Monday, May 26, 2014

Should Income Investors buy at the High?

Buying at the high; should you?

If a company pays 3.5% in dividends and has raised dividend payouts every year including the very difficult years of 2008, 2001, 1994, 1992, 1987 (spans my investing career,) and has a good balance sheet you should buy it even at the high.    Don’t put all your money in that stock but it is okay to nibble.  In this post let's look at some other opportunities.  

Monday, May 12, 2014

Sell in May and Go Away

TheMoneyMadam is not selling in May, but I had some nice calls taken last week so I am taking Alfred Ferol on a trip.

I will return in two weeks.

Email me if you need help finding Dividend Machines, Covered Calls on Dividend Stocks, or Discount Bonds....


Thursday, May 8, 2014

High Risk Income - Golar GLOG

This post is about a stock called Gaslog, symbol GLOG.  Gaslog engages in the ownership, operations and management of liquified national gas vessels.

Folks this stock is not a Dividend Machine but it is in the right "space."   Perhaps it will be another Qualcomm.  GLOG's similarities to QCOM and my rationale for buying this stock are described below

Monday, May 5, 2014

Arch Coal Bond update

Speaking of bonds;  yes I sold the Alcoa Bond for $105.25.   Another junk bond I profiled a while ago is an Arch Coal Bond.    It is not doing as well as the Alcoa Bond.   But the Wall Street Journal has an interesting article on this bond today.    Below are the links to my original post and to the WSJ article.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Selling Alcoa Bond

Alcoa (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I am often asked to write about stocks that I sell.   I don't sell any stocks in the model portfolios I follow on this web/blog, and I rarely sell stocks in my own portfolio.    This post is to inform you that I am going to sell the Alcoa Bond I profiled last year.    Here is

Saturday, May 3, 2014

How to beat VIG and SDY

We are disciplined income investors who follow the problem solving techniques we were taught early in our professional lives.

It gives me great pleasure to measure the Dividend Machine Strategy that uses four simple criteria for stock selection and learn that we can beat even the best ETF's.

Friday, May 2, 2014

ET versus Individual Stocks

Retirement Strategy: ETF Portfolio Versus The Stock Only Portfolio, A Glaring Update $AAPL, $CVX, $DLN, $F, $GM, $JNJ, $KO, $MCD, $MO, $MSFT, $PFE, $PG, $SCHD, $SDY, $T, $VIG, $VYM, $WMT, $XOM