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  • Dividend Aristocrats In Focus Part 38: McDonald's [View article]
    Long MCD since 2007. It is highly unlikely they will increase the dividend by 7% per year. The last couple of years it was only increased by approximately 5%. So doubling the dividend in 10 years is probably not realistic considering the high payout ratio & estimated 7% EPS growth. I hope I'm wrong & you are right.
    Nov 19, 2014. 07:41 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Strong Dividend Growth Continues For McDonald's [View article]
    Like KO.
    Sep 24, 2014. 12:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Strong Dividend Growth Continues For McDonald's [View article]
    How can you say it is "strong" dividend growth when they only raised it approximately 5% two years in a row. If it was 8% like KONA I would agree with you.
    Long MCD since 2007 but disappointed in the dividend growth.
    Sep 24, 2014. 12:49 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Might You Want Fries With That? McDonald's Is A Market Bellwether [View article]
    I am long MCD since 2007 and have no plans to sell. BUT the 15% DGR for the last 5 yrs is a mathematical mirage. Last year's dividend raise was only 5% and the two previous dividend raises were only 10% each year. With earnings weakening we won't see anything near 15% this December. A raise of 8% - 10% this year would be fantatic but most likely it will be in the 4% to 5% range.
    Aug 9, 2014. 10:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Keurig Green Mountain About To Be Acquired By Coca-Cola? [View article]
    MCD disposed of Chipotle.
    Jun 24, 2014. 02:00 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Tortoise Strategy: Part 16 - CM Dividend Is 4.07%. You Can Get 7.61% If You Buy Now [View article]
    I see - looks like you meant 9/20/14 not 1/20/14.
    Apr 9, 2014. 04:15 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Tortoise Strategy: Part 16 - CM Dividend Is 4.07%. You Can Get 7.61% If You Buy Now [View article]
    Twice you refer to writing the 1/20/14 calls. Do you mean 1/20/15 calls?
    Apr 9, 2014. 04:04 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Tesla's Gigafactory Becoming A Gigafarce? [View article]
    Sounds to me like you are overthinking things. You maybe protest too much me thinks.
    Apr 8, 2014. 06:53 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Most Important Article I Could Ever Write On Dividend Growth [View article]
    You better check CINF 5 yr div growth. It is more like 1.18% instead of 11.87%.
    Apr 2, 2014. 11:56 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • My Dividend Portfolio: Evaluating AT&T [View article]
    In addition to the lack of stock appreciation is the lack of any significant dividend appreciation (growth rate). I feel there are better opportunities for stocks with dividends in the 4% range with stable & steady growth rates in the 8%, 10% and even 15% annual growth rates. For example LMT.
    Dec 9, 2013. 04:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ConocoPhillips: A Dividend And Total Return Stalwart [View article]
    COP is a core holding for me since $55.70 a share. However, although it has a great dividend and yield it seems to be stuck in the "utility" mode. Hasn't raised it's dividend in over 2 years. I realize we got PSX and that has done quite well - but as they say; what have you done for me lately?
    May 26, 2013. 10:50 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Companies selling coffee are expected to continue to skate by with high prices on premium coffee despite the recent drop in coffee commodity costs. Channel checks and recent sales reports indicate demand and pricing power is as strong as ever. Perking up: Starbucks (SBUX), Dunkin' Brands (DNKN), McDonald's (MCD), Green Mountain Coffee (GMCR), Tim Hortons (THI), and Whole Foods Market (WFM). [View news story]
    How do you "sell" something that is "free"? I'm confused.
    Apr 5, 2013. 10:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Best Diversified Portfolio For Dividend Investors [View article]
    OXY yield is 3.16% and COP yield is 4.45%
    Apr 3, 2013. 10:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Coca-Cola For Your Retirement Portfolio [View article]
    The symbol for Procter & Gamble is PG not PNG.
    Apr 3, 2013. 04:30 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Income: Portfolio Design For Maximum Current Income [View article]
    Nice article and good list of stocks. My only concern is that some of the stocks listed have only been paying a dividend for 2 years or less and have no history of paying dividends and no history of growth. For instance HTA, dividends paid since 2011. Not much of a history on which to make a recommendation to a client I would guess you do a good fundamental analysis before making your decisions. This is not a criticism rather an observation.

    I did enjoy the article and am looking at some of your selections for further consideration after doing due diligence.
    Mar 27, 2013. 09:45 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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