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December 2009

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Disappearing Buybacks?

December 26, 2009 – Comments (11) | RELATED TICKERS: PEP

    It's a tricky world out there.  There always seems to be new things to have to be on our guard against.  They don't always have to be new,either...  [more]

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You Won't See This Coming - But You'll Wish You Had!

December 19, 2009 – Comments (31)

The other night I responded to Anticitrade's blog to defend dividend investing (Dividends? How About Divishuddup!)  One of the criticisms leveled at dividends was concerning their importance to an investor retiring to live off the stash he spent years building.  I want to address this better here than I did in my comment there.  Anticitrade felt dividends were unnecessary for retirement income.  After all, why couldn't a retired investor simply sell off shares on a regular periodic basis to get their income.  As I read through a comment thread that was quite long, I was quite surprised that nobody pointed out the flaw in this line of reasoning.  [more]

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I'm Shifting Gears - I Know More Now Than I knew Then

December 19, 2009 – Comments (0)

I've been nervous for a while about some of my holdings.  Windstream keeps leveraging itself to death, making more acquisitions.  Standard & Poors keeps giving it a 5-star rating, on the basis that its acquisitions are "cash-flow accretive"  and its dividend will be even more well covered.  But it's a wireline company, in an intensely competitive industry.  I like moats.  But in an intensely competitive field I don't think this company has one.  [more]

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A Dividend Investor's Declaration Of Independence

December 06, 2009 – Comments (8)

Hi'.  I'm truthisntstupid.  Is it about time I created a blog or two now and then instead of just posting comments?  Well, I thought I'd give it a whirl and see what happens.  Some of you have certainly at least run into comments from me now and then.  I believe I was able to take advantage of the stock market clearance sale we had earlier this year because of certain attitudes and beliefs I've picked up in the course of being a lifelong bookworm that has been addicted to reading and studying about investing for a lot longer than I've actually been doing it.  [more]

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