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  • Retirement Strategy: The Oil Crash Could Be A Dividend Growth Investor's Best Friend Of The Decade [View article]
    I love the fact that it's a dividend aristocrat, I love the fact that it has a big yield with a low payout ratio, and I love that the share price is dropping. This seems like exactly what I want, BUT the thing holding me back is the fact that the profitability of this company (and any other oil company) depends on something which is in my eyes arbitrary: the price of oil. I see people commenting that the price of oil will soon return back to 'normal'. Who determines what 'normal' is? What if $30 a barrel is the new normal? Will XOM be able to cover its dividend?

    Gold is even worse: who knows what the correct price for gold is? It's a 'greater fools' game. And on top of that gold will never pay a dividend. But that's off-topic.
    Jul 28, 2015. 11:19 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • My 3 Loyal Sons: How A Wacky Idea Inspired My Sons To Invest In Stocks [View article]
    I really enjoyed reading the article. You just gave them a big advantage in life by making them financially literate at a younger age. I think it's also important to show them the fun in investing, like receiving dividends without having to work for it and observing the compounding effect.
    Jul 24, 2015. 06:22 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Ways To Beat The Market: Part 5 Revisited [View article]
    Great series Ploutos, thank you so much.
    Jul 20, 2015. 06:07 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Omega Healthcare Investors declares $0.55 dividend [View news story]
    I love getting a raise without having to work for it
    Jul 17, 2015. 03:34 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Simple Ways To Beat The Market: Part 1 Of 5 [View article]
    ploutos, did you read 'a random walk down wall street'?
    Jul 14, 2015. 06:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cabinet: Greek banks to stay shut for six days; capital controls placed [View news story]
    There is a big difference in mentality between the Icelandic and the Greeks. I don't want to disrespect the Greeks but I don't see the same kind of turnaround happening in Greece.
    Jun 29, 2015. 07:25 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Five-month extension reportedly in the works for Greece [View news story]
    Sure, kick the can down the road yet again, it's what we are used to by now...
    Jun 26, 2015. 10:45 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Evolution Of My Approach To Dividend Income [View article]
    Thanks for sharing the journey that you've made, it's helpful for younger investors such as myself who are where you were 10 years ago
    Jun 19, 2015. 06:01 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • New York Mortgage Trust declares $0.27 dividend [View news story]
    steady as she goes, keep the divs rolling
    Jun 18, 2015. 04:27 PM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Turkey gets rattled following election results [View news story]
    For me it's rather good news than bad news that Erdogan doesn't keep all the power, he was doing anything that he wanted like an old-school tszar. It won't be bad to have some balance. Might initiate a position in Turkey if it drops really badly.
    Jun 8, 2015. 06:05 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Lessons Learned From The Grand Canyon [View article]
    Jeez what's with the hate WSDB... if you disagree with the author's opinion than that's fine, you can give some arguments in the comments to open a potentially interesting discussion, but to be snarky/trolling like that is rather childish... It seems like you have an issue. If you don't like the author's articles then don't read 'em.
    May 22, 2015. 07:54 PM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What is going on in Hong Kong? [View news story]
    How did you calculate that, or where did you get the number from?
    May 21, 2015. 07:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • PennantPark Investment: What Comes Next? [View article]
    Swapping my PSEC for PNNT today, I was tired of the lower quality mgnt by PSEC, I guess quality will always win in the long run. Except when valuations are stretched but it doesn't seem the case for PNNT.
    May 12, 2015. 09:46 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Prospect Capital's Results For Fiscal Q3 2015 - My Assessment [View article]
    Selling my PSEC today and swapping for a higher quality BDC... I didn't want to sell low but frankly I don't see why PSEC is worth holding, should've done better due diligence before buying.
    Continued NAV declines, dividend was cut, all while the management profits. Where is PSEC going to be in 2 years?
    May 11, 2015. 10:35 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • New York Mortgage Trust declares $0.27 dividend [View news story]
    Keep 'em coming NYMT, keep up the good work, just buy and hold and let the steady big dividend roll in
    Mar 19, 2015. 08:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment