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  • Retirement Strategies: Corrections Are Great For Dividend Investors [View article]
    Hello RS, good to be reminded about the bluest of the blue and that for the DGI, this correction is the for sale sign. This is where an important part of portfolio management is realized. Cash reserves. All those times I looked at the cash balance and thought - it's not producing it's just sitting there. Well, we are (imo) fast approaching liquid liberation day. I agree with Doug Meeks above, when the S&P hits 1650 - 1700 my full attention will be on the markets and mkt. news. Thanks for the well written article RS and for the superlative job on your news letter. For the first time (in many tries) I feel like I have someone knowledgeable in my corner.....Rom
    Feb 3 11:27 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Launch Of This New Portfolio Could Bring Us Closer To 'Alpha' [View article]
    Well done RS.I'm already on board with many of your picks,just need to drop a few of mine and add a few of yours.I have a good feeling about your picks and format.Particularly holding the div's in cash reserve for the best possible opportunities.

    Thanks for the hard work and attention to detail friend,on behalf of everyone who has the courage to benefit....Rom
    Oct 1 08:43 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Embrace Corrections As Opportunities, Not Catastrophes [View article]
    Thank you RS,and to all who read this article let me say (in my opinion) information at this high level of value - is rare if not non-existent.These are not just suggestions to improve your positions,this article,in it's entirety,is a blueprint to prosperity.

    Key notes for me: Get out and stay out of debt. Spend less than you make-forever.In irrational times,(panic) be the buyer-not the seller.

    Be patient.Let the market come to you and it will.Discern the differences between wants and needs - they will help you identify risk at a primal level.

    I am going to make a printed copy of this article for myself and archive a copy in the computer.I will also be forwarding it to every disillusioned rainbow chaser I know. I can't recommend strongly enough that this readership does the same.Thanks again RS-don't think I want to know what we would do without you....Rom

    Jun 2 12:07 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Team Alpha Retirement Portfolio: Dividend Investing Vs. Annuity Purchasing [View article]
    RS,wonderful qualifier on what I like to call a money trap.In my observation insurance companies design,produce,or contribute ...nothing.They leverage my premiums into their profits and little else.The fear factor is an excellent point you make.If I don't feel inadequate enough about my ability to direct my own finances,they are quick to provide more reasons why I can't do it without their expertise.In no small part this includes guilt over leaving loved ones destitute.The annuity,in my opinion,is eclipsed in it's inadequacy only by a whole life policy whose generating prowes is at least that of a mason jar.

    Tempered by hard won discipline,nothing motivates me more to achieve my goal than being told..... I can't do it........Rom
    Mar 2 12:38 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Team Alpha Retirement Portfolio: Is The Government Shut Down A Signal To Sell? [View article]
    Standing by w/ cash crammed coffers - will positively increase from that short list.

    Congress? Govt. shutdown? Everyone in congress is still getting paid and I hold all parties responsible for this schoolyard crap. selective shutdown methinks is more accurate.....Rom
    Oct 4 07:48 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla's Non-GAAP Fairy Tale [View article]
    John,Thank you for the article.As always (imho) well thought out and well executed.On more than a few occasions,I've experienced the anticipatory pangs of poising the needle close to somebodies dream bubble.The reaction - predictable and I take no joy.I like to think there is a service done here that by far,supersedes the casual witness.

    As for Tesla,I see a miner touting a handful of high grade ore - no indication of a pocket or a vein - much less a mother lode and getting a premium price for perhaps.I like the car and just about everything the co. has done.The history of the man N.Tesla,who gave us the 20th century,does not compel me to set aside my business of conservative dividend growth investing.The risks seem all to real.The rewards - perhaps....Rom
    Aug 10 06:21 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Portfolio Management Takes Focus, Discipline And Implementation [View article]
    Bully RS,well written and balanced representation of what you and this site are about.If it is essential that I am told when,why,and where to pull the trigger,then I am not ready to support myself.I must learn who I am,where I want to go and the best way to get there.This site and the positive participants who contribute is a rareity in my opinion.Here,I learn how to think-not what to think.If SA pulled the plug tomorrow(God forbid)I am confident of continued success,at least in some measure,because of my experience here.Thank you for the continuing good work....and patience. Rom
    Feb 24 08:03 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • North Dakota aims to double pipeline capacity [View news story]
    I don't believe the administration knows the meaning of "coincidence" Deep Value.

    The irony is (imo) the turmoil and chaos the powers must create to justify the need for their governance, is completely transparent to any who care to look.

    Self indulgent excessive government is not the cure - it is the illness....Rom
    Jun 24 09:06 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Zynga: Will The Mattrick Turnaround Work? [View article]
    Jason, very good perspective on Z. I acknowledge that this little co. doesn't have a huge overwhelming advantage in it's corner of the industry, but then neither does it's competitors. I believe that under Mattrick's guidance, Z has more ways to succeed (by many times) than it does to fail. I am not waiting for a catalyst to appear, IMO, they are already here as you outlined in your article.

    Long ZNGA and if it drops enough to significantly lower my share cost average, I will add accordingly....Rom
    Mar 30 07:47 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Absurdity Of Not Investing In Dividend Stocks For Retirement [View article]
    Good morning RS and all.I have only had about 6 yrs. total experience in the markets and it became painfully clear all to quickly that conservative DGI was the only way to fly.

    Why don't more people do this?In my opinion we all stand on one common denominator,the desire for profit.How we fulfill that desire is as varied as the participants.This author,this site -are the eye of the storm for many - myself especially.If I could gift anything to the future of todays youth,it would be to teach them that this cunning, insatiable demon called the stock market,is in fact a tool with which they can build a greater command over their own destiny - and DGI allows you better quality of peace while doing it.Thanks RS....Rom
    Jul 27 10:00 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Young And Restless Portfolio: It Is Time To Sell Google [View article]
    I think these are good moves RS.Not all high risk bets are bad,they're just high risk and must be indulged accordingly.

    I like GALE in particular but what has my attention of late,is the generally good news hovering around ZNGA.When (not if) Euro gambling revenue starts coming in,this little stock may see some action.To that end I make myself and all here a promise.If I am fortunate enough to see my investment double - I sell 1/2 and let the rest run until it is time to liquidate all.This includes all high risk positions I hold. Going long GALE / long ZNGA. Thanks RS for another one well executed......Rom
    Jul 17 12:07 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Investors Should Take Advantage Of Misguided Fear [View article]
    Helicopter Ben - you've done it again! The frightening part of this RS, is that these educated, powerful leaders of finance, need to test market sentiment at all. Yo Ben! Just some friendly advice - on your next fishing trip, don't pull the drain plug to see if the water comes in or goes out until you're back on shore. Ah well.I suppose I should be grateful. Once again the blue light specials are coming on and my add to - is underway.

    Double - talk RS? Yes. From a different part of the same world, I offer a similar condition. "In as many words as possible, convey a message whose meaning can only be interpreted as slightly less transparent than mud". This procedure is called - Gobbledegook.......Rom
    May 25 11:13 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Staking the fate of his hedge fund on a large short of Canadian banks (BMO, BNS, RY, CM) and the loonie (FXC), Vijai Mohan's arguments of a property price bubble fueled - in part - by an emerging markets growth bubble aren't unfamiliar ones. A third leg: That the country's banks are the world's best capitalized is a falsity, owing to a required "risk-weight" of just 9.9% on mortgages (the U.S. is 35% minimum, Australia 15-20%, Europe 20%). Should regulators impose a higher rate (it's under discussion), the nation's lenders would be forced to raise capital and/or reduce dividends. [View news story]
    Take care shorts.DGIs like myself have been waiting a long time for these banks to drop into "sale" mode to pick up more shares.I will personally speak for 250 more if the price is right-particularly RY.In a gently expanding world economy,tight discerning lenders can do very well.I would have to see a massive cut in the div.before I would consider selling......Rom
    Apr 27 09:53 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Start-Up Dividend Portfolio For Beginners [View article]
    RS,you do us all a great service-beginers and veterans alike.

    After much study and contemplation,I believe there is no power in the corporeal universe equal to compounding.Reinvest and reinvest again until you are confronted with the ultimate problem - what am I gonna do with all this money?.....Rom
    Apr 10 09:17 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Your Retirement Savings Last? [View article]
    Hello RS,thank you and your points' well taken.If I were inclined to day trade,swing trade or swoop and scalp(and I am not)I would still be putting all the profits into the best blue chip dividend payers I could find.My portfolio contains a great deal of the"retirement"pics - courtesy you and SA.It requires some attention by way of trimming, tweaking and the occasional enhancement.Just like a small garden,almost nothing happens overnight.Patience is the regulator here.I sleep well,I harvest only what I need,and leave the seed stock to continue.......Rom
    Mar 9 09:44 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment