that doesn't understand European dividend policies.
    Dec 16, 2011. 07:41 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Jim Cramer Sold These 24 Stocks, You Should Too  [View article]
    Why the headline if this is an academic study ? I really get irritated at the potential damage to people's income stream and long term wealth preservation by the assumption we all should be traders and follow momentum and style shifts. Your suggestions are fine for Cramer types but my beef is how you flame in the title (you should too) thereby creating angst in some of our less experienced readers if they hang on to these stellar long term income producers.
    Aug 13, 2011. 08:22 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Dividend Paying Consumer Staples Are No Longer a Safe Haven  [View article]
    As a retiree funding living expenses primarily through dividends from companies whose payouts should keep up with inflation, I really don't care what the stock price does compared to a market which is primarily momentum driven. Article is at best titled clumsily. These are a safe haven.
    Mar 22, 2011. 08:33 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment