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  • A Dividend Growth Investor In Love With A Growth Stock [View article]
    I understand the name came from an employee contest.
    Oct 18, 2012. 11:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Avoid Being A Dividend Loser [View article]
    Mr. King was speaking with regard to economic activity in the areas BBT provides banking and insurance products to corporations. He is simply stating that demand for these products have slowed awaiting more clarity with regard to corporate taxes, regulations and Obamacare. He is certainly not alone in saying this. I don’t know Mr. King but know his predecessor, Mr. John Allison, and can tell you that BBT is run with the highest standards and integrity.
    Oct 18, 2012. 11:28 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • My Mad Method: What Next To Buy, And Why? - October, 2012 Mid-Month Update [View article]
    JD - S&P stock reports has the declaration dates from the prior 4 quarters. I keep track in a spreadsheet for the stocks I own. Companies are generally very consistent. For instance, AFL announced their last increase (7.32%) on Wednesday, October 26 2011 so I anticipate that they will announce on Wednesday, October 24 this year.
    Oct 18, 2012. 11:09 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Avoid Being A Dividend Loser [View article]
    Form the article's title, I thought you would recommend voting for Romney!

    Kelly King, CEO BBT said this morning on conference call:

    "As I talk to business people, they're all basically sitting on their hands. They're scared to death about increasing taxes, increasing regulatory costs, increasing health care costs. And so the ones I talk to are just basically waiting for the election, hoping for some more positive leadership and hoping for some certainty with regard to how to run their businesses."
    Oct 18, 2012. 01:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Mad Method: What Next To Buy, And Why? - October, 2012 Mid-Month Update [View article]
    "I'll pick the one with the better dividend and that has the closest ex-div date and buy that one first."

    JD - Love your strategy, perhaps because it follows mine. I also like to keep track of declaration dates and buy before a dividend increase is announced.

    I took advantage, I hope, of ABT bad news and purchased at $65. I just missed adding more GPC, a little greedy at $59.30. I also would like to pick up more BBT and IBM and have limit orders in on both.
    Oct 18, 2012. 12:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • IBM - Investors Should Be Cautious On Weakening Operational Performance [View article]
    I have a limit order in for $195.
    Oct 17, 2012. 01:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Mad Method: What Next To Buy, And Why? - October, 2012 Mid-Month Update [View article]
    I have recently added to my positions in AFL, WAG and KO as I also saw opportunity in them. Wondering what other SA readers are thinking with regard to IBM, SWK and INTC after their earning releases. I'm not long any of these companies but they are getting more interesting after significant drops in price.
    Oct 17, 2012. 01:40 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Roth IRA Plus Dividend Growth Stocks Equals Success [View article]
    I agree the market is much more efficient than the government ever hoped to be. This is particularly true with the Obama administration which seems very proficient at selecting the losers. I read an interview the other day with Obama’s boss when he was a community organizer in Chicago who said that Obama would routinely analyze a situation excessively and then routinely take the highest risk alternative.
    Oct 17, 2012. 12:13 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 14 Stocks For Smart Investors Going Into An Uncertain 2013 [View article]
    $1.02 is correct post 2:1 split in KO.
    Oct 17, 2012. 11:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Roth IRA Plus Dividend Growth Stocks Equals Success [View article]
    If Obamacare got through I hope economic stimulus can get through. I think people understand how important it is to kick start our economy. It is very tough out there. Obama can say he created 5M jobs, he just forgets to say that we have also lost 5M jobs under his watch. Zero jobs created!
    Oct 17, 2012. 11:22 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Roth IRA Plus Dividend Growth Stocks Equals Success [View article]
    I also wish they would increase the AGI allowed for contribution. I believe they are $125K / $183K for 2012.
    Oct 17, 2012. 10:47 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Stocks Remain Relatively Attractive Despite Concerns Over Valuation And Taxes [View article]
    The most interesting change coming out of last night’s debate was the change/clarification in the parameters that are of importance to many of us here at SA. Romney stated that he proposes that for those under $200K the dividend and capital gains tax rate would be 0%. Obama and his spokespeople on TV are now saying that their $200K number would need to actually be $100K for increasing the dividend tax rate. It’s interesting that those over $100K are now part of the "fat cats" for Obama. Also interesting how Romney predicted this change in the last debate when he said look out middle class Obama will be raising your taxes to support his big government approach.
    Oct 17, 2012. 07:27 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Stocks Remain Relatively Attractive Despite Concerns Over Valuation And Taxes [View article]
    I hope Dagny Taggert recruits me personally...
    Oct 16, 2012. 11:31 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Stocks Remain Relatively Attractive Despite Concerns Over Valuation And Taxes [View article]
    Isn’t it somewhat disingenuous to dismiss the increase in capital gains and dividend tax rates just because you assume that it will affect only a few fat cats? Withstanding people who inherited wealth, these fat cats earned large sums of money that they paid large amounts of tax on, created jobs for many others who paid taxes, invested their money in the capital markets which also benefited society and are paying additional taxes on earnings from their investment. The problem we have is that the current administration is making ludicrous statements about the need for the rich to do their fair share. We have even heard statements like the elite contribute nothing.

    A popular adage of the past was “early to bed, early to rise makes you healthy, wealthy and wise.” This saying describes the lost ethics which we need to return to. I would also advise not to dismiss a possible outcome of disenfranchising the fat cats who many seem comfortable demonizing. They may take their ball home leaving many with nothing to play with.
    Oct 16, 2012. 11:12 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 10 Dividend Stocks That Balance Yield And Growth [View article]
    DFL - Thanks for the list of stocks presently meeting your combined yield plus dividend growth of 12% or more. They certainly represent a good starting point for additional research. I too use a screen that sorts DG stocks by the sum of yield and dividend growth rate. I typically use the 5-year DGR. What time frame did use for your list in the article? Also, do you have a comment on performance based on the magnitude of the sum? In other words does a stock with a total ranking of 15% tend to outperform a stock with a total ranking of 12%?
    Oct 16, 2012. 07:05 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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