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  • 3 Blue-Chip DRIP Programs You Should Not Touch [View article]
    LMT, COP and JNJ for my daughters UTMA. I believe all are fee free....and doing well.
    May 9 02:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan Management: A Cheaper Way To Own Kinder Morgan Partners [View article]
    No 1099's until you sell....
    Apr 9 10:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Buy Kinder Morgan For Yield And Dividend Growth [View article]
    "KMR will have NO taxes if it is in either a regular IRA"

    I thought that every distribution from a regular IRA is taxed as ordinary income? KMR shares would have to be sold to generate cash and are you saying that cash is tax free?
    Mar 21 08:14 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan Partners Is The Best Pick In The MLPs [View article]
    Why would you keep KMR in an IRA? That takes away the advantage that KMR provides if you do that. You would have to pay ordinary income taxes on withdrawals from an IRA. I keep KMR in a taxable account so that my taxes are deferred until I sell (no K-1 or 1099) and when I do decide to sell, all my gains are considered capital gains and eligible for the lower tax rates.
    Mar 11 05:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Which Stock Is The Best For You From The Kinder Morgan Family? [View article]
    KMR gives you the opportunity to reinvest shares with no tax liability in a taxable account until you sell. PM, my next largest holding in a taxable account leaves me with taxes to pay on every quarterly dividend regardless if I reinvest or not. I would also have to pay capital gains tax when i sell PM. Investing in KMR reduces your tax liability to only capital gains and you control when you sell the stock and trigger taxes. This could lead to a small fortune....in a taxable account.
    Jan 1 01:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Armour Residential: A Double-Digit Yield Opportunity In The mREIT Market [View article]
    I agree mREITs are better for the tax deferred accounts but I would also recommend holding REIT's in a taxable account. A 50% (exaggerated) ordinary tax on 14% dividend is still better than a 15% qualified tax on lets say ATT's ~ 6% dividend.

    After tax I personally have > 10% dividend income from ARR that I can use for whatever I want right now.... a vacation, toy or charitable donation/529 funds. I have no problem paying Uncle Sam ordinary income tax on a massive 14% dividend because I know what the tax rates are now and not in the future.

    Disclosure: I have mREITS in both ROTH IRA and taxable accounts.
    Oct 3 12:34 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Dividend Stocks To Buy Based On The Fed's Actions [View article]
    Bought V @ ~ 113 and sold @ ~112. Mad at myself for not being patient... Hope to get back in a good price once the cash is available. Plan to put in my IRA as a buy and 'monitor'
    Sep 19 04:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Armour: This 17% Yielder Is A Buy Now [View article]
    Buy low like Jaxx said. I liked his comment but it bears repeating. I bought at 6.90 but would not buy now.

    FYI it is not yielding 17% at this point and time either.
    Jul 3 08:26 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Defend Your Portfolio With Altria Now [View article]
    People recommend diversifying into different stocks but every time i am ready to buy, I usually end up pouring more money into MO. I lean very heavily on this stock and it bothers me that the MO piece of pie in my chart is so big, but until there are red flags I will continue to add to my position. Taxable or tax deferred it doesn't matter....
    Jun 28 04:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The McDonald's (MCD +0.8%) juggernaut is far from over, argues Oliver Pursche. Instead of lamenting the stock's two-month slide or the company's correlation to the global economy, he banks on the same management team that smashed S&P 500 rivals over the last 10 years as keeping their outperforming ways in place.  [View news story]
    They are also improving the menu providing higher quality beverages, desserts and 'gourmet type' burgers and chicken items. This is not your old McDonalds if you haven't ventured into one in a while.
    Jun 22 02:50 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Reasons McDonald's Shares Might Keep Dropping - To $60 Or Less [View article]
    If the recession deepens, food commodity prices will drop which will increase MCD's bottom line, increasing its earnings. I don't see 60 but if it gets back to my purchase price of 70.90, I will definitely buy more...as much as I can.
    Jun 5 11:31 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Strong Considerations For Your Roth IRA [View article]
    Is the ability to purchase DGI stocks even available in your 401k plan conkjc? I swear if I had that ability at my job to pick stocks instead of bland mutual funds, I would tack on more % to my 401k.

    Stephen, those stocks are all good, but you cannot pick what individual stocks you want and what you don't in a 401k....at least I can't.
    May 21 12:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Strong Considerations For Your Roth IRA [View article]
    "What happens when your selection loses money? What happens when you have to sell for a loss?

    I'll tell you what happens! You can't write the loss off on your taxes because it's in a tax deferred account."

    This is specifically why V is in my taxable account at this point. I don't have the long historical data of V compared to an MCD or an MO. I will continue to stick with Div champions or higher as the foundation of my Roth.
    I am thinking about selling V and switching into mREIT's in my taxable in order to increase my cash cushion.
    May 21 09:07 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Recommend A 'Hold' On American Capital Agency's 16.1% Yield [View article]
    Todd, great article as I find myself becoming more interested in owning mREIT's. I understand the tax advantages in holding in an IRA but I was curious...would you recommend holding in a taxable account? And if not AGNC is there another REIT that would be a better hold? Thanks,
    May 2 11:58 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Altria Is Beginning To Look Like A Ticking Time Bomb [View article]
    The chart speaks for itself and the management is SO solid.
    May 1 08:07 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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