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  • Planning For The Winding Down Of The Bull Market [View article]
    Short sellers got killed last year and they will get killed again. This market and the economy is just starting to get going. Bet against America at your own risk.
    Feb 9 06:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: Buying The Dips Worked Once Again [View article]
    I'll assume, new, that you are a new investor. The key is to know your stocks - stocks you own or want to own - and know their PE, dividend yields, etc. So when those stocks go down in price to the extent that they are bargains (for me it is when some stocks drop to the point that they hit a 4% dividend yield, for others, 5%), you buy. This is irrespective of the market going up or down.
    If the market does dip, it drags down some good stocks, too, and you can check if they meet your BUY criteria. Don't worry so much about catching a falling knife and other sayings. You buy when your stock is at a good bargain price. And if it drops further, buy some more.
    Now, I'm talking about blue chip large cap stocks, not NETFLIX, AMZN, and other high flyers that can plummet as fast as they rise.

    No one knows what the market will do this year or any year, but if you buy good dividend stocks, they will pay dividends regardless of how the market is doing. Buy stocks that pay you for holding them.
    Feb 9 05:55 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Altria - Dividend, SAB And Cost Cuts Can't Make Up For Troubled Core Business [View article]
    FDA does not categorize cigarettes as drugs. I'm not arguing the addictiveness, just the unbridled hatred. I think former smokers are the worst at demonizing tobacco companies. They make it a personal crusade. My advice, don't visit tobacco threads and don't invest if you feel that strongly. It remains a free country and tobacco IS still legal.
    Feb 9 05:05 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Prospect Capital: Foundation Of A High-Quality, High-Yield Income Portfolio [View article]
    I think we are getting the investors who bailed out of REITs when they crashed. When they find that PSEC doesn't appreciate in price, they'll go back to REITs.
    Feb 9 05:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Prospect Capital: Foundation Of A High-Quality, High-Yield Income Portfolio [View article]
    I used to feel that we PSEC owners were a small elite club. Now everybody seems to know about it.
    Feb 9 03:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Altria Group: A 'Perfect Storm' Creates A Big Buying Opportunity In This High Yielder [View article]
    Concur. An inconvenient truth. There are some smart poor people, but many smart people leverage their intelligence into higher income. And it is not just intelligence that makes a successful investor, but temperament as well. You have to be able to buy when all the financial media outlets are panicking, and withstand the euphoria of irrational exuberance.
    Feb 9 03:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Altria - Dividend, SAB And Cost Cuts Can't Make Up For Troubled Core Business [View article]
    Calling MO a drug dealer is inflammatory and is nonsense. I stand by my statement.
    Feb 9 02:56 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: Buying The Dips Worked Once Again [View article]
    ralph, you are correct, you need an account to buy new stocks or add to your existing ones. I ended my DRIPs and had my dividends pour into my core money market account. I then used that money to buy whichever stocks were bargains. So you are reinvesting your dividends, but into the stocks YOU choose and at the times you choose (during dips). But if you don't have strong self-discipline and the spare time to watch the market, stick with DRIPs.
    Feb 9 02:51 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: Buying The Dips Worked Once Again [View article]
    Gee, David, you bought many of the same stocks I did. (I don't own RAI, but I do own and added to BX). Hopefully there will be another sale in a few months, after I build my cash back up.
    Feb 9 01:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: Buying The Dips Worked Once Again [View article]
    Thanks for the article, RS. I don't worry about buying at the absolute bottom. I own most of your listed stocks and added to them last week when the prices were low enough that the dividend yields were attractive. And if the market went lower, I would buy more.

    These are good long term dividend stocks that seldom go on sale. When they do, be ready to pounce.
    Feb 9 01:42 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Altria Group: A 'Perfect Storm' Creates A Big Buying Opportunity In This High Yielder [View article]
    Your comment is chock full of assumptions.
    Feb 9 01:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Altria Group Is A Great Buy At Current Levels [View article]
    It is a great bargain for dividend investors. Not necessarily for growth investors.

    Long MO.
    Feb 9 01:14 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T Heads A List Of 3 Value Dividend Stocks To Buy [View article]
    Thanks for the article.

    Long T and ED, and bought more T during the recent dip.
    Feb 9 01:11 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Bitcoin Matters [View article]
    This is straight out of Atlas Shrugged. Bitcoin proponents stop the engines of the world: the "illegitimate Fed." Good luck with that.
    Feb 9 12:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Altria - Dividend, SAB And Cost Cuts Can't Make Up For Troubled Core Business [View article]
    Inflammatory nonsense.
    Feb 9 12:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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