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  • Our Top 25 Dividend Growth Stocks Are Dirt Cheap [View article]
    qwsp,

    Better bone up on FDR history. He would be applauding everything this president is doing, or trying to do. The only thing that held Roosevelt in check at all was a recalcitrant Congress (sound familiar?) and the Supreme Court, which he tried to stack.
    Nov 27 04:26 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Our Top 25 Dividend Growth Stocks Are Dirt Cheap [View article]
    Chuck,

    Video would definitely be a great complement to the charts. Sometimes, to aged eyes, lines and colors tend to blend, even when enlarged.

    Thanks!

    SM
    Nov 25 05:47 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Weak German Bond Sale Increases Odds Of Eurozone Breakup [View article]
    It was inconvenient, yes, but not terminal, as now. Trying to get all those diverse countries into one financial system tent was like trying to herd cats. That it was ultimately destined to fail was foretold to anybody who wasn't wearing rose colored glasses.
    Nov 25 05:43 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Our Top 25 Dividend Growth Stocks Are Dirt Cheap [View article]
    Chuck,

    Another great article and just the water in the face needed bring reason to some of the fear permeating the market these days. As you remind us, Mr. Investor will never go wrong remembering Buffet's admonition, which in effect is "buy low, sell high."

    Especially enjoyed the narrated FAST graphs on LLL and GD. I think that LMT and RTN are under-appreciated also. I'm going to wait a while to try and get a sense of what the politics of the election are as well as the specter of potential defense cuts before I add/accumulate in the defense area. I may add to my RTN position, because they seem to be branching out more to civilian applications (anyone remember that they invented the microwave oven?).

    Long on RTN, none of the others mentioned.

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Nov 24 11:51 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Weak German Bond Sale Increases Odds Of Eurozone Breakup [View article]
    Ultimately, the Euro is broken and doomed, and it will be sooner than later, in my opinion. Too many divergent national interests and laggards, which is why I could never figure out why they adopted it in the first place.
    Nov 24 11:26 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Frontline's a 10-Bagger [View article]
    Div Inc,

    Yeah, it's a lot more fun buying solid companies low, watching them (hopefully) appreciate AND enjoying dividends in the meantime.

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Nov 24 11:07 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Market Outlook: Jump Aboard, It's Now A Rocket, Not A Roller Coaster! [View article]
    Rocket has definitely crashed and burned-for now at least.

    Good news is that we're fast approaching a major buying opportunity.
    Nov 24 11:01 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Great Oil And Gas Drillers To Consider Buying, 1 To Avoid [View article]
    Look at the cash flow. They can sustain a dividend for quite a while. Will it stay at 6%+? Not if the stock goes up. I think it's a buy right now.
    Nov 22 09:15 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Buy Annaly? [View article]
    JaxJag,

    Good get!

    I was looking at it at that price, too, but wanted it to go down further. Oh well, fear and greed....................
    Oct 31 12:43 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • If Things Are So Bad, Why Is The Market Going Up? [View article]
    James,

    I agree with your outlook on equities for both the short and longer terms.

    I think this is a sucker rally and won't be buying into it because chasing the market upward is a loser's game. I just don't think that the underlying economic fundamentals are there to support any sort of long turn upswing.

    If I'm wrong, I'll sit back and enjoy it with what I have. The REAL buying opportunities were in '09, and also, to a lesser degree, a few months ago.
    Oct 31 12:35 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Newest Dividend Growth Stock: RadioShack [View article]
    rj,

    I agree. I'm old enough (69) to remember when Radio Shack was THE place for electronics and I went there a lot. And yes, I remember going with my father to test TV tubes. Back then, there were virtually no other stores like it, and, of course, no internet. And thse "drab little strip centers" were pretty much the only malls around.

    But, nostalgia won't carry them very far in today's world, unfortunately. The need a drastic change in their business model to survive.
    Oct 28 10:01 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Income For Life: Annuities Or Dividends? [View article]
    R.S.,

    Thanks for the advice. Kind of what I was thinking, too. However, I think equities are overvalued right now, and the day to day volatility concerns me, too.

    Actually, either spouse or I already own three of your list, JNJ, INTC, & NLY. In addition, we're long ABT, BAX, BMY, CVX, KO, MO, PG, XLI & HCBK (don't want to talk about that one right now) and bought them all in late '09.

    Thanks again. I always find your articles very informative.
    Oct 26 10:51 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Be Wary Of Selling Out For Yield At Any Cost [View article]
    I'm hedging. I've added a quality high yield corporate bond fund, VWEHX, which acts like stock, to my potrfolio. Conversely, I'm also taking some of my non-performing cash and buying a short term bond index fund, VBIRX, which pays out 2% and has a .5 Beta. Frankly, I don't know what to think of this market. Stocks seem overbought, and bonds are shaky. Best to stay safe as possible, methinks.
    Oct 26 01:08 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Raytheon At 30-Year Yield Highs [View article]
    Clay,

    Unfortunately for us wabbabe buyers, LMT went up today (9/30) in the face of nearly everything being down. I have a limit order in the high 60s. That 5.5% dividend is very enticing, and payout ratio is only a shade over 50%
    Oct 1 12:14 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Defense Giants At A Discount [View article]
    jarco,

    I certainly agree with your take of the DOD budget, particularly if the present administration remains thru 2016.

    This is why I think that RTN is the most attractive of the three; it is branching out in a major way to civilian security applications.
    Sep 29 03:20 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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