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Sorry I hide my true identity but I'm a physicist/engineer, native contrarian and idea generator. I am an eclectic dividend investor with motto "In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash" applied to companies I invest in. I like to read /and read a lot - did you look on my SA photo 8-)? /... More
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  • Book Review “Retirement Investing For Income ONLY!” By Bruce C. Miller

    Recent ebook written by active SA author Bruce Miller (full title "Retirement Investing for Income ONLY! How to Invest for Reliable Income in Retirement ONLY from Dividends") leaves mixed feeling.

    The ebook outlined quite unusual approach to investing which is still not recognized mostly by financial service industry.

    I like that the author puts many new ideas but I'd prefer to see a good proof that they work instead of few anecdotes (this is common fault in many investment books). IMO at least Net OpCF concept must be verify statistically.

    I like the part "investments to avoid" - I rarely see such topic in such good details in investment books. I mostly agree with Bruce's conclusions in this part.

    It seems me that book editor work wasn't done properly. In my personal taste I'd rearrange some topics to make more smooth flow.

    Anyway, a reader will spend her/his time and money well with the ebook, it definitely gives food for thinking of the not mainstream investing approach.

    SDS

    Dec. 11, 2014

    Dec 11 8:51 AM | Link | 2 Comments
  • Book Review: "Income Investing Secrets"

    Each day now about 10 thousands Americans are retried and they need to figure out how to replace their salaries. Richard Stooker provides very useful help in his good book "Income Investing Secrets" for any small investor. The book consists of 3 major parts - philosophy of income investing (II), II tools, and some unique II tips.

    The first part is one that has resonated with my approach to investing, as it is consistent with my experience as dividend investor because of it fundamental truth and simplicity.

    The second part briefly describes different II tools from well known such as stocks and bonds to previously unknown for me such as enhanced income securities or corenotes. Risk of each tool is outlined, so investor can decide if the tool worth more deep investigation.

    In the third part Richard Stooker (who is a smart amateur investor) outlines his ideas on II and some life aspects.

    The ratio signal-to-noise (i.e. useful information to "bla-bla-bla") is much higher in this book than in most investment books I have read, so I'd recommend "Income Investing Secrets" for any individual investor.

    13 September 2014

    Sep 14 1:45 AM | Link | Comment!
  • Dividends In Danger: September 2014 - Nu Skin Enterprises Inc.

    Nu Skin Enterprises Inc. (NYSE:NUC) is included in D. Fish's CCC list
    I don't follow NUC but put it on price alert below 42$. After I got alert I checked why price dropped. It seems that the company cooked books and cannot pay debt from few recent SA articles. If it happens NUC has to postpone dividends payment. Also some SA authors claims that the company uses multi-level marketing, which is often a grey zone between legal and crime. So I'd not buy NUC at least until they clean up the case.

    10 Sept. 2014

    Sep 10 5:29 PM | Link | Comment!
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