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  • Is Tupperware Brands The Perfect Dividend Growth Stock For Retirement Portfolios? [View article]
    Thanks for the fine article. TUP will go on my to consider list. I see its price was cut in 1/2 during the Great Recession, but its earnings didn't flinch. I like the 3rd world growth driver on some of my holdings (I recently bought LKQ because I believe rebuilt auto parts will be in demand in emerging middle class countries.) PS - LKQ doesn't currently pay a div
    Apr 5 03:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Is Chevron's 5-Year Dividend Potential? [View article]
    DB - What time frame are you using. For the last 10 years CVX has returned an average 11.5% vs 6.2 for the S&P (Divs reinvested in both)
    Mar 25 03:28 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • I Love My 'Magic Pants' And My Partners Wear Them Proudly [View article]
    Two choices - 1) listen to someone with real world experience and knowledge who has over the last 5 years taught me a lot and helped me to create a healthy portfolio that I understand and keeps delivering or 2) listen to someone who seems to have read a couple of academic articles and wants to run with it.

    I think I'll stick with Mr C
    PS - If I were by some miracle able to check in with SA in 50 years, I'm sure the div. relevance argument will still be going on with the ferocity.
    Mar 19 03:43 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Rich And Retired? Don't Buy Dividend Stocks [View article]

    Interesting article. I have another situationj where I'm starting to wonder if div growth stocks are the best bet (other than the high quality of many of them). I don't have 15 M, but I do have a healthy port. (mostly div growth stocks). It is, however, completely in an IRA. In three years, I have to start taking RMD. Looking at the chart, I will always have more than I need (or even want) and it keeps growing past any age I will live to. So is there even a purpose to an income stream? Perhaps going for max safe growth would still be to have more to leave behind makes the most sense.
    Mar 12 01:56 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: When Should We Sell Stocks From Our Portfolio? [View article]
    Thanks for all the inputs on my concerns about RMDs on my portfolio. Comments about taking the MRD out in kind were particularly interesting and I found the following information on same.
    (also has some good info on ESOP stock)
    Mar 7 12:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: When Should We Sell Stocks From Our Portfolio? [View article]
    I'm retired, and, IMHO, a successful div growth investor (The income stream is greater than the need so I can continue to grow the portfolio). I've recently realized I'm coming up to something that is going to require me to sell stocks for reasons not listed in the article, and I think it is going wreak havoc on my portfolio. That is the MRD (Required Minimum Distribution). For years the portfolio has been in the nice warm arms for a regular IRA (some rolled over from a 401k). Soon I will be required to take out more than I do now, and in a few years the amount will be much more than my divs. Of course the tax piper will need to be paid before reinvesting. I would like to see some articles on the strategy for handling the transition. What does one sell first, what does one hold in each acct (actually the MRD grows to a large amount so fast that I'm not ever sure worrying about divs matters. Perhaps always investing for safe growth (many will be div stocks) is the best thing to do) Anyone with a majority of their port. in an IRA or 401K should play with he MRD tables a little. It can be an eye opener.
    Mar 4 03:22 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 8 Big Name Stocks Raising Dividends And Expectations [View article]
    JRC - You are correct. Sorry for the misinformation. I think the source I used combined a couple of years and ended up with large increases in some years and zeros in others. (I think that happens when a strict 365 day window is used to judge the next increase). I think I will still stay long this year. What are your plans.
    Feb 24 08:45 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 8 Big Name Stocks Raising Dividends And Expectations [View article]
    WMT has always been a little inconsistent on div increases. (07-42%, 08-0%, 09-15%, 10-34%, 11-0%, 12-9%) What does that mean? Beats me. But I will probably give them another year.
    Feb 23 03:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • United Technologies And China: Time To Buy? [View article]
    Worked for UTC for 40 years. Great company. Long for many years, hopefully many more.
    Feb 20 04:01 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Target Sighted As An Opportunity To Rebound From Bad Breaks [View article]
    I'm long a small TGT position. I must admit, though, I've never really been impressed with target. They always just seem t be a less crowded (but not cleaner) version of WMT but with less stuff. IMHO :)
    Feb 14 11:50 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Stocks For 2014: High-Yield And Fairly Valued Dividend Stocks For High Current Income - Part 5 [View article]
    Thanks for a great article. I've spiced up my portfolio with a couple of the offerings. I do have a suggestion. As a long time fast graph user, I am enjoying the latest version, especially the greater detail in projected earnings. However, with the additional earnings options for analysis, perhaps an article in the future describing the options and their pros and cons would be useful.
    Feb 13 03:42 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Are Utilities Still A Safe Pick For Dividend Investors? [View article]
    Long NEE for a long time. Very happy with the company. No, its not a buy now, but I think this article was more about the strengths of the company. One will have to wait for an opportunity
    Feb 12 12:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple iPhone 5C Is No Flop [View article]
    My wife and I both own 5Cs and love them. Great phones that do everything we wanted them to do and more. I think that the 5C market is not the "have to have the latest greatest" crowd. For that reason you don't see the sales the first month after release. They are spread out as contracts expire and one can upgrade.
    Feb 6 03:03 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Qualcomm: 3 Different Insiders Have Sold Shares This Year [View article]
    As someone else said in a reply recently. There are a thousand reasons to sell (pay off a loan, buy a boat, tale a trip, exercise an option), but only one to buy (make money). It would be nice to see some buying, but it isn't that big a deal for a short period. As far as selling 'don't worry about it'
    Feb 6 02:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Insider Buying At Kinder Morgan Sends Positive Message [View article]
    Long KMI. Have a question in another area (other than insider buying). When I look at the consensus EPS growth over the next several years, its around 47%. Is that real? Am I missing something? That growth rate seems hard to believe.
    Jan 23 01:08 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment