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  • A Current Review Of Dividend Safety Superstars - Part Two [View article]
    User: Advisor4 started it all for his own personal reasons. Nevertheless too many people are rising to the bait. This seems to be a repeating occurrence in recent articles. Must not be enough activity in the ETF thread to keep them occupied.
    Jun 13, 2014. 12:03 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Current Review Of Dividend Safety Superstars - Part Two [View article]
    Bob/Kolpin: If you have a library card, see if your library (remember those) subscribes to Value Line. It may be available in their eLibrary for free. If it's available and you don't have a card--go get one.
    Jun 13, 2014. 11:59 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A Review Of The Dividend Safety Superstars [View article]
    Dividend Sleuth/Bob: The current dividend for FLO is about 2.3% according to TDAmeritrade and other sources. There have been 3/2 splits, but this is the current yield.
    Jun 6, 2014. 12:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Dividend Growth Portfolio's 6th Birthday Report [View article]
    DVK: There are several references to this portfolio as a "demonstration portfolio." Nevertheless, from your descriptions, I have the understanding that this portfolio is an actual portfolio, with real money. Is that correct?
    Jun 3, 2014. 01:37 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Champions For June 2014 [View article]
    David: I've been remiss in adding my thanks over the past few months. I've been experimenting with different ways to sort and dissect the list, which make it even more useful and easier to study.
    Jun 1, 2014. 06:10 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Assessing Health Care REIT Valuations Part 2 [View article]
    Are there any tips on how to manipulate the first table? When expanded, I'm not able to see the entire table without also scrolling to the right. When I try to drop down to the scroll bar, the table shrinks. When I "re-expand" the table and also have the scroll bar, I can't see the top of the table--does that make sense?
    May 29, 2014. 11:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Assessing Health Care REIT Valuations - Part 1 [View article]
    If there aren't many comments, I imagine it's because there is so much to digest. This is the sort of article I have to print and digest several times over. Thank you for presenting the data and the challenge. I have long term positions in HTA and OHI, I hope to understand them better.
    May 29, 2014. 10:58 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Investing: Retiring On Dividend Income (Part 2) [View article]
    Smarty: After this I think the magic pants should be named smarty pants!
    May 29, 2014. 06:49 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Should I Have Followed My Advisor's Advice? [View article]
    adaireag: Here is a link to a great article by Bob Johnson on "Plan B." There is also a good comment stream on what people are thinking about when they are no longer able to actively manage their portfolio. This would be a good refresher for us all.
    May 26, 2014. 02:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Investing: Creating Your Own Dividend By Selling Shares (Part 1) [View article]
    qualquan: Is it a bad thing to live off dividends, SS, savings, pensions, etc? I won't have a $1 million portfolio, but it's not due to bad luck or good luck. It's due to my own ignorance for most of my life. I don't complain that I don't have $1 million, I count my blessings for what I do have and that the income will be there to supplement my other resources. You are right that the percentage of persons with $2 million + is relatively small, and perhaps a few were lucky in some way--inheritance? But most will have earned it, saved it, planned for it.
    May 21, 2014. 05:14 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Diversifying The Perfect Retirement Portfolio - Here's How: Part 3 [View article]
    622... I will be 67 in October, my wife will be 66 in June and will begin working half time in September. I expect that I will "file and suspend" at the first of the year. Wife will then apply for the spousal benefit from my SS which equals half my full benefit. Both accounts will continue to add 8% annually even though she is receiving half my benefit. When I retire, hopefully before 70, both of us will apply for our full benefit at the time.
    May 15, 2014. 04:53 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Time To Hedge Is Now! Do It For Less - Part IX [View article]
    Atif_OC: When I first began to invest in dividend stocks, I frequently sold puts, and for awhile the income from put sales was greater than my dividend income. Two of my rules were that I sold puts only on stocks that I wanted to own, and the strike prices were at or lower than the price I was willing to pay. If you pay attention there will be opportunities to roll your positions and pick up additional premium.

    I took your comment to say that you might want to sell puts now; I think this is risky if you think the market is going to make a major correction. I agree with Mark's comment that this strategy is one to utilize after the market drops. Otherwise you may end up paying too high a price for the stock or being forced to buy back the puts at losses--you can't predict the bottom.

    Also be aware that if your puts are cash secured, you could tie up large amounts of cash that won't be available to buy stock positions.
    May 14, 2014. 10:58 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Time To Hedge Is Now! Do It For Less - Part IX [View article]
    Divy: I use the Prophet Charts. When I first used these charts they automatically adjusted prices for dividends, and I couldn't figure out why prior prices kept moving around. Later they added an option to eliminate the adjustments, which I did, but I can't find the setting.
    May 13, 2014. 11:04 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Time To Hedge Is Now! Do It For Less - Part IX [View article]
    DivyitUp: I also use TDA, and trade from the Think of Swim platform which also has some good charting tools. The chart I pulled up on Think or Swim shows a high of $51.74 on 4/18/07. The close on that day was $51.62 (both of these are rounded; the chart carries it out to 4 places). There are multiple highs and closes well above $45.15. I think the charts on TDA are not adequate for anything other than a cursory glance. MAR has had several splits, and some charts adjust for dividends; it could be that somehow these are factored differently into the TDA chart. Customer Service might have an explanation for you.
    May 13, 2014. 07:33 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Diversifying The Perfect Retirement Portfolio - Here's How: Part 3 [View article]
    Norman: you may already follow BDC Buzz, but he raises a couple of issues re PSEC that you should read if you haven't already. Here is a link.
    May 5, 2014. 06:53 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment