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i've spent the last few months researching dividend stocks. i think i've come up with a pretty good list. most are megacorps. i've purposely tried to find good payouts in as many industries as possible. no bank/broker/insurance stocks are included - dont trust them. also not high on real estate, imo it's overpriced

here's who made my list. stock is listed and dividend yield (rounded down to nearest whole number

telecom -- at&t 5 percent, verizon 4 percent, bce 4 percent, tu 4 percent

oil -- exxon 5 percent, bp 6 percent, oxy 7 percent, amlp (pipelines) 8 percent.......many more to pick from

chemical - basf 5 percent, bayer 4 percent, dow 6 percent

pharma -- pfizer 4 percent, glaxo 4 percent

tobacco -- altria 8 percent, universal 5 percent

agriculture/food -- archer daniels 3 percent, kellogg 4 percent

advertising -- lamar (billboards) 4 percent

paper/lumber -- int'l paper 5 percent, wy 4 percent

manufacturing -- honda 3 percent

entertainment -- carnival cruises 4 percent

real estate -- mgp 6 percent (mgm grand casinos/hotels)

airlines -- aircastle 5 percent (leases planes to the airlines)


i have only bought a handful of my list so far. i'm averaging into them over the next two or three years. if the crash comes i will accelerate the buying
 

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i've spent the last few months researching dividend stocks. i think i've come up with a pretty good list. most are megacorps. i've purposely tried to find good payouts in as many industries as possible. no bank/broker/insurance stocks are included - dont trust them. also not high on real estate, imo it's overpriced

here's who made my list. stock is listed and dividend yield (rounded down to nearest whole number

telecom -- at&t 5 percent, verizon 4 percent, bce 4 percent, tu 4 percent

oil -- exxon 5 percent, bp 6 percent, oxy 7 percent, amlp (pipelines) 8 percent.......many more to pick from

chemical - basf 5 percent, bayer 4 percent, dow 6 percent

pharma -- pfizer 4 percent, glaxo 4 percent

tobacco -- altria 8 percent, universal 5 percent

agriculture/food -- archer daniels 3 percent, kellogg 4 percent

advertising -- lamar (billboards) 4 percent

paper/lumber -- int'l paper 5 percent, wy 4 percent

manufacturing -- honda 3 percent

entertainment -- carnival cruises 4 percent

real estate -- mgp 6 percent (mgm grand casinos/hotels)

airlines -- aircastle 5 percent (leases planes to the airlines)


i have only bought a handful of my list so far. i'm averaging into them over the next two or three years. if the crash comes i will accelerate the buying
DRIPS are great but one word of caution. I owned GM, a good dividend payer, before 08 and after they entered and emerged from bankruptcy I got 0, no new issued stock etc, nada. SOL. Granted that was a giant crash situation but...
 

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any miners paying good dividends?
rio tinto pays good divs. two big divs per year. they use the euro model -- the divs swing with the earnings. if i add a miner to my list, this is probably it.

freeport mcmoran pays 2 something percent
 

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i would love to own coke and pepsi. perhaps i'll get a chance if the market crashes. i'm trying to stay with 4 percent or more on div yield.

the two exceptions on my list (honda and archer daniels) are between 3.6 and 3.9. i'm willing to reach a little bit below 4 for the 800 pound gorillas of their industries. coke and pepsi certainly make that cut -- just need their stock prices to tank
 

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no matter the price, the dividend stays 5%+

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No utility's in that list.
SO has been good to me
PPL also pays a decent dividend but the stock price is a little flat.
love southern. it's one that i would want to own if the div was closer to 5 percent. i''m all around it - with the oils and the amlp. duke is another one like SO that i would like at a discount from today

ppl - brushed across it and saw the coal plants.....so i moved on. nice div though

my util game is weak.. they feel like real estate to me -- a little pricey in today's market (for my taste)

when they are 5 or 6 percent i'm shopping them
 

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So what does the forum think about M1 Finance & Robinhood?

They both offer free trades and M1 let’s you buy fractional shares.

I stick with a more established broker, fidelity. But everyone on YouTube says m1 and robinhood are legit.

I could go from buying every month or longer to buying every week if I didn’t have to pay commission.
 
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no matter the price, the dividend stays 5%+

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that's a badass fund. low duration, high yield, bb bonds, like the top 10 holdings

if i were in the market for funds i would probably include it.

the .4 percent expense ratio takes all of the fun out of it. i could build similar and keep my .4 percent. so could add .4 to its yield and get much more enjoyment creating and tinkering with it myself

thanks for the tip!
 

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So what does the forum think about M1 Finance & Robinhood?

They both offer free trades and M1 let’s you buy fractional shares.
dont know much about them. except that they drove schwab to start offering commission free trades. i think ameritrade and e-trade are following suit

best brokerage i've dealt with is fidelity. 4.95 per trade on stocks....tons of products -- bonds, cd's, etc
 

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So what does the forum think about M1 Finance & Robinhood?

They both offer free trades and M1 let’s you buy fractional shares.

I stick with a more established broker, fidelity. But everyone on YouTube says m1 and robinhood are legit.

I could go from buying every month or longer to buying every week if I didn’t have to pay commission.

I use Robinhood. Easy interface both on the desktop and my Iphone app.

Only downfall so far is the limited amount of stocks you can trade, but crypto is supported.

Oh and You can trade every day if you like!
 

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So what does the forum think about M1 Finance & Robinhood?

They both offer free trades and M1 let’s you buy fractional shares.

I stick with a more established broker, fidelity. But everyone on YouTube says m1 and robinhood are legit.

I could go from buying every month or longer to buying every week if I didn’t have to pay commission.
TD Ameritrade just went 'free' trades today!
 

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Funny...I was just thinking about dusting off my dividend aristocrats list. HOWEVER, I’ll be sure to look for companies not also engaged in the scam of stock repurchases. Also avoid companies borrowing money to cash flow the dividend payouts.
 

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Vanguard High Dividend Yield Index Fund ETF SharesNYSE Arca:VYM
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$87.13

0.6457 (0.75%)
Bid
87.11
Ask
87.12
B/A Size
100x2900
IIV
87.11
High
87.14
Low
86.61
Volume
355,739 (Below Avg)
As of October 4, 2019 12:39pm ET
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Gross Expense Ratio
0.06%
Net Expense Ratio
0.06%
Total Assets
$35B
SEC 30 Day Yield (as of 08/31/19 )
3.39%
Distribution Yield (TTM)
3.16%
Ann. Dividend/Yield
$2.80/3.24%
Ex-Dividend Date
9/24/2019
Premium/Discount
0.07%
52-Wk Range
73.18 - 90.11
Low
High

Leveraged ETF Factor
100
Fund Inception
11/10/2006
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About this ETF
The investment seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index that measures the investment return of common stocks of companies that are characterized by high dividend yield.The fund employs an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the FTSE High Dividend Yield Index, which consists of common stocks of companies that pay dividends that generally are higher than average. The adviser attempts to replicate the target index by investing all, or substantially all, of its assets in the stocks that make up the index, holding each stock in approximately the same proportion as its weighting in the index.
Trailing Total Returns
Market Return %
(as of 09/30/2019)NAV Return %
(as of 09/30/2019)Market Return %
(as of 06/30/2019)NAV Return %
(as of 06/30/2019)

1-Month+3.90%+3.81%+6.65%+6.64%
3-Month+2.45%+2.46%+2.75%+2.46%
6-Month+5.27%+5.28%+13.72%+13.77%
Year-to-date+16.51%+16.58%+13.72%+13.77%
1-Year+5.38%+5.36%+8.70%+8.73%
3-Year+10.58%+10.57%+10.29%+10.28%
5-Year+9.35%+9.36%+9.00%+9.00%
10-Year+12.63%+12.61%+14.15%+14.16%
Since Inception+7.82%+7.82%+7.78%+7.78%
 

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Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Index Fund ETF SharesNYSE Arca:VIG
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High
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Volume
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As of October 4, 2019 12:42pm ET
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Gross Expense Ratio
0.06%
Net Expense Ratio
0.06%
Total Assets
$48B
SEC 30 Day Yield (as of 08/31/19 )
1.81%
Distribution Yield (TTM)
1.77%
Ann. Dividend/Yield
$2.11/1.81%
Ex-Dividend Date
9/24/2019
Premium/Discount
0.08%
52-Wk Range
91.68 - 121.21
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Leveraged ETF Factor
100
Fund Inception
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About this ETF
The investment seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index that measures the investment return of common stocks of companies that have a record of increasing dividends over time.The fund employs an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the Nasdaq US Dividend Achievers Select Index, which consists of common stocks of companies that have a record of increasing dividends over time. The adviser attempts to replicate the target index by investing all, or substantially all, of its assets in the stocks that make up the index, holding each stock in approximately the same proportion as its weighting in the index.
Trailing Total Returns
Market Return %
(as of 09/30/2019)NAV Return %
(as of 09/30/2019)Market Return %
(as of 06/30/2019)NAV Return %
(as of 06/30/2019)

1-Month+1.45%+1.33%+6.63%+6.74%
3-Month+4.32%+4.15%+5.47%+4.15%
6-Month+10.03%+9.94%+18.61%+18.77%
Year-to-date+23.74%+23.71%+18.61%+18.77%
1-Year+10.12%+10.05%+15.51%+15.67%
3-Year+14.80%+14.78%+13.69%+13.71%
5-Year+11.51%+11.49%+10.40%+10.42%
10-Year+12.78%+12.76%+13.64%+13.66%
Since Inception+8.94%+8.93%+8.77%+8.78%
Inception Date: April 21, 2006
Performance Details
Total return reflects performance without adjusting for sales charges or the effects of taxation, but is adjusted to reflect all actual ongoing fund expenses and assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. If adjusted, sales charges would reduce the performance quoted.
Performance data quoted represents past performance, is no guarantee of future results and may not provide an adequate basis for evaluating the performance potential of the product over varying market conditions or economic cycles. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance data quotes. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.
Standardized Returns
Market Return %
(as of 09/30/2019)NAV Return %
(as of 09/30/2019)Market Return %
(as of 06/30/2019)NAV Return %
(as of 06/30/2019)

1-Year+10.12%+10.05%+15.51%+15.67%
5-Year+11.51%+11.49%+10.40%+10.42%
10-Year+12.78%+12.76%+13.64%+13.66%
Since Inception+8.94%+8.93%+8.77%+8.78%
Inception Date: April 21, 2006
Sector Breakdown
Cyclical27.04%
Basic Materials4.63%
Consumer Cyclical10.49%
Financial Services11.92%
Real Estate0.00%
Defensive35.11%
Consumer Defensive16.27%
Healthcare12.84%
Utilities6.00%
Sensitive37.84%
Communication Services3.68%
Energy0.00%
Industrials23.07%
Technology11.09%
Portfolio Details
Top 10 Holdings
CompanyYTD Return
(as of 10/03/2019)% of Assets

Microsoft Corp+34.17%4.50%
Visa Inc Class A+31.02%4.46%
Procter & Gamble Co+32.44%4.46%
Walmart Inc+24.86%4.22%
Comcast Corp Class A+29.40%3.62%
Johnson & Johnson+1.66%3.43%
McDonald's Corp+18.28%3.02%
Abbott Laboratories+12.08%2.72%
Medtronic PLC+17.56%2.63%
Costco Wholesale Corp+41.87%2.35%
* represents an International company or one without a recognizable symbol.
 

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DNP Select Income Fund NYSE: DNP - Closed end utility fund



BuySellPrice$12.89Day's Change

0.10 (0.78%)
Bid12.88Ask12.89B/A Size1200x3700Day's High12.92Day's Low12.79Volume
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  • Prev Close12.79
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  • Avg Vol (10-day)320.0K
  • Last (time)12:44p ET 10/04/19
  • Last (size)100
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    10.00 - 12.99LowHigh

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Do you any criteria besides dividend yield?
 

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Do you any criteria besides dividend yield?
prefer the megacaps of their industries

personal biases against industries - esp ones that are imo too expensive

some cases their recent earnings reports

some cases dividend history

some exposure to int'l desired -- so i have honda, basf, bayer, two canadian telecoms, glaxo, bp....

last 5 year stock price action -- flatish is good. way up is bad

look at each stock through these prisms
 

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Today with hindsight I can say investing in one company is risky. Sad that it is this way but that is how it is and I think an indexed fund might be the way to go these days. Just my opinion though
 

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Today with hindsight I can say investing in one company is risky. Sad that it is this way but that is how it is and I think an indexed fund might be the way to go these days. Just my opinion though
i agree. averaging into index funds is the ticket for young investors. esp for large cap stocks.

small caps, the data is less convincing.

index funds are a wild ride -- zero defense. subject to yuge crashes. and not much income via dividends.

my purpose is to have more income than index and less risk. i'm willing to forego some of the capital appreciation that index funds thrive on (at this point in my life).......old man years
 
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This article is a month old but it still is applicable I think. Should we go to a negative interest rate situation one would think dividends would be the only way, without selling the shares, the soon to be retiring baby boomers could get income driving the price of stocks up. (do you wn diligence because my thoughts and stocks always go down)

Why Bank of America Says Dividend Stocks are the Only Play Now


Updated Sep 3, 2019
Despite projecting that the S&P 500 Index (SPX) will close 2019 at 2,900, roughly unchanged from the Sept. 3 open, Bank of America advises investors to "stick with stocks--if only for the dividends," in a report released today. "The asset allocation decision remains easy for us. Stocks are still cheap relative to bonds, and in a yield-scarce world, 60% of S&P 500 stocks have a dividend yield above the 10yr. [U.S. Treasury Note]," they write.

"Driven by declining yields, high dividend yielding stocks have outperformed low dividend payers since late July," observes Dennis DeBusschere, a leader of the portfolio strategy team and investment policy committee at investment banking firm Evercore ISI, in a note to clients quoted by CNBC. He sees "further upside for dividend payers as nominal bond yields remain depressed."

Occidental Petroleum Corp. (OXY), which yields 6.7%, and drugmaker AbbVie Inc. (ABBV), with a 6.5% yield, are cited by CNBC as examples of high dividend stocks that may outperform going forward. Another alternative suggested by CNBC is dividend-focused ETFs, the three largest in terms of assets being the Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF (VYM), the SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (SDY), and the iShares Select Dividend ETF (DVY).

KEY TAKEAWAYS
  • Amid low interest rates, high dividend stocks are outperforming.
  • The U.S.-China trade war is sending rates down, and raising risks.
  • BofA sees high dividend stocks as the best alternative for investors.
Significance For Investors
Uncertainty generated by the protracted trade war between the U.S. and China has been a major factor driving interest rates down recently, with the yield on the 10-Year T-Note reaching its lowest level in three years last week, CNBC reports. They add that high dividend stocks historically are favored by investors in low interest rate environments.

"Relative to 2Q07's peak, the S&P 500 has more high quality stocks, half the leverage (1.9x net debt/EBITDA vs. 3.7x in'07) and more earnings stability (13% std. dev. of GAAP earnings growth vs. 25% in '07)," BofA writes. "For long-term investors, valuations suggest +6% annual returns; add 2% for dividends and this beats most fixed income offerings," they add.

Topping the list of stocks with the highest dividend yields are, per Nasdaq.com: oil and gas storage and transport company Martin Midstream Partners L.P. (MMLP), 28.90%, real estate investment trust (REIT) Tremont Mortgage Trust (TRMT), 20.42%, and Credit Suisse Nassau X Links Crude Oil Shares Covered Call ETN (USOI), 19.36%. Note that high yields may indicate high risks.

Looking Ahead
Trade tensions, Federal Reserve interest rate policy, and U.S. tax policy remain risks for stocks going forward, BofA says. Moreover, "2Q YoY EPS growth would have been negative for the first time since 2016 absent buybacks," they add.

Additionally, the report finds that economic policy uncertainty in the U.S. has hit a three-year high, and notes that high policy uncertainty tends to increase stock market volatility. Regarding policy uncertainty, the report also looked at the effect of President Trump's tweets on the market since 2016. On days when he tweets more than 35 times (which happens 10% of the time), the market is down on average, but it is up on average when he issues fewer than 5 tweets (which also happens 10% of the time).

New tariffs announced by Trump in August increase the downside risks for S&P 500 EPS growth through 2020, may damage business confidence and consumer confidence significantly, BofA warns. "Tread cautiously," the report concludes.
 

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This article is a month old but it still is applicable I think. Should we go to a negative interest rate situation one would think dividends would be the only way, without selling the shares, the soon to be retiring baby boomers could get income driving the price of stocks up. (do you wn diligence because my thoughts and stocks always go down)

Why Bank of America Says Dividend Stocks are the Only Play Now


Updated Sep 3, 2019
Despite projecting that the S&P 500 Index (SPX) will close 2019 at 2,900, roughly unchanged from the Sept. 3 open, Bank of America advises investors to "stick with stocks--if only for the dividends," in a report released today. "The asset allocation decision remains easy for us. Stocks are still cheap relative to bonds, and in a yield-scarce world, 60% of S&P 500 stocks have a dividend yield above the 10yr. [U.S. Treasury Note]," they write.

"Driven by declining yields, high dividend yielding stocks have outperformed low dividend payers since late July," observes Dennis DeBusschere, a leader of the portfolio strategy team and investment policy committee at investment banking firm Evercore ISI, in a note to clients quoted by CNBC. He sees "further upside for dividend payers as nominal bond yields remain depressed."

Occidental Petroleum Corp. (OXY), which yields 6.7%, and drugmaker AbbVie Inc. (ABBV), with a 6.5% yield, are cited by CNBC as examples of high dividend stocks that may outperform going forward. Another alternative suggested by CNBC is dividend-focused ETFs, the three largest in terms of assets being the Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF (VYM), the SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (SDY), and the iShares Select Dividend ETF (DVY).

KEY TAKEAWAYS
  • Amid low interest rates, high dividend stocks are outperforming.
  • The U.S.-China trade war is sending rates down, and raising risks.
  • BofA sees high dividend stocks as the best alternative for investors.
Significance For Investors
Uncertainty generated by the protracted trade war between the U.S. and China has been a major factor driving interest rates down recently, with the yield on the 10-Year T-Note reaching its lowest level in three years last week, CNBC reports. They add that high dividend stocks historically are favored by investors in low interest rate environments.

"Relative to 2Q07's peak, the S&P 500 has more high quality stocks, half the leverage (1.9x net debt/EBITDA vs. 3.7x in'07) and more earnings stability (13% std. dev. of GAAP earnings growth vs. 25% in '07)," BofA writes. "For long-term investors, valuations suggest +6% annual returns; add 2% for dividends and this beats most fixed income offerings," they add.

Topping the list of stocks with the highest dividend yields are, per Nasdaq.com: oil and gas storage and transport company Martin Midstream Partners L.P. (MMLP), 28.90%, real estate investment trust (REIT) Tremont Mortgage Trust (TRMT), 20.42%, and Credit Suisse Nassau X Links Crude Oil Shares Covered Call ETN (USOI), 19.36%. Note that high yields may indicate high risks.

Looking Ahead
Trade tensions, Federal Reserve interest rate policy, and U.S. tax policy remain risks for stocks going forward, BofA says. Moreover, "2Q YoY EPS growth would have been negative for the first time since 2016 absent buybacks," they add.

Additionally, the report finds that economic policy uncertainty in the U.S. has hit a three-year high, and notes that high policy uncertainty tends to increase stock market volatility. Regarding policy uncertainty, the report also looked at the effect of President Trump's tweets on the market since 2016. On days when he tweets more than 35 times (which happens 10% of the time), the market is down on average, but it is up on average when he issues fewer than 5 tweets (which also happens 10% of the time).

New tariffs announced by Trump in August increase the downside risks for S&P 500 EPS growth through 2020, may damage business confidence and consumer confidence significantly, BofA warns. "Tread cautiously," the report concludes.
thanks for the article. i'm one of those people that they are talking about. i would much rather have more allocated to cd's. but 2 or 3 percent is a bit low. so i'm having to allocate some to the div stocks to try to goose it a little higher than that. i will be happy if i can get 4ish percent blended between cd's and div stocks
 

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I already had an m1 account, I’ve never put any real money into it but I think I’ll start.

I’ll start with Exxon and Ford. They both look attractive.

F is at 6.91% and near its lows.
 

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enjoy my studies re this topic. i'm picking off a few on my list as time goes by....averaging in slowly. my mentality for this is to look at each purchase as an annuity for yearly income

example -- if i buy 100 shares of exxon for 70 dollars, $7k is being used to pay me $384/yr in income every year unless/until something happens to change that. exxon has a ridiculously good dividend history, so less risky than most.

example 2 -- exxon drops to 65 dollars because some oil drama. i pick off another 100 shares for $6.5k. that brings total to 13.5k invested and yearly income of $768.

one thing that i'm struggling with is when i buy a stock for income and its price shoots up 15 or 20 percent in short order. should i sell and pocket that as a trading dividend? then reinvest that money elsewhere.......or let it ride? thoughts?
 

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one thing that i'm struggling with is when i buy a stock for income and its price shoots up 15 or 20 percent in short order. should i sell and pocket that as a trading dividend? then reinvest that money elsewhere.......or let it ride? thoughts?
I would think that a dividend increase would follow such a shoot up in price. Keep it.. unless you see something more lucrative.
 

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muj,

holding some ford for the dividends and will let it sit awhile, no exxon currently
as EO speaks to, but with a caveat,
you do have to beat inflation or there is no reason to hold them,

he says 4% blended makes him happy,

that is right at the edge of being a losing proposition re inflation,
locking up dough in treasuries is a situation I am not interested in, not even a little
cash can sit in a savings account until the opportunity to put it to work arrives,
and then you don't have to worry about, early outs, penalties, etc. and they damn sure aren't paying enough to take title over it far as I am concerned.

EO,

your question depends, as if in taxable account, any transactions short term are income
changes your answer possibly then if it was a retire account and a trade doesn't impact taxes.

I sold off 1/2 my AG for exactly that reason, and will let the rest run for now, and if it drops, just buy more back again

that 1/2 out can go off to another fishing hole, or wait for the next opp.
 

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I bought some Exxon back in the days of double digit interest rates when first married and reinvested the dividends ever since. I can't say for sure but I think the dividend rate on my original purchase was somewhere in the neck of the woods of 10-11%.
It is worth quite a bit today...sometimes it scares me.
Good luck to all of you though and I hope Exxon et al is as good to you as it has been to me.
 

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enjoy my studies re this topic. i'm picking off a few on my list as time goes by....averaging in slowly. my mentality for this is to look at each purchase as an annuity for yearly income

example -- if i buy 100 shares of exxon for 70 dollars, $7k is being used to pay me $384/yr in income every year unless/until something happens to change that. exxon has a ridiculously good dividend history, so less risky than most.

example 2 -- exxon drops to 65 dollars because some oil drama. i pick off another 100 shares for $6.5k. that brings total to 13.5k invested and yearly income of $768.

one thing that i'm struggling with is when i buy a stock for income and its price shoots up 15 or 20 percent in short order. should i sell and pocket that as a trading dividend? then reinvest that money elsewhere.......or let it ride? thoughts?
Sell and take the profits unless we’re talking just a few shares. XOM trades in a range that will most likely allow you to buy back in at in a few months.
 

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just for reference, here is a weekly stock and a dividend schedule for exxon for those interested

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Here’s my dividend holdings that I’ve had for years. I try and keep it at 20 stocks but sometimes hold 22 or 23 depending on the market conditions.

AAL
AAPL
ADM
BAC
CAT
ED
F
HRL
IBM
INTC
IP
JNJ
KO
KR
MO
PFE
SNDR
T
VLO
WMT
WTR
WY
X
XOM

AAL, KR, & X I will be trading out of once they get near my exit targets. I normally just trade these when they get hammered by the market and normally don’t hold them for more than a few months.
 

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Here’s my dividend holdings that I’ve had for years. I try and keep it at 20 stocks but sometimes hold 22 or 23 depending on the market conditions.

AAL
AAPL
ADM
BAC
CAT
ED
F
HRL
IBM
INTC
IP
JNJ
KO
KR
MO
PFE
SNDR
T
VLO
WMT
WTR
WY
X
XOM

AAL, KR, & X I will be trading out of once they get near my exit targets. I normally just trade these when they get hammered by the market and normally don’t hold them for more than a few months.
I have held a lot of stocks that you have over the years but in more recent times been trying to move more into a dividend oriented ETF mainly because I am getting old and do not want exposure to one company going bad for my wife's later years. Consider some of the old "good as gold" stocks in the old Days like Eastman Kodak, Xerox, Polaroid or in more modern times like WorldCom or Enron.
I see you h ave some Phillip Morris that I bought back in the day as well...that stock has been a super money maker but today, being Kraft, Miller Breweing etc has been taken out of it I am not as confident as I once was in it.
NOne the less you have a great list there and my compliments!
 

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So you think you can beat Buffet and his inside knowledge that built his empire on dividends? Why not just buy Berkshire they have B shares.

Why not take your $ and put into laddered CD's & take monthly income & invest, safeguarding your principal?

TIAA Bank has CD's guaranteed to be in the top 5% of returns.

If you had a 10K CD maturing every month (120K total investment for easy math) even at 2.5% you would have $250 a month to dollar cost average in or create an income stream.
 

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So you think you can beat Buffet and his inside knowledge that built his empire on dividends? Why not just buy Berkshire they have B shares.

Why not take your $ and put into laddered CD's & take monthly income & invest, safeguarding your principal?

TIAA Bank has CD's guaranteed to be in the top 5% of returns.

If you had a 10K CD maturing every month (120K total investment for easy math) even at 2.5% you would have $250 a month to dollar cost average in or create an income stream.
Simply put: Less risk = less reward.

If you pay attention you should be able to get better than the CD rate.
 

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So you think you can beat Buffet and his inside knowledge that built his empire on dividends? Why not just buy Berkshire they have B shares.

Why not take your $ and put into laddered CD's & take monthly income & invest, safeguarding your principal?

TIAA Bank has CD's guaranteed to be in the top 5% of returns.

If you had a 10K CD maturing every month (120K total investment for easy math) even at 2.5% you would have $250 a month to dollar cost average in or create an income stream.
have cd ladders too. it's the 'safe' part of my paper game

if i recall, the old man dislikes dividends. prefers capital appreciation
 

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Sell and take the profits unless we’re talking just a few shares. XOM trades in a range that will most likely allow you to buy back in at in a few months.
exxon hasnt made the move i spoke of. i caught MO at the bottom (vape hype). also DOW has made a sizeable move since purchase. you think i should take the profits in those?
 

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muj,

holding some ford for the dividends and will let it sit awhile, no exxon currently
as EO speaks to, but with a caveat,
you do have to beat inflation or there is no reason to hold them,

he says 4% blended makes him happy,

that is right at the edge of being a losing proposition re inflation,
locking up dough in treasuries is a situation I am not interested in, not even a little
cash can sit in a savings account until the opportunity to put it to work arrives,
and then you don't have to worry about, early outs, penalties, etc. and they damn sure aren't paying enough to take title over it far as I am concerned.

EO,

your question depends, as if in taxable account, any transactions short term are income
changes your answer possibly then if it was a retire account and a trade doesn't impact taxes.

I sold off 1/2 my AG for exactly that reason, and will let the rest run for now, and if it drops, just buy more back again

that 1/2 out can go off to another fishing hole, or wait for the next opp.
i'm doing this in pretax and roth ira's - so no tax crap
 

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Simply put: Less risk = less reward.

If you pay attention you should be able to get better than the CD rate.
The current 2.1% or so rate on CDs shouldn't be hard to beat.
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