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  • The No. 1 Stock In The World - Part 2 [View article]
    ScottU,

    But you, Tim, Eric and Nicholas are wise beyond your years, IMHO.

    Wish all successful investing.
    May 29, 2015. 10:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Investing: The Perfect Portfolio Moving Forward (Part 1) [View article]
    wacalpha,
    You are correct, if you start early and continue to save over time, the nest egg will grow. The last few years of such a plan will generally be the largest increase years in dollars value increase. That is why getting started is so important. A delay of five years makes a big difference as you are cutting off the last five years increases.
    I'm well into retirement (19 years) though I continue to be involved in ranching and an independent O&G company. Hope your future retirement years are wonderful for you.
    Wish you successful investing.
    May 29, 2015. 10:01 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Investing: The Perfect Portfolio Moving Forward (Part 1) [View article]
    wacalpha,

    You have accomplished one of the most important aspects of providing for yourself to retire comfortably. "You started". So many do not start because they say they will never be able to save enough. However time is your great helper. DC a few days ago wrote an article on just that subject. One has to start and continue to save. A person will be surprised how a portfolio of quality companies can not only grow in value but produce increasing dividends year after year.

    Wish you successful investing.
    May 28, 2015. 01:17 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Investing: The Perfect Portfolio Moving Forward (Part 1) [View article]
    DC and Planning,

    The other nice thing about the dividend growth is (on the average) it should grow faster than inflation and provide more disposal income each year (on the average).

    DC, enjoyed the article.

    Wish all successful investing.
    May 28, 2015. 01:08 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: Look Ma, No Hands [View article]
    Buyandhold 2012,
    Your mothers comment made my day. It is very similar to something my mother would have told me or my siblings. Thank you for the comment.

    Based on the "likes" I believe it struck a cord with many.

    Wish you successful investing.
    May 28, 2015. 12:00 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • ConocoPhillips: A Fresh Perspective [View article]
    MF,
    Enjoyed the article and the comments which followed.

    Wish you successful investing.
    May 28, 2015. 11:48 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Lessons Learned From The Grand Canyon [View article]
    Wilddave86,

    Thanks for the comment. I got a good smile and laugh out of it!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Wish you well.
    May 23, 2015. 01:26 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Lessons Learned From The Grand Canyon [View article]
    DC,

    Always read and appreciate your articles. I agree the use of time in the market is a critical component to successful investing. Only getting started may be as important.
    Your comment on Louis Rukeyser brought back memories of his weekly program. I also watched him every week. A great loss.
    The GC is a site to behold!! Glad to see you are enjoying your retirement.
    Wish you continued successful investing.
    May 22, 2015. 03:31 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • These 32 Dividend Champions Are Fairly Valued [View article]
    DVK,

    Thanks for the article. I like your straight-forward initial evaluation process. Will look at several potential stocks.

    Wish you successful investing.
    May 22, 2015. 01:43 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Retired Investors: When Dividend Growth Slows What Should You Do? [View article]
    Bob,
    A great thought provoking article. Over the past couple of years I have struggled with the same concern. Also with some of the same stocks. I believe ScottU and Richjoy make very valid comments concerning looking at the portfolio as a whole.

    However it is a portfolio of individual stocks which were acquired by evaluating each stock. So what is a person to do?????????? While I have a written plan(thanks to you and others), I use a very flexible method to solve this problem.

    My basic investment goal over the years (approx. 30 serious investing years) is to average returns which are 3 to 4% greater than inflation. Many will say this is too low but It has met my needs over the years very well. When I notice a stocks dividend growth is in a range below approx. 3%, I typically will monitor it for up to over a year. During that time I will read all the articles I see on the company and monitor its financials and reports. Sometimes within a month I will know what I am going to do but it may take a year.

    Concerning WM, I decided to sell it for various reasons starting with low DG. Concerning KMB and PG, I will hold as I believe their history shows their DG will improve. They are very close to "hold forever" stocks if such a thing existed. By the way, I don't think there is such a stock but some, to date, certainly appear to be.

    If the stock being evaluated is a 40 year+ Champion versus a 11 year Contender is of significance in my opinion.

    What ever you decide, do it and only look back to assist you in future decisions. Wish you successful investing & keep the articles coming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...
    May 20, 2015. 02:09 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Addendum To My Q1 KISS Portfolio Update [View article]
    PTI,

    I continue to enjoy your articles and the comments that follow.

    Wish you successful investing.
    May 19, 2015. 11:41 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Should I Have Followed My Advisor's Advice ? A Look At 4 Year Performance [View article]
    richjoy403,
    You have provided a lot of very useful info to many readers.

    One disadvantage to a Roth conversion I believe is if you are in the highest tax bracket. By the time a person calculates all the federal and state taxes, almost 50% is gone. I know most will say what a great problem to have but it is a problem if you are in that situation and want to convert to a Roth.

    I appreciate your comments. They are some I always read!

    Wish you successful investing.
    May 16, 2015. 10:36 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Should I Have Followed My Advisor's Advice ? A Look At 4 Year Performance [View article]
    Shoba,

    Points of interest: When taking RMDs from 401Ks, you must take from each 401K. If taking from Trad. IRAs, you can add their RMD requirements together and take from a single Trad. IRA.

    Also, if you move a stock RMD in a 'transfer-in-kind' the basis will be recalculated on the day you move it as will your RMD.

    I have my DGI stock portfolio's in a taxable account for the very tax reason you brought up. I do have some MFs in a Trad. IRA. I review which MF I want to sell each year to take my RMD. I converted much of my Trad. IRA to a Roth but personal situations have prevented me from moving more.

    Wish you successful investing.
    May 16, 2015. 10:15 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Should I Have Followed My Advisor's Advice ? A Look At 4 Year Performance [View article]
    Always enjoy your articles and the comments they generate! Keep them coming.

    Wish you continued successful investing.
    May 15, 2015. 12:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Closer Look At ONEOK Partners [View article]
    AA,

    Enjoyed the article. I agree with you OKE is more than likely a buyer of assets than an acquisition target. However in todays world it seems a company is never too big to be acquired, with few exceptions.
    The processing part of the mid-stream gas business has always been an up and down revenue business. This time is no different, imho!

    Wish all successful investing.
    May 13, 2015. 12:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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