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  • Will The Allure Of Dividend Growth Continue? [View article]
    DVK,

    I agree that someone could buy Dave's yield today, but only at today's prices. The penalty for waiting is the loss of advantageous pricing on dividend stocks.
    Feb 17 12:10 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Will The Allure Of Dividend Growth Continue? [View article]
    All of you are missing Dave's point. His portfolio has the advantages of 1) He bought stocks back when they had higher yields (YOC) and 2) His dividend for many years have been compounding.

    This is why you can't buy into his dividend yield by purchasing the same stocks he owns at the current market price. You would get the current dividend yield, not the much higher yield of Dave's which is a combination of higher YOC and compounding.
    Feb 17 09:59 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How 2014 Could Be Like 1929 [View article]
    But true. Chartists see patterns where there are none. Tech Analysis has zero predictive ability.
    Feb 17 09:50 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How 2014 Could Be Like 1929 [View article]
    Put your money in Bitcoins. Gold is so 20th century.
    Feb 17 09:48 AM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • It May Be Time To Sell Out Of High-Yielding AT&T [View article]
    bowling: I don't know. T used to be SBC when you first bought your shares, but as I remember it, it was basically a name change and the shares remained the same. I could be wrong. You should ask your broker.
    Feb 16 05:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Much Dividend Income Growth Do You Need? [View article]
    Thanks for the article. I agree with your thesis on dividend investing, but would not own any of your stock picks: too risky for me.

    And I don't worry about CAGR; I have a mixture of DG and higher yielding blue chips, and focus on my income averaged out so I know, roughly, what I bring in per month in dividends. I just don't worry about charts and other aspects that interest most of my colleagues. I pretty much know what stocks I want to add to on dips, and what new ones to buy when the price is right. I guess I kinda wing it.
    Feb 16 05:37 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Market Timing Report: Bullish Sentiment Reaches Multi-Decade Highs [View article]
    DOW 20,000 by end of year 2015. Print out this post and save it. It will be worth 2 Bitcoins.
    Feb 16 03:51 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Will The Allure Of Dividend Growth Continue? [View article]
    Slightly off topic, but are all DG critics named Larry? Sure seems that way. Maybe MPT is requiring all financial advisors to call themselves Larry, as it appeals to the common man.
    Feb 16 03:50 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will The Allure Of Dividend Growth Continue? [View article]
    Dave, you hit at the core of MPT: it is a conformist methodology with strict doctrinal tenets, much like the Communist Manifesto. Dissent is not permitted. Individual strategies are not permitted. MPT is all.
    Feb 16 02:58 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Altria - Dividend, SAB And Cost Cuts Can't Make Up For Troubled Core Business [View article]
    That is why I call it Big MO. Think I'll name my next pet MO.
    Feb 15 06:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will The Allure Of Dividend Growth Continue? [View article]
    I don't think you need to reduce it to a strict formula. As an older investor, I will tell you that I wish I had spent my pitiful disposable income years ago on blue chip large cap stocks like KO, MCD, KMB, etc instead of some of the growth stocks I bought, which went nowhere so I sold them off.

    The other mistake I made was buying a bond fund, which shrunk in value so much that I sold it at a loss. That was in the mid-90's.

    That said, In addition to 26 dividend stocks (mixture of DG and higher yield like T, PSEC, and MO), I also own GOOG and BRK.B. And I'm 64.
    Feb 15 06:13 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will The Allure Of Dividend Growth Continue? [View article]
    Bonds have been a terrible investment for the last several years, according to PIMCO Bond King Bill Gross. So why would you stick with a formula that loses you a lot of money?
    Feb 15 06:06 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will The Allure Of Dividend Growth Continue? [View article]
    According to CNBC pundits, the retail investor was just beginning to dip his toe back into stocks when the last three week mini-correction "caused record numbers of investors to flee stock mutual funds for bonds."

    The overarching narrative as articulated by Bloomberg and CNBC is that the retail investor, for the most part, is still traumatized over the 2008/9 crash, where they panicked and sold at the market bottom. So they remain on the sidelines, shaking in their boots and stuffing cash in their mattresses.
    Feb 15 06:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will The Allure Of Dividend Growth Continue? [View article]
    How about this Varan? DG investing is a reality-based investment strategy. It does not rely on hope and wishful thinking. Please don't read that as condescending. I'm stating a fact.

    For the last 20 years or more MPT financial thinking has been so entrenched into our society that the very idea of investing differently is perceived by the MPT/EMT proponents as offensive. Is is considered blasphemy. I imagine financial advisors saying to us "How dare you DG investors not accept the MPT investing orthodoxy?" But I don't have to imagine it because regular anti-dividend investing posters make such comments on a daily basis.

    You see, if Dividend investing were to catch on, the financial advice industry would be turned on its head and catapulted into obsolescence, much like the flat earth theory.

    We are a threat. Our very existence threatens MPT proponents. Sorry about that.
    Feb 15 05:55 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will The Allure Of Dividend Growth Continue? [View article]
    99 percent of scientists disagree with you, but why should facts influence you.
    Feb 15 05:46 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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