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  • Why I Am A DG Investor [View instapost]
    Next month I'll be 65 and just don't have the patience and tolerance for individual stock swings.
    I can handle mutual funds and ETF's much better. I guess that's why I initially asked Dave for his comments about Global X (SDIV) yielding close to 8%.
    Also DIV, Super X Dividend US only is a high yield EFT.
    I really just wanted to know if these were good choices for building a Dividend Portfolio.

    Years ago I purchased three stocks-Manhattan Bagel, IGMM gaming, and Global Marine and sat with them until worthless.
    (six figures down the drain) I wish I could forget about them, but they still keep me up at night.
    May 19, 2013. 03:40 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Am A DG Investor [View instapost]
    David & Robert, I really appreciate your feedback.
    Over the past 30 plus years I have only purchased a handful of individual stocks and lost my entire investment each time.
    I always held on too long until the stocks were worthless.
    May 19, 2013. 12:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Am A DG Investor [View instapost]
    Your dividend growth portfolio is made up with individual stocks.
    I'm looking at the Global X Super Dividend ETF with a 12 month yield of 7.42%. Would this be a good alternative for those who are just not comfortable holding individual stocks.
    Appreciate your comments
    May 19, 2013. 08:33 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Jim Rogers Benchmarks Guide Commodity ETFs [View article]
    Any idea how RGRA differs from RJA--Rogers Int. Commodity Agriculture
    Feb 11, 2013. 08:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Are These 17% And 15% Dividend Yields Too Good To Be True? [View article]
    I really appreciate your explanation and most of it actually makes sense to me. I asked my wife this question this morning, and she wasn't sure of the answer. She's a retired CPA.
    Mar 18, 2012. 10:27 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Are These 17% And 15% Dividend Yields Too Good To Be True? [View article]
    I hope someone can answer this question that's been puzzling me.
    Let's say you buy NRGM and the dividend yield is 10% at time of purchase. The price of the stock falls in half shortly after purchase, but the dividend is not cut and remains the same for the next five years. You would get back 50% in dividends in five years based on your initial purchase. Would this make you whole again, even with the 50% drop in stock price?
    Mar 18, 2012. 08:07 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Investing Is Not Dead [View article]
    I guess I'm a little embarrased to ask this question cause I'm sure that many articles have covered this topic, but does the price of the stock go down when the dividend is paid? If Coke pays a dividend of $1.00 for the quarter, does the price of Coke go down by the dollar?
    Appreciate any replies that could be understood by an inexperienced investor.
    Feb 16, 2012. 01:30 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Global X SuperDividend ETF Offers One Stop, High-Yield Dividend [View article]
    Can anyone recommend an actively managed stock high yield mutual fund that is diversified with a yield over 4%???

    I'm not sure how to go about researching this.
    Sep 24, 2011. 03:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A High Yield Momentum Portfolio For September [View article]
    I was just looking at the High Momentum Portfolio on your site and total return shows 2.88% from beginning. Does this include the dividends?
    Sep 15, 2011. 11:00 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Rising Interest Rates Are on the Way. Here's How to Protect Your Portfolio [View article]
    I'm still at ABC and just trying to learn about dividend investing.
    LINC is one of the three US companies mentioned in the above article, and the total return year to date as of 9/13/2011 is (-40%)
    I understand that dividend investors are looking for higher yields, but just not sure why this stock would make the cut.
    Sep 14, 2011. 08:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sleep at Night Investments: Utility Preferred Shares [View article]
    Can you please tell me what percentage of your portfolio for someone 60+ should be allocated to these preferred utilities.
    What would your choice be today if you only had to choose three?
    I tried looking up the symbols in Fidelity, but most were not listed.
    I also entered the company name and no luck. Appreciate any help and thanks for writing this great article.
    Sep 13, 2011. 09:52 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Solid Income Portfolio Designed To Generate Dividend/Distribution [View article]
    This portfolio was designed to generate dividend/distribution income while being invested in relatively price stable companies

    The total return YTD of PGH is (15.5%), NYB (33%), KKR ((19%), and BK (34%) , BOX (15.5%) as of 9/9/2011. The other stocks are down about the same as the S&P 500 year to date.

    I know that I must be missing something here, but the four mentioned about just don't look like price stable companies to me. I probably should not be investing in individual stocks, but losing much more than the S&P 500 year to date would keep me up at night. I'm also over 60 and these look like very volitle stocks for a conservative income investor. What am I missing here?
    Sep 11, 2011. 01:08 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A List of High Dividend Dow Stocks [View article]
    Morningstar YTD returns as of 8/9/2011 different from yours
    AT&T 2.59
    MRK (11.27)
    PFE 3.94
    INTC .68
    J&J 2.36
    VZ 0.08

    Just curious where you are getting the YTD numbers as of 8/9/2011
    Aug 10, 2011. 02:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Constructing the Core of Your Dividend Growth Portfolio [View article]
    I'm trying to understand the performance numbers given on Morningstar in respect to dividends.
    Let me use ABT as an example

    12/31/09 Close $53.99
    12/31/ 10Close $47.91
    Loss in Price 6.08
    Percentage (11.3)

    12/31/09 Close Adjusted for Dividends $50.08
    12/31/10 Close Adjusted for Dividends $46.60
    Loss in Price 4.20
    Percentage (08)

    Morningstar shows total retuns for 2010 as (088)
    I actually asked this question a couple days ago and was told that returns posted on all the sites do not include dividends.
    However, from it looks like they do based on the numbers above.
    I'm not sure if I'm missing something Please help.
    Aug 7, 2011. 05:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Ideal Dividend Portfolio: Mostly REITs Coupled With High-Yielding Blue Chip Stocks [View article]
    I just want to make sure that I got this right.
    Are you saying that performance numbers given on Morningstar, MSN, Yahoo, and all the other sites for year to date and 1, 3, 5, 10 year returns DO NOT include the dividend payments made to investors?
    Aug 7, 2011. 11:06 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment