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  • Senior Housing Properties Trust Announces 2014 Dividend Allocation [View article]
    Ten straight quarters at $.39....
    Jan 16, 2015. 02:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My 2014 Fourth Quarter Review: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly [View article]
    Thanks for your portfolio update. Between my grandson's DRiP portfolio, my own taxable (trust) account, and Traditional IRA, there are a number of those companies we hold in common.

    I ended up last year down 4.59% from the previous year, mostly due to the Oil Patch issues. However, and more importantly, my dividends were up 12.10% on the same amount of shares. I did re-invest some of the cash in my taxable account into additional shares of T and BP, increasing each position by 200 shares or 20%. I'm still sitting on about 5% cash in that account and accumulating dividends.
    Best of investing luck to you!

    
    Jan 15, 2015. 09:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 'Income Growth' Vs. 'Dividend Growth' Strategies (Confessions Of A 'Lapsed' Or 'Fallen Away' DG Investor) [View article]
    "I'm not bold enough to go all the way as the author did, but the income argument is compelling because the compound interest equation does work."

    I'm also not bold enough to go all in.

    However, 100% of my wife's IRA is in CEF's: PIMCO income funds and Flaherty & Crumrine preferred stock funds. This accounts for approximately 26% of our 'total' portfolio (IRA's, 401k's, brokerage taxable trust accounts) value. This segment of our portfolio has held up well over the past few years. Even with the initial Fed tightening announcement, the NAV of these funds have held up well. A few have even increased in value, but still sell at a discount. Current income inside her IRA is $1615 per month or approximately $19,380 annually. And that doesn't include the 'special dividends' PIMCO has paid annually.

    At 65/64 - and both still working- we are comfortable with this.
    Jan 13, 2015. 12:02 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 'Income Growth' Vs. 'Dividend Growth' Strategies (Confessions Of A 'Lapsed' Or 'Fallen Away' DG Investor) [View article]
    I commented on your original article, and I'll repeat the same: Wow. That's a lot of CEF's.

    I would like to see a column that has each funds average daily trading volume. Because when it's time to boogie....
    Jan 12, 2015. 07:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T (partly) follows T-Mobile in offering rollover data [View news story]
    No benefit to me, I never use the 2 gigs of data I share with my wife. Most of the time, I'm we're on WiFi networks.
    Jan 11, 2015. 12:09 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The One Stock I Would Build A Retirement Portfolio Upon At Any Age [View article]
    Own it. Recently increased position by 20%.
    Jan 10, 2015. 06:48 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 'Savvy Senior' IRA Generates 10% Cash Income In 2014, But Market Value...Well, Don't Ask! [View article]
    Wow. I hold a few CEF's, but not this many. Although, I must admit, that 100% of my wife's IRA is in CEF's. PCI and PFN among them.

    Thanks for the ideas.
    Jan 8, 2015. 05:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan: Is The Stock About To Take A Nosedive? [View article]
    "not one person answered my question"

    Information is public and easy to obtain via the internet.

    Last time I checked, Rich Kinder owned approximately 24% of Kinder Morgan stock. Exact figures can be found when the next SEC form is out.
    Jan 8, 2015. 01:11 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan: Is The Stock About To Take A Nosedive? [View article]
    KMI at or below $40 is a buy, IMHO. Will reinvest the dividends until I make my already overweight position obese.
    Jan 8, 2015. 11:31 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Nucor No Longer Deserves Its Reputation As A Premier Dividend Growth Stock [View article]
    NUE has a place in my taxable trust account. Management is excellent and shareholder friendly. Yes, the annual dividend increases may be considered paltry by some other investor's metric. I will continue to hold the stock, although I'm not adding to the position.
    Jan 8, 2015. 11:23 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • General Electric Should Buy National Oilwell Varco [View article]
    Thanks for writing.

    I doubt if the present GE board could recognize a good deal if it was dropped on their toes.

    Long GE.
    Jan 8, 2015. 11:03 AM | 21 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • David Van Knapp Positions For 2015: True Income-Focused Strategies Trump Oil Trends, Market Volatility And Interest Rate Fears [View article]
    RAS: "And is still rising."

    Yep. Got a big boost from BA: $.73 to $.91.
    Jan 8, 2015. 10:39 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • David Van Knapp Positions For 2015: True Income-Focused Strategies Trump Oil Trends, Market Volatility And Interest Rate Fears [View article]
    I'm short the Mar 15 65 puts, so I'm feelin' the pain. Personally, I think the market is predicting a decrease in rig count to signal a turn around.
    Jan 7, 2015. 01:21 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • David Van Knapp Positions For 2015: True Income-Focused Strategies Trump Oil Trends, Market Volatility And Interest Rate Fears [View article]
    Thanks David. The naysayers are going to have fun with: "A loss in paper value does not become real unless I realize it by selling."

    Following a lot of carnage, it is reassuring that my dividend income stream is still intact.
    Jan 7, 2015. 12:39 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Dividend Growth Portfolio: 2014 Review And 2015 Preview [View article]
    Thanks DVK!
    Jan 5, 2015. 05:52 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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