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  • DIY Dividend Investors Club (Part 1): Is It Possible To Build A Portfolio In This Market? [View article]
    Please do not shout.
    Jun 19, 2014. 12:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: Chasing Yield Is Actually Looking For Disaster [View article]
    Interesting that your lone MLP was in the E&P category. Even if you think that the E&P MLPs as a group are risky, and opinions differ, there is no reason to think the midstream MLPs have the same risk. You could own an MLP ETF such as AMLP, have the risk spread among a basket of midstream MLPs, and get a 6% dividend that has very little chance of being reduced. That is a much better yield than the SnP.
    Jun 19, 2014. 12:06 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: Chasing Yield Is Actually Looking For Disaster [View article]
    I have to chime in here and agree on LINE. If I were you I would not rely on Ycharts, or any one data source, for accurate dividend information. They all have quirks and many have errors. Always compare your data to the SEC filings, 10-Q and 10-K, which are the authoritative source.
    Jun 19, 2014. 11:52 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • DIY Dividend Investors Club (Part 3): Stocks To Watch And To Buy Now (Consumer Staples) [View article]
    102,

    You need to read IRS publication 590: http://1.usa.gov/nC4zp7

    This might be applicable to you:

    "Trustee­ to­ Trustee Transfer

    A transfer of funds in your traditional IRA from one trustee directly to another, either at your request or at the trustee's request, is not a rollover. Because there is no distribution to you, the transfer is tax free. Because it is not a rollover, it is not affected by the 1-year waiting period required between rollovers. This waiting period is discussed later under Rollover From One IRA Into Another"
    Jun 18, 2014. 01:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • DIY Dividend Investors Club (Part 3): Stocks To Watch And To Buy Now (Consumer Staples) [View article]
    lanecotwo,

    It is difficult to understand you when you shout. Most people just ignore you.
    Jun 18, 2014. 12:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Dark Horse Stocks For The Next Bear Market [View article]
    You could also choose successful well known companies like PG. http://on.mktw.net/1pg...
    Jun 18, 2014. 11:29 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • DIY Dividend Investors Club (Part 3): Stocks To Watch And To Buy Now (Consumer Staples) [View article]
    I think e-cigs and vaping have the potential to cannibalize profits from cigarettes to the detriment of big tobacco. Look at this study: http://bit.ly/PzDcWU

    If a significant fraction of smokers switch to vaping, revenues will plunge for big tobacco, not increase.
    Jun 17, 2014. 11:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is It Safe? II: Leveraged ETN Yielding 18%. [View article]
    Based on the theory that heavy buying by UBS would show up in daily volume statistics of the constituent CEFs, I checked the daily volume numbers of the top 10 components for the past year. Here is a representative; the top 10 all look like this: http://bit.ly/1jwiK1p

    I see no change in trading volume from before CEFL started trading in December 2013 to now. Conclusion: I doubt that CEFL has had any effect on these CEFs.

    Thoughts?
    Jun 17, 2014. 11:40 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Sold My Shares In Altria [View article]
    Agreed again.
    Jun 17, 2014. 11:13 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • DIY Dividend Investors Club (Part 3): Stocks To Watch And To Buy Now (Consumer Staples) [View article]
    I have not done RSI studies on any consumer staples other than MO and PM. However, I cannot think of any reason why it would not work.
    Jun 17, 2014. 11:06 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • CEFL, QLD: Which One Is A Better Investment? [View article]
    and ... ;-)
    Jun 17, 2014. 03:34 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • DIY Dividend Investors Club (Part 3): Stocks To Watch And To Buy Now (Consumer Staples) [View article]
    I can help you find the buy zone for MO. Look at this 3 year chart: http://on.mktw.net/1kZ...

    Whenever MACD falls below -.5 and RSI falls below 30, it is a buying opportunity. When RSI falls below 20, it is a screaming buy.

    I don't look for a sell zone for MO. It is a long term hold and opportunistic buy for me.
    Jun 17, 2014. 03:26 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Sold My Shares In Altria [View article]
    >At what point would it have been prudent to rebalance and sell of MO and not re invest the dividends?<

    Exactly. To be honest with yourself, get a 6 year chart of MO, and cover the rightmost part of if, so that only the leftmost part with the earliest runup in price after the crash is shown. If that were the current chart, how could you possibly know what the future would bring? ... You could not.

    Here is an example: http://bit.ly/1kZuSMW

    If this were the last day of 2010, you might decide to take your profit in MO. Look what you would have missed:

    http://bit.ly/1kZuT3a

    Today is essentially no different from the last day of the first chart. You have no idea what will happen in the future.
    Jun 17, 2014. 03:12 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • CEFL, QLD: Which One Is A Better Investment? [View article]
    Spot on.
    Jun 17, 2014. 02:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • CEFL, QLD: Which One Is A Better Investment? [View article]
    I missed the subtraction. So starting with 2014/01/09: (26.57-27.03)/27.03 = -.017019... (not your result!)
    etc
    ending on 2014/6/10: (27.19-27.03)/27.03 = .07917...

    stdev( -.017019, ..., .07917 ) = .038439, way more than your result.

    Thanks for your patience. ;-)
    Jun 16, 2014. 06:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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