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    How about a thread to post long term dividend stocks. Here is a article to start it off.

    http://www.briefing.com/Investor/Pri...akingStock.htm

    Dividends can, and should, be used by investors as an investment tool to enhance performance over time. With corporate balance sheets flush with cash and corporations increasing share buybacks and payouts, dividends will become a significant part of total returns.
    Since January 1980, the S&P 500 Index had a total return of 2,568% - 56% of which was derived from the receipt of dividends, according to Standard & Poor's.
    Asset allocation, however, depends on the individual investor. These are stocks you buy for the long-haul, five to ten years. Therefore allocation will depend on your investment horizon and risk tolerance. There are tax benefits to consider as well.
    When it comes to stock selection, there are several factors to consider. As economic growth prospects wane, performance within cyclical and non-cyclical sectors varies. Investors should use these trends to their advantage, buying cyclical dividend paying stocks during periods of economic growth and non-cyclicals during periods of decline.
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    Hey Show-me,

    Nice article, there were several on there, that I wouldíve loved to owned, but I had to draw the line somewhere. Here's pretty much what I do. I got into divvy stocks just to have some additional flexibility outside my TSP and the mutuals I have.

    Dividend and decent yield stocks are pretty much all I buy, since itís for my Roth and I really donít have the amount of funds to make it worthwhile to be a trader to buy and sell, in sufficient quantity to make a profit based on percentage rises in stock prices, so I go the stock Divvy and yield route mainly, though I do have about 6 stocks that have a yield below 3%, but those 6 all produce decent divvyís, ie JNJ, PG and UTX are part of those 6.

    But the remainder of about 14 are above 3 % up 10% yield (Shipping stock DSX). But when I started buying back in October 2006, thru Sharebuilders, I decided on a strategy, that I later came to find out was called the Dogs of the Dow (DOD). So though I mainly follow that DOD strategy with T, GE, and PFE, etc, I also have thrown in a couple of Elec Utilities (nice divvies), a railroad/ethanol/highway congestion for pin action stock in TRN, some energy stock (BP, SLB and SPE) and a couple of pure international exposure stock in UL and NVS, though GE and UTX also have international exposure. Also ECOL, WFC and MCHP for added diversity. I try to have enough defensive stocks that the Dems canít hurt me to much in 2008, at least thatís my idea. People still have to buy toilet paper and food, though Sheryl Crowe sure put a crimp in the old tp stock.

    So most every one of my stocks are pretty consistent Divvy producers, Oh yeah one spec stock in SYNM.

    I also have one ETF XLB, cause it had so many stocks in it that I would have loved to have had, but ya canít buy them all. So Iím pretty maxed out on the number of stocks, though I may pick up a water utility stock in the near future.

    Iím a newbie and still learning, but it sure has been fun doing it and with Sharebuilders, I buy a few shares 5 or 6 times a month.

    Well the NFL draft starts up here in an hour and I got all my outside work done, so I can loaf a little this weekend. And with 40 acres, I sure do enjoy my loafing time, when I can get it.

    CB

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    CountryBoy,
    Excellent post! Thank you for sharing you strategy and picks!
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    Thank ya Show-me,

    I'm hoping this will be a fairly active thread, cause I'm always looking for new ideas and advice.

    See ya around,
    CB

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    Quote Originally Posted by CountryBoy View Post
    Thank ya Show-me,

    I'm hoping this will be a fairly active thread, cause I'm always looking for new ideas and advice.

    See ya around,
    CB
    Me too! Speaking of 40 acres, got go tear out some old fence. Wanna help? lol
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    From John Lonski, Chief Economist, Moody's Investor Service.

    "About half of all U.S. households own stocks either directly or through mutual funds, a three-fold increase since the early 1980s, according to a 2005 study by the Investment Company Institute. Much of that growth has resulted from the increased availability of defined-contribution retirement plans, especially the 401(K). While the growing concentration of stocks in retirement and college-savings plans have reduced their impact on immediate spending, a growing stock market can also have indirect effects by improving employment security and enhancing job opportunities. Will a rising stock market boost the economy by putting more money in people's hands? Maybe. But stock holdings are concentrated among the wealthiest Americans, (holy grail for Birchtree) who are least likely to spend their earnings. In 2001, the top 10% of all U.S. households owned three-quarters of all taxable stock, and the wealthiest 1% owned 29%." More than ever before, thanks to 401(K) plans, the stock market is of greater importance to households. Love those dividend reinvestment plans, money comes in every three months like clock work.

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    I've never bought an individual fund. I've always held mutual funds throughout my lifetime, but am thinking about taking the plunge and buying some individual stocks. Birch and others, what would you all recommend as a start? I'm not looking for high risk, but something to build some confidence in buying individual stocks.
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    Talking Dogs Of The Dow

    http://www.dogsofthedow.com/dogytd.htm

    http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com...ghReturns.aspx

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...ividend+stocks

    Here some I Googled. CountryBoy mentioned the Dogs of the Dow (DOD) as buying opportunities. I like it!
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    Just a suggestion VB,

    When I first started looking, GE (GE) and AT&T (T) were the first 2 stocks I added to my Roth. They were 2 historically solid stocks with good divvies, different sectors and the price was right, mid $30, though now I've added a few stocks in the $60 range, but of course it does take longer to build up the shares in those stocks, especially the way I can afford to do it.

    Then study, study, study. One hint that I found useful, esoecially early on, was to look at the best growth, value or divvy paying mutual funds (just google them) and see what their top 10 holdings may be, that'll give ya an idea of what the better stocks are. As I said earlier, I definately prefer stocks that historically have paid divvies, but I also got an odd ball or 2, but they were much later additions as I became more familiar with stocks.

    Rus


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    What is the rules for getting a dividend anyways? Do you only need to own the stock for one day to get it? If so, why doesn't everyone just buy the stock for the day the dividend pays? Probably something like the share price takes a hit the same day the dividend pays?
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    I'm not sure. I know there is a cut off. Give me some time and if no one answers I'll try to find something out this evening.
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    I'm not sure what the time period either. I know most pay quarterly. Checking back on my records, I received a divvy on my Duke stock and had only owned it for about a month and a half.

    This sounds like something for someone like Birch, who has invested in stcoks a whole heckuva longer than I have. I'm curious about this also.

    CB

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