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  • Caterpillar: Good Long-Term Buy At Current Valuation [View article]
    Brad,

    Couldn't agree with you more on CAT, albeit buying on a pullback.

    I love the way they run their business--particularly liked their decision to shutter the labor tormented London, Ontario locomotive plant and go to right-to-work Indiana. Look for them to eat GE's lunch in that business as they will have a definitive cost advantage going forward.
    Apr 15 11:26 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 REITs To Consider: Federal Realty Investment Trust Our Top Pick [View article]
    FRT is indeed a good REIT. It's strategy of owning shopping centers in favorable demographic areas has proven successful for them.

    However, it seems overvalued at this time and a candidate for purchase only on a major pullback. The dividend of 2.9% is not too compelling, either.
    Apr 14 09:44 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 High-Yielding CEFs To Watch On Continued Market Weakness [View article]
    @traderjim7

    If you're looking for SleepWellAtNight (SWAN) investments, CEF's may not necessarily be the thing to buy. While not high maintenance, they do require regular attention.

    Having said that, a couple of the more stable ones paying nice distributions are FAX and ACG. Check them out--M* loves them and other analysts' ratings (S&P, Thompson/Reuters, etc.) are favorable too.

    Good luck.
    Apr 13 02:29 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • These Are Bad Days For Garbage [View article]
    @Snoopy1

    "Please, no more politics - this is an investment website."

    HAH! This after you write a 500 word political fantasy on the evils of the Bush administration.

    Practice what you preach.
    Apr 12 12:14 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Annaly: Do You Believe In Magic? [View article]
    I am appalled, too, by the lack of civility shown on SA lately, and not just on an NLY forum, either (although that subject does seem to bring certains out of the woodwork).

    If somebody is wrong, tell him/her so, then discuss it rationally. No need to get personal and insulting. Not meaning you necessarily, but some of the newbies in particular. They act like their bus took a wrong turn on it's way to a Yahoo! forum.
    Apr 10 01:31 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement: It's All About Savings [View article]
    So, considering the Celtics investment, shouldn't your nom de plume be CHOWDA?
    Apr 6 11:25 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Abbott Is A Solid Buy For Gains This Year [View article]
    2nd ABT article in as many days with no mention of the upcoming split. Of no value whatsoever.
    Apr 5 10:54 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Exxon Mobil: What Big Upside? [View article]
    R,

    Great point of view, backed up with factual data. Not to mention that it agrees with my assessment. :-) There are certainly more compelling energy plays out there which pay a better dividend with more pps growth potential.

    to paraphrase remurraymd, XOM is indeed a lumbering giant.
    Apr 5 12:04 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: Save Money Do It Yourself (Part 16) [View article]
    DVK,

    Didn't say I wanted to. The key word was "IF".
    Apr 2 10:18 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Annaly Still A Good Buy? [View article]
    People aren't buying NLY or any other mREIT for capital gains. They own them for the outsized dividends, which covers pps dips and then some.
    Apr 1 11:31 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Dividend Stocks For Retirees And 1 To Avoid [View article]
    I think that if one examines AGNC's history over the years one would come to the conclusion that it's not in "the highest risk profile". I don't know enough about the other equities mentioned in the article to comment.

    And, historical data shows that equities provide the best return on investment in the long run.

    But, investors self-managing their portfolio should realize that it is not a "set it and forget it" proposition. Hence the word "manage."
    Apr 1 01:06 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Crimson Exploration: This Fast Growing $3 Energy Concern Has Further Upside [View article]
    Bret,

    Are they into fracking and the latest drilling techniques?

    What's your take on this administration's EPA's recently announced plans to slap further regulations on these type methods, which some estimate could reduce new production by as much as 50%? This would seem to be a definite negative for these new players.
    Mar 29 11:44 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Abbott Laboratories Dividend Yield Beats The Treasury Bond Yield [View article]
    Hi Todd,

    Very happy to be accumulated long on ABT @$46 composite and plan on holding it post-spinoff.

    I like the wide range of investment topics your articles feature.
    Mar 29 11:37 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Index Ranking [View article]
    whit,

    Yahoo Finance. Type in symbol and click on Get Quotes, then on the left, click Historical Prices (all the company data and info you need is also on that column). Once in that window if you want div. growth history, click on Dividends Only.

    Good luck!
    Mar 28 09:58 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Business Model For A Dividend Growth Investor [View article]
    David,

    I'm a little uncertain about something. Do you advocate DRIPing dividends, taking them in cash and then putting them to work elsewhere, or all of the above, depending on the circumstances? Appreciate it if you could elaborate on that.

    Thanks,
    Mar 27 03:55 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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