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  • Misguided Interest In Dividend Paying Stocks [View article]
    David - Thank you - my thoughts exactly - well if I could write them out as well as you have.
    Dec 17 12:46 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Misguided Interest In Dividend Paying Stocks [View article]
    I am not an investing Guru - I do NOT know how to calculate and or interpret the data to be confident in "value-oriented strategies".

    What I do know how to do as an investor that handles my own investments, and one who does NOT trust financial advisers (here in Canada they do NOT have to act in your best interest) - I do know how to pick stocks off the fab lists by Mr. Fish. Stocks which have done very well historically, and have returned to my portfolio this year better than 38%; yes I am including the dividends and the growth from DRIPping my dividends.

    The DG method of investing is "good enough" for myself - one who does not have the time to constantly do research - I will have to live with the CAGR return of 20% that I have gotten over the last five years...poor me
    Dec 16 01:34 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What's Your (Dividend Growth) Number? [View article]
    McDivvies - love it!

    Gotta remember that term the next time I review my portfolio :-)
    Nov 4 03:48 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel Has No Answer For ARM Architecture [View article]
    Kofi - kudos to your Troll style business model - well done.

    Step One - Come up with a snappy article title
    Step Two - Write inflammatory content
    Step Three - Cash cheque
    Step Four - Write another tomorrow
    Oct 23 12:31 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Larry Ellison Compensation Hoopla Is Overblown [View article]
    Some very interesting points here..
    Sep 27 12:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft's Financial Win With Nokia Acquisition [View article]
    I have been long MSFT for some time now, very pleased with my returns so far. I have not intention of dropping it anytime soon.

    I am excited to see what develops from access to the patents - using overseas cash to get them.

    Love the overseas cash aspect of this more and more - allows "repatriation" of cash to US via an asset purchase - love it.
    Sep 9 11:58 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • PepsiCo And Coca-Cola: What Does Their Future Hold? [View article]
    My long term plan is to also have a position in both. Currently just hold KO - 'cause it tastes better! ;-)
    May 31 11:08 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • PepsiCo And Coca-Cola: What Does Their Future Hold? [View article]
    Do your KO 52 week numbers take into account the 2/1 split in August?
    May 30 04:44 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dripping Works: A Real-World Example [View article]
    When I say - "re-think" - more in line with using the dividends to fund diversification - I don't think I will ever stop DRIP all together - it is too effective and helps keep costs down.
    May 22 11:37 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dripping Works: A Real-World Example [View article]
    Good points - love it.

    As a smaller investor at this point - I would like to comment on Point #4.

    Allowing my dividends to accumulate to fund another purchase is simply too slow - the fees of smaller purchases do not make it effective for me to buy in this manner.

    This technique, for me also takes away some of the power of compounding that is afforded by DRIP every quarter.

    When I get to point where I am bringing in the $1500.00 a month as you are - congrats - I may re-think things.
    May 21 08:21 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • There Is No Such Thing As A 'Dividend Strategy' [View article]
    I disagree - some of us are still learning - and having these points made, maybe even over and over again - help
    Apr 11 12:41 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Still Transitioning To A Dividend Growth Portfolio [View article]
    Good to read another fellow Canadian's story.

    I too hold RY - has been a great one for me.

    I know what you mean about moving to a more blue chip heavy portfolio - I am thinking of cashing in my big gains in AQN and moving to a less speculative choice.

    TGH is a great stock - I wish I had kept on course - I originally had it around $31 - panicked when it dropped in to the $28 range - sold and funded my KO buy - just in time to see TGH vault all the way over $40 - sigh - oh well lesson learned to trust and be more patient... still KO was a solid purchase.
    Apr 9 03:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Coca Cola Is An Investment In Happiness [View article]
    Something folks should also be aware of with KO

    From their Computershare brochure -

    Reinvestment of Dividends
    – Each dividend reinvestment will entail a
    transaction fee of 5% of the amount
    reinvested, up to a maximum of $2 plus
    $0.03 per share* purchased.
    That said I am long KO myself.
    Apr 3 11:49 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Coca-Cola Is Better Than PepsiCo [View article]
    Long KO myself - just moved in after the split, happy so far

    Like the style of you breakdowns - simple, easy to understand - classic K.I.S.S.

    Thanks for posting!

    Ps - gotta go with Coke as tasting better too....
    Mar 4 01:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Avoiding Tunnel Vision In Your Dividend Growth Investing [View article]
    Wow - sick number of comments - most good food for thought though.

    I thank you for outlining some of the concepts, F.C.F. etc. for those of us still on the climb up the learning curve, along with some idea of what you look for when looking at a stock.

    Feb 25 01:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment