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  • Using Yahoo's Historical Data On Dividend Reinvestment Analysis [View instapost]
    Thanks for the comments--I will go back to Yahoo and do some tinkering!
    Jul 28 05:37 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cheerios Are Good For Your Portfolio, As Well As Your Heart [View article]
    GREAT comparison between rivals! I am long GIS.
    Here's a comparison of average annual return between the players:
    GIS 15.29%
    K 7.43%
    KFT n/a
    CAG 12.45%

    Comparisons from, which is a great site for seeing how dividend investment pans out over the, er, long run. (I'm not affiliated with the site).
    Jul 21 11:30 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Another Method For Weighting Your Dividend Paying Stocks [View instapost]
    Thanks--interesting strategy!
    Jul 21 07:03 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Refreshing Our Best-Of-The-Best Dividend Portfolio [View article]
    Thanks for the article.

    I wonder what criteria you use to initially screen for potential dividend investing candidates?
    Jul 21 06:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Building A Small-Cap Dividend Portfolio That Can Outperform The Market By A Big Margin [View article]
    Nice analysis and back testing. Really appreciated your effort on putting the thought into this and sharing the results!! Gives me many ideas...
    May 16 10:15 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Singapore's Economy Is Maxed Out [View article]
    Great article. I live in Singapore and there is growing concern among Singaporeans about the influx of foreign workers. In fact it was a problem much talked about in the recent elections, and will continue to be discussed. The government has stated 6 million as a max. The subway system is fantastic, but it is operating at capacity currently, and one must wait 20-30 minutes at rush hour to board a train.

    Singaporeans are required to contribute 20% of their salaries to their social security system, called the Central Provident Fund (CPF). Employers are required to contribute 16.5% on top of that; contributions are only on the first S$4500 monthly. Unlike the US, their contributions are "in" their accounts and can be used to finance home purchases. Whereas the payout from the US system is not so much based on what you have contributed as what Congress decides to let you have back.
    Oct 14 01:19 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Chinese Officials Are In Love With The Singapore Model [View article]
    I'm from the US but have lived in Singapore for the last 4 years.
    Singapore is definitely a model of efficiency, a great place to start a business, has a well-educated work force, the populace speaks at a minimum 2 languages (English and either Mandarin, Tamil, or Bahasa Malasia), has an efficient government, and is so safe they remind everyone "low crime doesn't mean no crime." In my opinion, the greatest problems facing Singapore is the astronomical cost of housing and a growing divide between the rich and poor. With only 3 major ethnic groups, Singapore has done much to promote inter-racial and inter-cultural harmony. China, on the other hand, has 56 ethnic groups and will likely face more problems from internal strife as time marches on.
    Oct 14 12:48 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Spice Up Your Salsa By Adding Some Intelligent REITs To Your Portfolio [View article]
    Thanks--this is the first article that opened my eyes, in language I can understand, about REITs and Dividends. THANKS!
    Aug 24 12:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Coffee Time With J. M. Smucker [View article]
    I'm learning about Personal Internal Rates of Return on cash flows. I calculated your XIRR for the cash flows as 14.79%/year. That's pretty good! I'm now looking at Smuckers!
    Aug 20 10:15 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stanley Black & Decker And 7 Others Power Up Their Dividend Yields [View article]
    Thanks--good article that helps me stay focused on what matters.
    Aug 7 10:01 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • LQD: Do You Know What's In Your Bond ETF? [View article]
    Wow! I was ready to plunk down some money, but thought I'd search SeekingAlpha for "LQD" before I did. Thanks much for the schooling!
    Mar 18 03:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment