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  • For 10th Consecutive Year, Ameriprise Financial Designated "Best Place to Work" for LGBT Equality 
    It would be nice to define the acronym LGBT for those of us who are woefully uninformed.
    Nov 18, 2015. 11:39 AM | Likes Like
  • Retirement Strategy: Is Dividend Growth Investing Too Easy To Begin Your Investment Journey Towards Retirement?  [View article]
    Ah, the burden of the conservative investor. Some people just don't want to hear anything at all about the market. If you try to inform at all, their eyes just gave over. I really have quit trying and everyone is happier
    Nov 2, 2015. 11:36 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 8 Takeaways From Johnson Controls, Inc. Q4 2015 Earnings Call  [View article]
    Thanks for a good article. Long JCI since 11/12 when PE got around 10. Its a position I don't pay a lot of attention too. It has a decent dividend (particularly at a PE of 10), but there isn't much written about it. So this was very informative (I didn't even know they were spinning off "Automotive Experience)
    Nov 1, 2015. 11:32 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Oil Majors: Dividend Investing Amid The Downturn  [View article]
    Good article - thanks. Long CVX, COP, BP. Refiners look good, but I've stayed with the major integrateds because I am really after the dividend in the short term, valuation in the long. The majors would have to cut there div a lot before they were in the 2.7% range of the refiners.
    Oct 3, 2015. 08:53 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Portfolio Review - Am I Down 8% Or Up 8%?  [View article]
    You are investing for the future,cmy wife and I are retired and living of the dividends right now. I can say it is the same from our perspective. Net worth is done, but dividend stream is up 18% (our div stream is greater than our needs so we are able to keep right on buying). This year have added a lot of major oils and some banks. We are into DGI, I don't know of any other investment plan that we have us where we are right now. In other words, keep the faith and keep investing.
    Oct 2, 2015. 02:00 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Sold 13 Million iPhones On Launch Weekend - That Should Frighten Investors  [View article]
    That is how I started. Bought an iPhone, really liked it and bought an iPad, then and imac and gave up on microsoft.
    Oct 1, 2015. 12:42 PM | 22 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Adding CVX To My Portfolio  [View article]
    Long CVX (have owned for years, added more recently). Sold KMI recently, really like the company, but can't justify the PE of 48. Maybe there will be an opportunity to buy in the future
    Jun 28, 2015. 03:35 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Don't Get Caught Holding This 'Safe' Stock When The Fed Hikes Rates  [View article]
    This will be my last post, I really did't plan to get into a long argument. It is historic, that was my point. If you look back past the financial crisis, PG PE has been high, a reward for being a true blue chip. During 96-01 it's PE was 25 with growth of only 6.9% (similar to what is projected). This however, is Cherry picking because later on the growth rate was higher. PG right now is priced high for my blood. I bought mine during the crisis at a nice price. However, I take issue with the article premise that one should bale on this AA- rated company. For div growth investors, it does't get much better. There may be a time in the future to pick up some more, but I plan to keep what I have. I wish you well
    Jun 14, 2015. 06:12 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Don't Get Caught Holding This 'Safe' Stock When The Fed Hikes Rates  [View article]
    My source is "fastgraphs" offered by chuck Carnavale (he is a regular contributor on Seeking Alpha). Looking at the last 10 years just isn't long enough because of the financial crisis. If one looks at the last 20 years, the average PE is 20.7. This was pretty consistent. On 3/31/09, right at the depth of the financial crisis, the PE dropped to 11.6. It has been working its way back up every since.
    Jun 14, 2015. 04:45 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Don't Get Caught Holding This 'Safe' Stock When The Fed Hikes Rates  [View article]
    Cherry picking is Cherry picking. You completely ignore the long term PE under various historic sceneries of a very well established company (You used two data points so you picked two cherries)
    Jun 14, 2015. 04:01 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Don't Get Caught Holding This 'Safe' Stock When The Fed Hikes Rates  [View article]
    You sort of cherry picked your data. You got your PE of 11 for PG by taking the very lowest point of the financial crisis when everyone was freaked out and the best stocks on the planet were on sale. You fail to mention that for the seven years before the financial crisis, when interest rates were higher (I remember bonds in the 4 to 5% range),PGs PE averaged 21.1 (higher than it is now)
    Jun 14, 2015. 02:53 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What BP's Finances Will Look Like After The Settlement  [View article]
    I am surprised you have no position in BP. You have been touting its virtues for some time. You are an investor, so why have you shyed away from BP?
    May 20, 2015. 01:44 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Walgreens Boots Alliance - All The Good News Has Been Priced In Already  [View article]
    "funny that investor still use P/E or PEG rates to develop an investment thesis"
    And a warm fuzzy is better? I'm an old investor, been through all the times when fundamentals no longer mattered. I'll stick with looking at the price I'm paying for earnings.
    May 10, 2015. 01:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • This Is Why You Are Diversifying Wrong  [View article]
    Interesting article. Thanks. Unfortunately, it seems like it all comes down to looking at volatility (thus higher standard deviation) as risk. Living of a div stream, buying at sound valuations, and not worrying about volatility seems to favor all stocks.
    Apr 1, 2015. 03:07 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 10 Dividend Stocks With A 10% Yield In 10 Years  [View article]
    But you still have to pay income tax on the money transferred. That is done by selling shares or taking the money out of another pot.
    Feb 4, 2015. 11:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment