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  • AT&T And The Dividend Controversy  [View article]
    I agree with your argument on the dividend. .01 makes sense per your analysis. At over a 5% yield who can complain! Not me! Income growth is still great! Go T!
    Nov 25, 2015. 06:28 PM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Talen Energy sells three Pennsylvania power plants  [View news story]
    Will this stock get off the ground? Been pretty dead since spin off....
    Oct 20, 2015. 07:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Verizon: Dividend Increase On The Way, Here's What I Expect  [View article]
    How does the news of VZ selling wireline to Frontier for $10.54 Bil affect you all's opinions on VZ? Just curious......does this clean debt enough to possibly raise the divi a little more for shareholders?
    Sep 2, 2015. 10:28 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Google roundup: Mobile payments, $2B+ contract, Search  [View news story]
    How does this affect T and VZ in the whole picture?
    Jan 20, 2015. 12:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Enterprise Product Partners Is Poised To Deliver Long-Term Value  [View article]
    EPD also announced a 2-1 split after next distribution payout.
    Jul 22, 2014. 03:46 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T Sounds Good Going Into Earnings Compared To Verizon  [View article]
    Probably get a $10 mil bonus too.
    Jul 19, 2014. 12:15 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cramer's Lightning Round - Buy Wells Fargo (7/17/14)  [View article]
    IMO stick with COP
    Jul 19, 2014. 12:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: Dividends Are Passive Income Generators For Retirement  [View article]
    I'm 56 years old with what I think is a good portfolio valued at almost 500K I'm long in several strong stocks with at least 3% or above in yield. Recently I sold 2 stocks, GPC and NUE, both are great companies and I profited very well over 50% with them. The yield however was getting much lower below 3%. I took the profits and reinvested in those strong companies I feel were going to continue to grow for my future income needs. One stock I will not relinquish is KO as it hovers right at 3% but I see future growth in value over time, plus its sympathetical as I inherited that stock. The others are in various sectors such as utilities(DUK, GAS, PPL, SO), Pharm(MRK), TELE(T, VZ), Oil(COP), MLP (EPD). To me these are strong companies with a low risk factor that I can rely on. Obviously anything can happen with stocks, so I have other investments in tax free muni bonds, mutual funds etc. But I think I am on the right path to success. Any other opinions is greatly appreciated.
    May 13, 2014. 11:53 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Personal Dividend Objectives Versus The Market Environment  [View article]
    Solid Utility stocks are a nice play too. Everyone has to pay their utility bills, I have other invested sectors such as(COP, KO, T) but for stability this is a must sector to be in for the long term as well. Long DUK, PPL, GAS, SO all paying a nice yield at 4% clip.
    May 13, 2014. 11:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is AT&T Trading At A Discount From Its Peers?  [View article]
    Amen! Long T and VZ, can't beat the former Bells!
    Apr 10, 2014. 10:13 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is The Leap Deal Good For AT&T?  [View article]
    Long T and VZ both were close enough to pay my similar bills with both as one provides my wireless phone and other provides my TV service. But now after today's loss, others are paying my bill for each service as I invested more even though T was up today.
    Apr 10, 2014. 10:10 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Use This MLP To Cash In On The Shale Boom  [View article]
    Long EPD, Divi growth each quarter, strong upward potential. Compounding quicker than yearly increases. A great combination that looks tremendous on paper to get stronger each reporting period. Will stay in portfolio a long time.
    Apr 10, 2014. 10:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: When Should We Sell Stocks From Our Portfolio?  [View article]
    Regarded, I like your strategy and am nearing retirement age. I'm DRIPing all my holdings and buying in occasionally when have some spare cash to put in. Only sold a couple of stocks out of need but best sell I had was HNZ when Berkshire bought it. I love increasing income every month.
    Mar 4, 2014. 12:14 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Verizon: An Undervalued Stock  [View article]
    I own both and there are parts of my main upper echelon of my holdings. Once I see a cut in other stock on divis I'm out. But I'm confident that e reduction in the near future is not in the cards.
    Feb 2, 2014. 09:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Coca-Cola products pulled from Lidl stores in Germany  [View news story]
    Key word... European "discount" supermarket chain. It won't be long, they'll be back on the shelves.
    Jan 27, 2014. 01:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment