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  • Could The Oil Discovery In South Australia Be A Game Changer?  [View article]
    I searched the find on the net and saw that COP,TOT,CVX, and PTR had investments in the area as well. I am a bit more cautious and would be happy to go with a supermajor oil company and collect my dividend. The small companies bet is higher risk/higher reward and not for me. I appreciate the article.
    Mar 3, 2013. 11:12 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • My Dividend-Focused Portfolio: Past, Present, Future  [View article]
    I am holding money from those sales and holding new money for better entry points. I think we may have better points this summer. I have made a couple of small biotech/device purchases recently that I will hold and follow. Those are high risk high reward, but I put only a small amount of money that I designated for a high growth segment of my investments.
    Feb 17, 2013. 11:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Dividend-Focused Portfolio: Past, Present, Future  [View article]
    I too had a position in Fairholme that I had for years that I recently sold because of the AIG and sears fund holdings. I also recently sold TEF and wish that I had sold it when the dividend cut was announced. I continue to hold TOT but watch it closely. I have PEP and will continue to hold it. Nice portfolio and I enjoy your articles Guraaf.
    Feb 17, 2013. 09:19 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Aflac Incorporated: Dividend Stock Analysis  [View article]
    I own Aflac and agree with your evaluation. This is the first stock that I have seen you give 5 stars. Are there any others?
    Feb 4, 2013. 09:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Contenders In Value For The Accumulation Phase And/Or Income Distribution Phase Of The Retirement Portfolio  [View article]
    Thank you for the article. I look forward to the challengers article. I appreciate the break down by earnings growth. I have a couple that I am looking to add but am waiting for slightly better entry points. I have another 15-20 years till retirement so I am looking for faster growth.
    Feb 4, 2013. 09:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Procter & Gamble: Breakout?  [View article]
    Thank you for the excellent article on PG. I am waiting for a pullback before purchasing. I agree that summer may bring better prices.
    Feb 4, 2013. 08:56 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • My First Quarter Income Stream Watchlist  [View article]
    Just curious, are you going to wait till later in the year for additional purchases? The market is on a tear and I have cash from a few legacy mutual funds to invest. I think summer may have better buying opportunities.
    Jan 27, 2013. 03:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Managing Your Portfolio - Selling  [View instapost]
    Excellent article. I have been asking the sell question of several people and I like your answer. I owned TEF and sold it after the dividend was suspended. I agonized over the sell and delayed , watching the share price continue its fall before selling. I have been thinking about sell decisions and plan on sticking to them in the future.
    Jan 24, 2013. 07:52 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Attractively Valued Blue-Chip Dividend Champions For Your Retirement Portfolios  [View article]
    Another great article. I appreciate the lists. I have a position in KMB and noted that you had it listed as overvalued, are you going to sell your position? If not at what point would you sell?
    Jan 23, 2013. 08:58 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bullish Catalysts Make GTx Top Biotech Buy For Q1 2013  [View article]
    Not true.
    Jan 23, 2013. 07:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Valuations Just Aren't Compelling Up Here  [View article]
    I am glad to hear someone else say what I have been thinking. I have exited a couple of positions and have a couple of mutual funds that I have been trying to decide when to sell. I think that stocks may sell off soon and we may have some bargains in the summer.
    Jan 21, 2013. 07:22 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Investment Strategy: What Portfolio Withdrawal Rate Can You Live With?  [View article]
    I don't have an answer. The numbers from the accountant suggested that going to a 401k with a match might save money ,since some people would not invest in retirement to get the match. We stayed with a profit sharing plan since we wanted to ensure a retirement for our employees.
    Jan 19, 2013. 06:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Investment Strategy: What Portfolio Withdrawal Rate Can You Live With?  [View article]
    At my small company we have a profit sharing plan and some of the people at work will quit when they have enough in the plan to take off 2 years without working. Sadly, that is not uncommon.
    Jan 19, 2013. 10:36 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Portfolio For Do It Yourselfers: The 2012 Update (Part 1)  [View article]
    I was asking about declining dividend growth rate and at what point do you drop a stock. KMB as an example 10yr dgr roughly 9%, 5 yr 7%, 3 yr 7%, 1 year 4.3%.
    Sorry the question wasn't clear.
    Jan 9, 2013. 07:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Portfolio For Do It Yourselfers: The 2012 Update (Part 1)  [View article]
    Great portfolio! One question I have is the dividend growth rate that you would use as a reason to cut a stock 3%,4% or more? I would add that Mississippi is a well kept secret, but I have a lot of new neighbors from other states. I have several from California, New York,Ohio to name a few.
    Go REBS!
    Jan 9, 2013. 07:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment