Chris Damas' contrarian equity research is broad based and covers energy production and infrastructure, metals, agriculture, chemicals, forestry, industrials, telecoms, retail, technology, financials, transports, renewables and special situations as well as US MLP's. Chris managed the second largest preferred share portfolio on Bay Street during the 80's and also follows currency and fixed income markets closely. His investment universe is broad and he spends most of his time hunting for actionable trade ideas and long term investment opportunities. His investment thinking and trading activity are now only available by subscribing to the US and Canadian versions of The BCMI Report (trademark) and The BCMI Flash (trademark) which are issued at least weekly and more frequently when opportunities and market conditions demand it.
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* I have been investing my own money (and managing it myself) for over two decades now. I would never let anyone else manage my money and neither should you.
* My portfolio is structured as a "High Yield Strategic Income" portfolio. The portfolio has evolved over the past 20 years. I invest now only in Closed End Funds. I am now at the point in my investing journey that I look for maximum income generation. All distributions are reinvested.
* I make every attempt to tell my fellow investors what they "need" to hear, not what Wall Street and the main stream media think you "want" to hear.
* "Past performance definitely does not guarantee future results". With that said it amazes me that for most investors of dividend stocks, the best they can do is invest in all the same exact S&P company stocks by largest market cap.
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Just an old guy trying to figure it out. Worked as a journeyman and foreman Electrician for 25 years on various commercial and industrial projects. Had to retire (transplants and spinal fusion), so I went back to school finished my business degree and got CAD certified. Had used my skills over the years to first build and later acquire real estate rentals. Not pretending to be a biz whiz, but the degree taught me the language of biz, the years of electrical problem solving taught me logic, and the years of landlord taught to run a small biz and think like a landlord. Using Options extensively now, so order can vary quickly, but here is my combined Taxable and IRA positions, will try to keep updated. AGNC, ARESF, ARCC, ATAX, BIP , BDCL, BWG, CPLP, CYPW , DFP, DLNG, EEP , EPD , EOI, ETO, ETV, ETW, ETY, FCGYF , FPF, GEL , GMLP , HQL, KMI, KMF, KNOP, MAIN , MCC, MMP , MMLP , MORL , NHF, NHI , NMFC , NRF, NSAM, NMM, NXRT, O , OHI , PGZ, PKIUF , PML , PMT , PMX, PSEC , PZC , SBRA, SDRL , SFL , STAG, STK, STWD, TCAP , TCPC, TCRD , UAN , VNR, WPZ
I've been an investment analyst and financial writer since 2012. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Finance from DePaul University, and an MBA in Finance from the University of Notre Dame. I also have experience working as a research analyst for a mutual fund.
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I am a retired clinical psychologist, and administrator and owner of a rehabilitation clinic we founded 40 years ago. For over 55 years I have managed several portfolios composed of investments accumulated over our professional careers. Since the financial crisis of 2008, I have employed specialized, customized dividend growth strategies aimed at enhancing and growing a dividend income stream.
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Paul Wagner is a seasoned stock investor with a long background in financial analysis and portfolio management. His career in credit and financial analysis began in 1967 at Dun & Bradstreet while he was still attending North Park College in Chicago. After a stint in the U.S. Army he began a 25-year career with Heller Financial, a premier secured lender to middle market companies. In 1997, he left his position there as the senior credit executive of Heller's Current Asset Management Group to create and manage his own portfolios of public securities. He has written several articles for Seeking Alpha and in 2012 authored a short book on investing fundamentals for newer stock investors.
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My previous moniker was Trader Fool - it was changed after I published my first article in Seeking Alpha here.
I have been investing and trading in various stock markets for over 15 years, with actuarial and financial background of more than 20 years. I have a deep passion in financial markets especially on the risk management side. In 2014, I made the commitment to become a full-time, active investor and trader in the US Stock and Options market.
My investing and trading style is varied. A core part of me is a Value Investor, a relatively newer part is Dividend Growth Investor, and at heart, I'm also a trader. I frequently write Options (both Puts and Calls), and I trade Options (for leverage), when opportunity suits. Except for writing options, I'm frequent wrong as often as I'm right, and that's based on thousands of trades. My Swing Trading results are not great - win rate typically range 50% or so, win size just a little bit more than loss, but my recent AAPL trade was the best in recent memory. My Day Trade results are also not that great, but when the trend was strong, it was very good. Whenever I got greedy, Mr Market will eventually teach me an expensive lesson on the importance of position sizing. The trader part in me is not committed to being long, I take the short side too like the recent Gold trade before closing out. In general, I don't believe that any single style is superior/inferior to others, it is my strong belief that different market conditions favors different trading approaches. Whilst I love trading, I also enjoy the interaction here in Seeking Alpha and so favors a less intense form of trading, unless I feel there is a strong opportunity to make money :-) Despite the lower returns, a strong part of me believes that it is much easier, less volatile, more relaxing to be a Value Investor and a DGI investor, and over the long term (20-40 years from today), has the highest probability of being successful practically.
Dale Roberts is an Investment Funds Associate with Tangerine Investment Funds Limited, a subsidiary of Tangerine Bank wholly owned by Scotiabank. My articles are for information purposes only and do not constitute investment advice or an offer or the solicitation of an offer to buy or sell any securities. These articles are my personal opinion and are not those of Tangerine Bank or its subsidiaries. Remember past performance is not guaranteed and may not be repeated. Investment strategies are not suitable for everyone and you should always conduct your own research or speak to a financial advisor.
I am a retired investor with market experience going back to the 1960s. I was a software engineer for 42 years, and currently do some part-time consulting, which lets me contribute to a Roth IRA. I am not an accountant and not a financial professional.
My wife and I have established a set of guiding principles for our investment life:
• Change is the only constant in life. Everything in this plan is subject to change.
• Never touch your principal. Wealth is built and maintained by not spending it. Wealth is the primary buffer between ourselves and blind chance.
• Exploit folly, do not participate in it (thank you, Chuck Carnevale). Do not follow the crowd, which is more often than not wrong.
• A portfolio is like a bar of soap – the more you touch it, the smaller it becomes. Do not be a trader.
• Own assets, avoid liabilities. Assets generate income. Liabilities generate expenses.
Based on these principles, we have established two investing goals: 1) sufficient current income with a comfortable buffer, and 2) increasing future income to maintain our buffer.
Our primary investing goal is to generate sufficient current income to cover that part of our living expenses not covered by pensions, with a comfortable buffer. We are retired and depend on investment income to meet a significant minority of our living expenses.
As we age and get closer to the end, current income becomes ever more valuable, and future income becomes ever less valuable. This reality informs all of our investing decisions. However, we know that inflation will cause our income needs to rise, so we also plan for increased future income, which is our second investing goal.
To meet our current and future income needs, we rely on 2 Social Security pensions, 1 private pension, income generated by investments, and fully paid up long term care insurance.
It is common to allocate a retirement investment portfolio with some percentage in stocks and the balance in fixed income, such as 60/40. We look upon our pension income as the equivalent of fixed income, with the added benefit that Social Security is indexed to the CPI. In the past we owned no fixed income and had no plans to do so in the future. The future has arrived and we have discovered baby bonds and preferred stocks, and we like the higher current income we can get from these investments. We have therefore started to redirect some of our investment capital into these investments, and as a result our investment income is now greater than it would have been otherwise.
We categorize dividends and interest as income, and capital gains as return of capital, not income. Therefore, our goals are to be met from dividends and interest only.
Investment income currently meets our primary investing goal. We invest in a blend of mostly medium yield (3%-6%) stocks with medium dividend growth, a few high yield (>6%) instruments with no dividend growth, low yield (<3%) stocks and funds with high dividend growth. and fixed income securities with yields in the range of 5%-8% with no growth.
We expect our medium yield and low yield stocks and funds to provide the income growth needed for the future, our second investing goal.
We currently own common stocks, preferred stocks, and bonds. Our portfolio requires regular attention to avoid possible dividend cuts and deletions. As we age, our mental faculties are in decline, and we will become increasingly less able to perform portfolio monitoring intelligently. There will come a time when we will need to use some form of income oriented index ETFs to carry the income generating burden.
We want to behave like landlords and collect rents, but without the risks and demands of owning real estate directly. Dividends and interest are our rental income, and as once-removed landlords we expect to own real estate investment trusts (REITs).
We want our non REIT income to be generated by long-lived, steady companies that provide products and services that we all need regardless of the economy, and thus can be relied upon to provide steady, and steadily growing, income. This requirement points primarily at consumer staples stocks. We own some of the best consumer staples stocks, such as mighty MO, and plan to own one or more ETFs that concentrate on the consumer staples sector of the S&P 500. Our preferred shares are almost all in the REIT sector.
• Some of my investing history
During much of my working years I used technical analysis (TA) to invest in individual stocks (I was an early fan of Joseph Granville and I bought an Apple II in 1980 because Granville brought out OBV software for the Apple at that time), and I speculated with short selling and commodity trading. Later I invested in stock mutual funds and ETFs for total return, with inconsistent results, and no comprehensive plan. Being a software engineer in a lead position left little time or energy for serious investing skills development. In 2005 I had pretty much given up on getting market beating results, and felt that I was getting too old and too close to retirement to continue swinging for the fences, so I decided to buy a variable annuity that guaranteed a minimum return of 6% per year, compounded, with the upside limited only by the performance of the mutual funds offered for investment. I decided to let the insurance company bear the market risk for me. I also had a 401k plan at work to which I contributed the maximum and got the company match. A year or so before 2008 I used a retirement investing projection tool provided by Fidelity, which said the worst returns I could expect in retirement were positive but not spectacular, and the best were hard to believe. At that time I was invested in mutual funds and ETFs through my 401k and the variable annuity and had not directly owned stocks since shortly before the start of the great bull market in 1982 (Granville famously missed the whole thing). I thought, with a bit of skepticism but not much, that I was set. We all know what happened in 2008-09. That experience put me off Monte Carlo simulations and Modern Portfolio Theory for life.
When I retired I converted my 401k to a rollover IRA brokerage account and invested in ETFs. I thought I was being appropriately conservative but also ready to capture capital gains by investing in VIG and VCSH.
Then I found Seeking Alpha, and then - thank my lucky stars - David Van Knapp, and the DGI light went on. I had spent most of my adult life thinking I was smarter than most people by relying on TA, and then later letting the insurance company assume market risk. I remember learning about the 200 DMA when I was in my 20s, which is a long time ago, and thinking how revolutionary this idea was and how I should be able to use it to my advantage. Fortunately for me and my family, I also was pretty good at software engineering, so I had a reasonable retirement nest egg accumulated when the time came. With the concepts and methodology of dividend growth investing, I now have sleep well at night investments that just keep on churning out increasing income, something that could never be said about using TA.
I started with DGI too late in life to commit totally to low yield, high growth stocks. I hope to capture the double compounding of DRiP investing with that part of my portfolio that is low yield, high growth.
We have recently (Nov 2014) rolled over all of the variable annuities into brokerage accounts. We now believe that we can get sufficient income from our dividend investing strategy, and we want to retain ownership of the annuity capital.
• Tools and Teachers
Tools I use include the CCC list, F.A.S.T. Graphs, Morningstar Premium, BigCharts, the EDGAR web site, longrundata.com, and Excel. I get ideas from the many informative articles by (among others) the following (in no particular order): Chuck Carnevale, Brad Thomas, Ron Hiram, David Van Knapp, David Fish, Robert Allan Schwartz, Dividend Growth Investor, Dividends4Life, David Crosetti, Tim McAleenan Jr., Reel Ken, Bret Jensen, Alan Brochstein, Chowder, Dane Bowler, Bob Wells, BDC Buzz, Scott Kennedy, Bill Maurer, Darren McCammon, Richard Shaw, Bruce Miller. Favorite commentators who are not yet authors include Elliot Miller, Paul Leibowitz, mbkelly75, surfgeezer.
Useful shortcuts to dividend stock valuation are the Tweed Factor and the chowder rule. Like F.A.S.T. Graphs, 'a tool to think with', these are 'rules to think with'.
Tweed Factor: fair P/E = yield + 5 year dividend growth rate
chowder rule: current yield + 5 year DGR >= 12%; 8% for utilities, MLPs, REITs
The best investment advice outside of Seeking Alpha has been 'The Intelligent Investor', ‘Securities Analysis’, and 'The Single Best Investment'.
• Some historical portfolio stuff
My DGI portfolio was started on 2011/4/20 with CTL, which I have since sold. It was a beginner's mistake. Subsequent mistakes were MLPs, and to a lesser extent, mortgage REITs. I did not allow for any circumstance that could cause WTI to fall as far and as fast as it has, so I lost money on MLPs. The prolonged flattening of the yield curve, plus the persistent markdown from NAV for the mortgage REITs, has made these unappealing as long term investments. Now I keep my distance from anything that is dependent on commodity pricing, and I invest very little in the carry trade. A glaring mistake was selling JNJ when it languished for several years.
• Some ongoing portfolio stuff
The target dividend growth rate for our entire portfolio is 5%.
I use yield on cost to allocate our investments so that each position in aggregate generates approximately the same amount of income. I learned the basic method for doing this from a comment on a SA article. SA is a wonderful resource! I have published an SA Instablog that describes the method: http://seekingalpha.com/instablog/902946-be-here-now/4581516-portfolio-allocation-for-equal-income-from-each-position-using-excel
• Current portfolio:
equity REIT: CCP, DLR, EPR, HTA, LTC, O, OHI, STAG, VTR, WPC
consumer staples: GIS, MO, PEP, PM
financial: GBDC, GSBD, HTGC, MAIN, TCPC
baby bonds: HTGX, NEWTL, TCCA, TPVZ
preferred: AGNCB, DFT-C, GAB-G, GGZ-A, HT-D, PSA-C
consumer staples: RHS, XLP
equity REIT: ESS, SKT
Technology: ADP, MSFT
Industrial: APD, MMM, RTN
baby bond: ARU, MSCA, TCCB, VTRB
preferred: DLR-G, STAG-B, VER-F
Background: Former securities analyst and brokerage firm owner and
Currently doing investment strategy consulting for institutional investors
Undergraduate degree from Northwestern, Economics
Taught Advanced Financial Markets Class at a University in Chicago
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I write about dividend growth stocks on my website www.dividendgrowthinvestor.com.
I am mostly a buyer of high quality dividend stocks, with solid competitive advantages. My holding period is forever, as long as the dividend is at least maintained. I tend to concentrate my efforts on stocks which grow earnings and dividends, which provides outstanding total returns over time. I only focus my attention to stocks with sustainable dividend payments. I am also a firm believer in diversification accross sectors and geographic locations.
I have been focusing my attention particularly to companies that regularly increase dividends to their shareholders on my website. On my blog I share my thoughts on investing in dividend paying stocks that have consistently increased their payments over time and tips on growing my dividend income. I hope that my blog will serve as an inspiration for my readers and that it would change their financial lives for the better.
Visit my website, Dividend Growth Investor (http://www.dividendgrowthinvestor.com/)
A full time investor in stocks, bonds, options, and real estate who previously worked as a financial/investment journalist/analyst. Previous industry stints include privately held SageOnline Inc. - where he held multiple positions - as well as Multex.com, acquired by Reuters, where he was an equity research editor. Aloisi is a cum laude graduate of Penn State University, currently residing in native South Central Pennsylvania with his wife and 2 children.
Income investing has become his focal interest due to the challenges that the ZIRP environment presents. Not an advocate of any single portfolio strategy, he promotes a "go anywhere" philosophy predicated on value, forward thinking, sustainability, and personal objectives. While the past may be instructive, Aloisi cautions on over reliance.
In his free time he likes to talk politics, play the piano, garden, and go antiquing. Mr. Aloisi was recently elected to a 4-year term on his local school board, garnering the most votes out of 6 candidates.
I've been in the investing world for the last 10 years, dealing with stocks, options, mutual funds, and a little bit of forex. I have also been involved in the fields of manufacturing, engineering, information technology, and commercial fishing. I had been thinking about pursuing a career in the financial services industry, but never took the leap. Right now, I'm more or less semi-retired at 36, working part-time on a charter fishing boat, and writing articles on Seeking Alpha for beer money!
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: ... Income Replacement!
Escape velocity is the speed that an object needs to be traveling to break free of the planet's gravitational pull and leave it without further propulsion.
This portfolio is looking for the point where the income being generated can allow the holder of this portfolio to escape the gravitational pull of the market and economic forces of worrying about share prices.
The objective is to generate enough income from assets that the only selling of shares will become an option, not a necessity to survive. Therefore, with enough income being generated, it minimizes the fear of meaningful market corrections as dividends are based on the number of shares owned, not the share price.
Retired at age 60, currently age 62. Living off pensions and social security. I will not draw on dividends before 2017. Portfolio positions as of 29 Sept 2016. Portfolio yield 3.62%.
The stock performance for each stock was extracted from FastGraphs on the day that I filed by Proxy Vote or when the stock was added to my portfolio which ever was sooner. Depending when the person bought the stock their stock, the Personal Rate of Return (PRR) would be different. For example a stock with low 2 year price return could actually have a much higher PRR.
Symbol : Yield % : 5 yr price perf : 2 yr price perf : Rating : % Portfolio
AAPL : 2.1300 : 18.50% : 24.6% : AA+ : 0.80%
ABBV : 3.5300 : 22.90% : 12.48% : A : 1.14%
ABC : 1.5800 : 23.59% : 22.82% : A- : 0.15%
ABT : 2.4000 : 10.45% : 8.85% : A+ : 0.59%
ACN : 1.9200 : 15.87% : 13.57% : A+ : 0.17%
ADP : 2.3700 : 12.81% : 3.52% : AA : 0.19%
AEP : 3.4400 : 15.80% : 15.45% : BBB : 0.45%
AFL : 2.2300 : 7.24% : 6.04% : A- : 0.28%
AGN : 0.0000 : 32.09% : 5.34% : BBB- : 0.14%
AHGP : 8.7500 : -6.63% : -35.24% : NA : 0.40%
AMGN : 2.3300 : 26.22% : 16.65% : A : 0.21%
AMP : 3.0300 : 12.80% : -2.60% : A : 0.17%
AMZN : 0.0000 : 27.68% : 34.58% : AA- : 0.57%
ANTM : 2.0900 : 17.22% : 22.84% : A : 0.17%
AOS : 0.9900 : 29.64% : 31.79% : NR : 0.21%
APD : 2.2100 : 11.10% : 9.40% : A : 0.18%
APU : 8.1500 : 0.36% : -2.08% : NR : 0.43%
ARCC : 9.4400 : 4.98% : 2.63% : BBB : 0.26%
ARLP : 8.4100 : -6.88% : -34.26% : NA : 0.39%
AVA : 3.3200 : 14.45% : 16.98% : BBB : 0.56%
AVGO : 1.1300 : 36.46% : 57.16% : NR : 0.33%
AVY : 2.1200 : 23.60% : 29.20% : BBB : 0.17%
AWK : 1.9900 : 21.43% : 25.01% : A : 0.16%
AZO : 0.0000 : 24.83% : 55.01% : BBB : 0.23%
BA : 3.2800 : 14.06% : 3.28% : A : 0.31%
BABA : 0.0000 : xxxxxx : -3.10% : A+ : 0.09%
BAC : 1.8900 : -1.07% : -11.90% : BBB+ : 0.18%
BAX : 1.1000 : xxxxxx : 38.60% : A- : 0.18%
BBL : 5.6100 : -20.47% : -40.82% : A+ : 0.20%
BCE : 4.3800 : 9.20% : 7.70% : BBB+ : 0.27%
BCR : 0.4700 : 15.87% : 17.69% : A : 0.18%
BDX : 1.4900 : 13.13% : 17.17% : BBB+ : 0.25%
BERY : 0.0000 : 34.60% : 33.30% : BB- : 0.18%
BFB : 1.3300 : 15.90% : 4.40% : NR : 0.24%
BGS : 3.5300 : 18.60% : 23.90% : BB- : 0.17%
BIG : 1.6400 : 10.10% : 8.20% : BBB : 0.16%
BIIB : 0.0000 : 30.16% : -4.16% : A- : 0.14%
BIP : 4.8800 : 14.72% : 1.96% : BBB+ : 1.16%
BLK : 2.4500 : 20.0% : 8.6% : AA- : 0.18%
BMO : 3.9500 : 2.55% : -3.58% : A+ : 0.21%
BMY : 2.5900 : 23.80% : 18.51% : A+ : 0.51%
BNS : 4.1800 : -2.04% : -12.10% : A+ : 0.19%
BP : 6.9500 : -7.25% : -18.27% : A : 0.38%
BPL : 6.9500 : 6.70% : 0.90% : BBB- : 0.27%
BRKB : 0.0000 : 11.65% : 7.88% : AA : 0.43%
BSX : 0.0000 : 27.10% : 36.40% : BBB- : 0.17%
BUD : 3.1700 : 19.95% : 13.39% : A- : 0.19%
BURL : 0.0000 : 36.14% : 38.23% : BB- : 0.17%
BWLD : 0.0000 : 20.66% : -2.70% : NA : 0.09%
C : 1.3500 : 0.20% : -1.70% : BBB+ : 0.17%
CAH : 2.2500 : 19.00% : 7.10% : A- : 0.17%
CB : 2.1700 : 14.30% : 11.40% : A : 0.18%
CBRL : 2.9400 : 25.19% : 24.32% : NA : 0.17%
CCE : 3.1000 : 14.90% : 9.70% : BBB+ : 0.18%
CELG : 0.0000 : 27.70% : 17.00% : BBB+ : 0.15%
*CEQP : 11.4000 : xxxxxx : -54.30% : NA : 0.03%
CERN : 0.0000 : 14.00% : 7.90% : NA : 0.09%
CHD : 1.4200 : 19.60% : 19.30% : BBB+ : 0.26%
CHTR : 0.0000 : 28.40% : 17.60% : NA : 0.18%
CIM : 11.7400 : 4.00% : 9.90% : NA : 0.49%
CINF : 2.4800 : 17.21% : 17.92% : BBB+ : 0.18%
CL : 2.0900 : 13.25% : 5.21% : AA- : 0.76%
*CLMT : 0.0000 : 4.98% : -9.14% : B+ : 0.07%
CLX : 2.4300 : 17.54% : 23.68% : BBB+ : 0.51%
CMCSA : 1.6800 : 21.33% : 11.92% : A- : 0.19%
CMG : 0.0000 : 10.07% : -11.39% : NA : 0.16%
CNC : 0.0000 : 35.01% : 43.29% : BB : 0.17%
COP : 2.3600 : -4.80% : -21.40% : A- : 0.07%
COR : 2.7000 : 36.90% : 53.75% : NA : 0.19%
COST : 1.1000 : 17.35% : 18.07% : A+ : 0.18%
CRM : 0.0000 : 16.90% : 25.60% : NA : 0.17%
CSCO : 3.2900 : 5.57% : 9.93% : AA- : 0.18%
CSL : 1.3400 : 17.30% : 11.30% : BBB : 0.17%
CTAS : 0.9000 : 28.90% : 34.90% : BBB+ : 0.18%
CTSH : 0.0000 : 8.10% : 12.90% : NR : 0.18%
CVS : 1.8300 : 25.04% : 17.04% : BBB+ : 0.15%
CVX : 4.1900 : 2.46% : -3.37% : AA : 0.97%
D : 3.7000 : 13.00% : 19.10% : BBB+ : 0.16%
DEO : 2.9600 : 10.00% : 0.60% : A- : 0.06%
DG : 1.2900 : 21.08% : 21.25% : BBB : 0.15%
DHR : 0.7800 : 13.34% : 13.55% : A : 0.14%
DIS : 1.5000 : 22.21% : 19.32% : A : 0.17%
DLPH : 1.6400 : 35.08% : 6.88% : BBB : 0.16%
DLR : 3.5000 : 11.76% : 31.37% : BBB : 0.19%
DLTR : 0.0000 : 23.30% : 30.50% : BB+ : 0.21%
DPM : 9.2300 : 3.01% : -11.43% : BB : 0.28%
DPS : 2.2700 : 20.24% : 27.78% : BBB+ : 0.76%
DRE : 2.5600 : 12.28% : 16.54% : BBB : 0.23%
DUK : 4.2500 : 12.50% : 12.70% : A- : 0.06%
DX : 11.4100 : 3.62% : -1.28% : NR : 0.31%
DY : 0.0000 : 30.14% : 43.01% : BB : 0.17%
EA : 0.0000 : 24.20% : 42.60% : BBB- : 0.17%
ED : 3.5600 : 10.56% : 16.59% : A- : 0.23%
EEP : 9.9700 : 0.67% : -5.48% : BBB : 0.30%
EPD : 6.0200 : 7.44% : -9.87% : BBB+ : 0.40%
ESRX : 0.0000 : 5.68% : -1.00% : BBB+ : 0.14%
ETE : 6.2700 : 8.60% : -22.67% : BB : 0.51%
ETP : 10.5300 : -2.21% : -18.34% : BBB- : 0.31%
EW : 0.0000 : 18.80% : 44.30% : BBB- : 0.17%
EXPE : 0.9500 : 18.72% : 20.52% : BBB- : 0.16%
EXR : 3.8700 : 36.50% : 36.20% : NR : 0.15%
FB : 0.0000 : 38.80% : 31.80% : NR : 0.59%
FBHS : 1.0000 : 40.63% : 15.67% : BBB : 0.17%
FDX : 0.9700 : 16.60% : 6.50% : BBB : 0.18%
FIVE : 0.0000 : 12.00% : 12.30% : NA : 0.16%
FL : 1.6600 : 26.42% : 14.76% : BB+ : 0.16%
FLO : 4.2000 : 11.46% : -4.11% : BBB : 0.16%
GAIN : 8.1300 : 8.20% : 8.50% : NA : 0.26%
GD : 1.9900 : 14.17% : 14.29% : A+ : 0.17%
GE : 2.9300 : 11.65% : 12.26% : AA+ : 1.17%
GILD : 2.4100 : 36.79% : 20.26% : A : 0.47%
GIS : 1.6400 : 18.90% : 15.10% : AAA : 0.84%
GLP : 12.2900 : -0.39% : -25.64% : B+ : 0.20%
GNTX : 2.0000 : 8.40% : 12.10% : NA : 0.15%
GOOGL : 0.0000 : 21.30% : 15.70% : NA : 0.60%
GPC : 2.5000 : 14.74% : 7.87% : NA : 0.17%
HAIN : 0.0000 : 22.70% : -10.97% : NA : 0.22%
HBI : 1.6200 : 30.60% : 4.80% : BB : 0.17%
HCA : 0.0000 : 23.10% : 8.70% : NA : 0.17%
HCN : 4.4700 : 9.78% : 11.85% : BBB : 0.18%
HD : 2.0400 : 30.78% : 31.90% : A : 0.48%
HEP : 7.2400 : 6.24% : 1.43% : BB : 0.38%
HFC : 5.1200 : 11.64% : -9.31% : BBB- : 0.10%
HII : 1.2000 : 34.40% : 26.40% : BB+ : 0.17%
HOLX : 0.0000 : 9.36% : 26.65% : BB : 0.17%
HON : 2.0300 : 14.00% : 6.12% : A : 0.19%
HP : 4.4700 : -1.08% : -23.03% : BBB+ : 0.17%
HRL : 1.5100 : 27.47% : 35.15% : A : 0.18%
HRS : 2.2900 : 15.51% : 14.05% : BBB- : 0.17%
HSY : 2.2100 : 15.70% : 12.70% : A : 0.17%
ICLR : 0.0000 : 23.30% : 19.30% : BBB- : 0.17%
INGN : 0.0000 : xxxxxx : 62.662 : NA : 0.18%
INTC : 2.9300 : 12.43% : 15.18% : A+ : 0.65%
ISRG : 0.0000 : 11.40% : 22.50% : NA : 0.16%
ITW : 2.1600 : 15.90% : 15.16% : A+ : 0.28%
JCI : 2.5500 : 16.00% : -1.20% : BBB+ : 0.17%
JNJ : 2.6700 : 16.26% : 10.03% : AAA : 1.24%
KHC : 2.7100 : xxxxxx : xxxxxx : BBB- : 0.91%
KKR : 5.6100 : 6.83% : -15.73% : A : 0.12%
KMB : 2.8600 : 17.57% : 11.88% : A : 1.10%
KMI : 2.3000 : -2.35% : -17.60% : BBB- : 0.82%
KO : 3.2200 : 8.22% : 9.19% : AA : 0.56%
KR : 1.4800 : 24.10% : 23.30% : BBB : 0.17%
LB : 3.1200 : 20.91% : 20.15% : BB+ : 0.18%
LEA : 1.0400 : 18.72% : 16.42% : BBB- : 0.17%
LEG : 2.6000 : 16.77% : 23.28% : BBB+ : 0.17%
LKQ : 0.0000 : 22.67% : 13.01% : BB : 0.18%
LLY : 2.6000 : 19.70% : 17.10% : AA- : 0.65%
LMT : 2.7000 : 25.31% : 20.36% : BBB+ : 0.64%
LNT : 3.0700 : 15.01% : 13.35% : A- : 0.16%
LOW : 1.8100 : 24.46% : 25.51% : A- : 0.24%
LXP : 6.3600 : 4.90% : 3.09% : BB+ : 0.43%
LYB : 4.0900 : 17.80% : -7.70% : BBB+ : 0.17%
MA : 0.7900 : 28.30% : 14.30% : A : 0.22%
MAIN : 6.4400 : 16.82% : 4.03% : BBB : 1.28%
MANH : 0.0000 : 46.39% : 27.39% : NA : 0.16%
MBLY : 0.0000 : xxxxxxxx : 6.50% : NA : 0.17%
MCD : 3.0800 : 13.40% : 16.83% : BBB+ : 0.82%
MCK : 0.6100 : 18.00% : 0.90% : BBB+ : 0.16%
MDLZ : 1.7700 : 6.95% : 13.94% : BBB : 0.37%
MDT : 1.8500 : 15.90% : 13.05% : A : 0.27%
MFA : 10.4600 : 6.40% : 4.91% : NA : 0.35%
MHK : 0.0000 : 25.90% : 19.47% : BBB : 0.18%
MHLD : 4.0300 : 14.59% : 5.27% : BBB- : 0.19%
MKC : 1.6800 : 15.60% : 16.76% : A- : 0.37%
MMM : 2.4600 : 14.32% : 13.68% : AA- : 0.52%
MMP : 4.6700 : 23.29% : 5.26% : BBB+ : 1.06%
MNST : 0.0000 : 35.60% : 50.30% : NA : 0.29%
MO : 3.6900 : 21.53% : 30.33% : A- : 4.09%
MPWR : 1.0500 : 35.40% : 28.50% : NA : 0.18%
MRK : 2.9200 : 14.47% : 3.08% : AA : 0.19%
MSEX : 2.2500 : 16.60% : 29.70% : A : 0.15%
MSFT : 2.4800 : 15.88% : 21.04% : AAA : 0.46%
MXIM : 3.2300 : 14.60% : 20.40% : BBB+ : 0.17%
NDSN : 1.0800 : 13.30% : 11.50% : NA : 0.17%
NEE : 2.8400 : 17.87% : 11.32% : A- : 0.27%
NHI : 4.4600 : 11.19% : 10.16% : NR : 0.41%
NKE : 1.0900 : 22.40% : 25.30% : AA- : 0.17%
NNN : 3.6200 : 14.65% : 17.07% : BBB+ : 0.40%
NOC : 1.6900 : 28.04% : 30.17% : BBB+ : 0.39%
NS : 9.1300 : -2.49% : -1.08% : BB+ : 0.20%
NUE : 3.0300 : 4.32% : 1.97% : A- : 0.29%
NVO : 2.0400 : 18.44% : 11.38% : AA- : 0.15%
NWBI : 3.9000 : 6.90% : 8.90% : NA : 0.18%
O : 3.6400 : 14.66% : 24.35% : BBB+ : 1.12%
OHI : 6.5900 : 13.60% : 4.70% : BBB- : 1.08%
OKE : 5.1900 : 6.05% : -31.20% : BB+ : 0.19%
OKS : 7.9700 : -0.49% : -22.65% : BBB : 0.61%
ORLY : 0.0000 : 35.75% : 33.68% : BBB+ : 0.27%
OXY : 3.9000 : -3.45% : -7.77% : A : 0.20%
OZRK : 1.6500 : 25.80% : 9.90% : NA : 0.17%
PAA : 9.7700 : 2.17% : -26.15% : BBB+ : 0.43%
PANW : 0.0000 : 24.90% : 29.00% : NA : 0.17%
PAYX : 3.0300 : 11.41% : 10.42% : NA : 0.17%
PCLN : 0.0000 : 17.70% : 3.80% : BBB+ : 0.19%
PEP : 2.7900 : 12.05% : 13.33% : A : 0.62%
PF : 2.2400 : 27.10% : 23.07% : BB- : 0.17%
PFE : 3.4200 : 13.30% : 4.98% : AA : 0.27%
PG : 3.0300 : 9.30% : 5.50% : AA- : 0.74%
PHK : 12.4200 : 1.61% : -9.95% : NA : 0.34%
PM : 4.0700 : 5.86% : 12.76% : A : 1.43%
PNNT : 14.2000 : -0.77% : -14.84% : BBB- : 0.37%
PPG : 1.4900 : 19.06% : 4.49% : BBB : 0.16%
PRGO : 0.6300 : 4.45% : -19.65% : BBB- : 0.16%
PSA : 3.1900 : 19.20% : 23.70% : NA : 0.15%
PSEC : 11.8100 : 2.60% : -8.47% : BBB- : 0.68%
PSX : 3.1900 : 29.23% : 9.16% : BBB+ : 0.21%
PTY : 10.5300 : 0.07% : -4.68% : NA : 0.18%
PYPL : 0.0000 : xxxxxx : 28.90% : BBB : 0.15%
RAI : 3.6800 : 24.59% : 36.25% : BBB- : 4.15%
RDSA : 7.5600 : -2.30% : -13.80% : A+ : 0.19%
REGN : 0.0000 : 45.40% : 14.60% : NA : 0.17%
RH : 0.0000 : 9.57% : -28.75% : NA : 0.13%
ROP : 0.6700 : 15.90% : 13.50% : BBB : 0.18%
ROST : 0.8600 : 26.79% : 26.65% : A- : 0.41%
RSG : 2.5200 : 10.97% : 18.05% : BBB+ : 0.16%
RSO : 12.6200 : 1.50% : -10.00% : NA : 0.16%
RTN : 2.0700 : 24.00% : 19.60% : A : 0.24%
RY : 4.0600 : 2.64% : -6.67% : AA- : 0.28%
SABR : 1.8600 : 26.00% : 4.10% : NA : 0.17%
SAM : 0.0000 : 11.32% : -18.77% : NA : 0.18%
SAN : 3.8800 : -9.81% : -24.95% : A- : 0.12%
*SBR : 5.6600 : -7.02% : -23.96% : NA : 0.17%
SBUX : 1.4100 : 30.68% : 28.63% : A- : 0.27%
SCG : 3.2300 : 14.64% : 18.37% : BBB+ : 0.34%
SE : 4.5300 : 6.37% : -4.46% : BBB : 0.35%
SEP : 5.7700 : 10.58% : 5.19% : BBB : 0.31%
SFL : 11.7800 : 8.20% : 2.20% : NR : 0.16%
SHW : 1.1700 : 25.72% : 19.33% : A : 0.17%
SJM : 2.1200 : 16.30% : 20.90% : BBB : 0.34%
SKX : 0.0000 : 37.90% : 52.10% : NR : 0.13%
SLB : 2.4600 : 2.60% : -11.90% : AA- : 0.17%
SNA : 1.5700 : 21.80% : 16.00% : A- : 0.17%
SO : 4.3600 : 9.21% : 10.10% : A- : 0.42%
SPH : 10.5400 : -6.24% : -16.92% : BB- : 0.24%
SQ : 0.0000 : xxxxxx : 17.67% : NR : 0.14%
SRE : 2.8800 : 16.50% : 5.20% : BBB+ : 0.16%
STZ : 0.9600 : 47.00% : 34.20% : BB+ : 0.30%
SUN : 10.8100 : 20.11% : 9.95% : BB : 0.11%
SWK : 1.8800 : 10.50% : 15.30% : A : 0.19%
SWKS : 1.4900 : 17.39% : 45.24% : NA : 0.09%
SXL : 6.6400 : 15.22% : -19.71% : BBB : 0.71%
SYF : 1.9100 : xxxxxx : 9.90% : BBB- : 0.15%
SYK : 1.3100 : 13.43% : 16.79% : A : 0.18%
SYY : 2.3700 : 9.39% : 9.89% : A- : 0.33%
T : 4.6800 : 8.88% : 8.82% : BBB+ : 1.61%
TAP : 1.5900 : 16.77% : 28.56% : BBB- : 0.30%
TCAP : 8.9600 : 11.49% : -1.16% : NA : 0.23%
TCP : 7.0500 : 4.87% : 10.45% : BBB- : 0.31%
TCPC : 8.7800 : 9.07% : 4.42% : BBB- : 0.20%
TCRD : 13.3900 : 3.40% : -0.80% : NA : 0.19%
TD : 3.7800 : 3.08% : -5.06% : AA- : 0.18%
TEF : 9.0300 : -10.90% : -14.70% : BBB : 0.09%
TEVA : 2.2800 : 4.70% : 6.23% : BBB+ : 0.15%
TGT : 3.3800 : 12.40% : 16.60% : A : 0.37%
TICC : 18.1300 : -1.23% : -11.39% : NA : 0.12%
TJX : 1.3200 : 22.90% : 12.80% : A+ : 0.17%
TLP : 6.3500 : 1.11% : -15.37% : NA : 0.36%
TMO : 0.3900 : 19.90% : 15.90% : BBB : 0.19%
TOO : 8.2100 : -12.52% : -49.45% : NA : 0.09%
TOT : 5.6700 : -0.40% : -12.90% : A+ : 0.23%
TRGP : 8.2600 : 6.85% : -31.95% : BB- : 0.30%
TSCO : 1.1300 : 25.50% : 19.10% : NA : 0.15%
TSN : 0.7900 : 30.81% : 29.26% : BBB : 0.18%
TWO : 11.0200 : 6.23% : -1.78% : NA : 0.17%
TWX : 2.0300 : 23.5% : 24.1% : BBB : 0.17%
TXN : 2.1700 : 13.6% : 16.70% : A+ : 0.17%
ULTA : 0.0000 : 31.10% : 53.10% : NA : 0.18%
UNH : 1.8200 : 22.90% : 34.60% : A+ : 0.17%
UNP : 2.2900 : 14.57% : 0.07% : A : 0.17%
UVE : 2.3200 : 30.10% : 14.30% : NA : 0.17%
V : 0.6900 : 34.23% : 17.68% : A+ : 0.28%
VFC : 2.3100 : 19.70% : 0.90% : A : 0.17%
VGR : 7.2300 : 15.19% : 9.73% : B : 1.22%
VLO : 4.3100 : 17.15% : 9.87% : BBB : 0.18%
VRSN : 0.0000 : 30.40% : 19.40% : BB+ : 0.15%
VTR : 3.9700 : 6.40% : 4.77% : BBB+ : 0.35%
VZ : 4.3000 : 9.40% : 6.91% : BBB+ : 0.63%
WBA : 1.8700 : 16.72% : 21.55% : BBB : 0.74%
WEC : 3.2800 : 15.77% : 13.26% : A- : 0.15%
WES : 6.4900 : 10.30% : -11.06% : BBB- : 0.97%
WFC : 3.0700 : 11.90% : 3.53% : A : 0.45%
WM : 2.5500 : 12.10% : 20.10% : A- : 0.19%
WMT : 2.8000 : 7.10% : -4.40% : AA : 0.22%
WPC : 5.8900 : 16.90% : 6.90% : BBB : 0.19%
WPZ : 9.0900 : xxxxxx : -53.62% : BBB : 0.22%
WSO : 2.3000 : 21.40% : 28.60% : NA : 0.17%
WTR : 2.4700 : 12.92% : 12.95% : NA : 0.17%
XEL : 3.2600 : 13.28% : 16.58% : A- : 0.17%
XOM : 3.4200 : 3.67% : 2.38% : AA+ : 0.54%
++SPY : 2.00000 : 13.30% : 7.80%
++SPY added as a comparison benchmark.
* Indicates stocks that I might sell.
I also own stock FTV but there is no data available for this stock since it just spun off from DHR. Other new additions JAZZ, MAS, SPR, VNTV, THO, FISV, AMT, QCOM, AMAT, ATVI and NVDA..
In general there is a correlation between high yield and substandard stock price performance (total return).
BA in economics from UConn. MBA in finance from Wharton. Worked as securities analyst and portfolio manager for an insurance company and a bank from 1960 through 1983. Retired at age of 53. Private investor from then until now. I am 86 years young. I like to write poetry and short stories. And, I am the Chief Inspector of Sunrises and Sunsets on Earth (self appointed).
Charles (Chuck) C. Carnevale is the creator of F.A.S.T. Graphs™. Chuck is also co-founder of an investment management firm. He has been working in the securities industry since 1970: he has been a partner with a private NYSE member firm, the President of a NASD firm, Vice President and Regional Marketing Director for a major AMEX listed company, and an Associate Vice President and Investment Consulting Services Coordinator for a major NYSE member firm. Prior to forming his own investment firm, he was a partner in a 30-year-old established registered investment advisory in Tampa, Florida. Chuck holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance from the University of Tampa. Chuck is a sought-after public speaker who is very passionate about spreading the critical message of prudence in money management. Chuck is a Veteran of the Vietnam War and was awarded both the Bronze Star and the Vietnam Honor Medal.
Rubicon Associates is headed by a Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder with over 20 years of experience in the investment management industry focused on the analysis, investment and management of fixed income and preferred stock portfolios. Over the years, he has analyzed and invested in both public and private companies around the world as well as advised institutional clients on fixed income strategies and manager selection. The principal has been responsible for managing nearly seven billion dollars in credit investments across the capital structure and overseeing the research and trading of credit market activities. Rubicon Associates has written for Seeking Alpha, Learn Bonds, a newsletter and TheStreet.com in addition to advising institutional and private investors.
Thornhill Law Firm, APLC
April 1978 – Present (35 years 5 months)|Slidell, Louisiana
A member of the ten man trial team in the recently completed trial against BP, HESI and Trans Ocean, including three years of intense fact discovery prior to the trial, Thornhill served as a team member to try this complex case which has already resulted in tens of billions of dollars in recoveries in partial settlements for injury to people and property. In addition to representing the State of Louisiana, multiple parishes, and many other political subdivisions cities and towns, plus representing billions of dollars in commercial developments, Thornhill's diverse trial practice also includes prosecuting and defending individual claims for personal injury, property damages, commercial, private, maritime, and medical claims. Thornhill's recent class action work also includes trial of other well known environmental pollution claims against well known polluters of rivers such as TIN, Inc, now International Paper (IP), for polluting the Pearl River, that divides Louisiana and Mississippi; and against IP, Waste Management and related companies for polluting the San Jacinto River near Galveston, Texas. Litigating and structuring major private and public financial projects is an adjunct part of the Thornhill Law Firm service to clients.
Louisiana House of Representatives
1996 – 2000 (4 years)
Served on the House Appropriations, Insurance and Retirement Committees and also on the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget.
Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association
Thornhill Law Firm
1978 – Present (35 years)
Serving the Greater New Orleans area since 1978, Thornhill Law Firm, A PLC. is a boutique law firm that represents clients in both complex litigation and simple litigation cases in Louisiana, Texas and the Southern District of Mississippi. Our law firm is dedicated to obtaining justice for our clients.
Over the years, our New Orleans-based lawyers, serving Louisiana, Texas and South Mississippi, have secured large settlements and verdicts, including billion dollar recoveries. Our firm Founder and Senior Partner Tom Thornhill recently became a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a prestigious group of trial attorneys nationally recognized for securing large settlements valued at a million dollars or greater for clients.
Thornhill Law Firm, A PLC. is well-known throughout the legal and local communities in Louisiana, Texas and the Southern District of Mississippi, and our attorneys are well-respected for zealously and aggressively "SEEKING JUSTICE FOR OUR CLIENTS."
Our Louisiana litigation law firm only takes on a select number of cases at a time, which allows each of our clients to receive 100% of our professional attention and client service. Our senior attorneys are as involved and committed as you--our client--are to successfully resolving your case. Our sophisticated legal skills and years of experience and success allows us to provide all of our clients with an arsenal of specialized strategies and all of the resources and equipment required to obtain the best results possible for their cases.
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He has have about fifteen years of stock market experience which include trading, investing, and managing his family’s trust as well as his personal account.
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Retired Project Manager - 38 years with a national utility. Married 38 years and have 3 wonderful kids. USAF Veteran. Investing primarily in solid dividend paying companies with focus to generate income, capital appreciation is of secondary concern but still important.
As an SA Contributor I write about dividend investing general principles and strategies. I'll also write about concepts that apply across the investment spectrum but my focus is generally directed to dividend paying companies.
I tend to be conservative in investing approach. I invest and trade so as to increase my "discretionary" income. I live off my retirement pension and want to increase my account to provide additional income in future years. I'm 63 but haven't made a determination as to when I'll start using the additional income, preferring to remain flexible.
As a side note the profile picture is not me, it's my great grand-dad who was born in 1833, fought in the Civil War, fathered 11 children (the last one born when he was 67), worked hard as a farmer to take care of them, and died in 1910. I use it as inspiration to remind myself not to get lazy. I am fortunate to have been raised by great parents who set a great example for work ethic and taught me that we can accomplish much if we're willing to apply ourselves. That's why I invest my own money rather than depending on someone else.
Dave Fish is Executive Editor for The Moneypaper and co-manager (since 1999) of the MP 63 Fund (Symbol: DRIPX), a fund that invests exclusively in companies that offer Direct Investment (or Dividend Reinvestment) Plans. He is also the author of the U.S. Dividend Champions spreadsheet (and PDF), which is updated at the end of each month...and lists companies that have increased their dividend payout for at least 25 consecutive years. (Separate tabs list "Contenders" that have increased their payouts for 10-24 years and "Challengers" that have increased their payouts for 5-9 years.) http://dripinvesting.org/Tools/Tools.asp