Topic Archives: dividends

“Make Fannie-Mae ‘Fatcats’ and ‘Bailout’ Bureaucrats Put $17,500 Into Your Pocket This Year… “

Bitterness over the financial bailouts seems to have waned a bit, but there’s certainly a strong vein of anger to mine … and that’s exactly what copywriters are paid to do. This time, it’s in an ad for Jim Nelson’s Lifetime Income Report — and this is the investment idea he’s got for you: “This […]

“One Share Millionaire” with the “U.S. Postal Secret”

Quite a number of you, it appears, have seen this recent ad from Stansberry & Associates, trying to sell you a subscription to the 12% Letter by Tom Dyson. The teaser begins with the intriguing promise that there’s a “Postal secret” that will let you become a “1 share millionaire.”
“Whether stocks go up or down… some companies return tens of thousands of dollars a month starting with just a single share. But you can’t buy them on the market: They’re available through the U.S. mail. ‘It’s almost impossible not to make money’… says the SF Chronicle. What?

December’s “Income Security of the Month”

A big part of the advertising that comes out for Carla Pasternak’s High Income Investing is by way of their writeups on the “income security of the month” — and, as she has done this month, she often recycles these ideas … it looks like today’s “Income Security of the Month” was also the income security of the Month for October.

Times are tough, everyone’s cutting back — so no need to hire another copywriter if you’ve got a perfectly good sales letter sitting around!

Some of the comments below first appeared in this space back then, which now seems a lifetime ago, but I’ve added some more info and done some updating.

“These special hybrid securities not only provide strong returns during market turmoil thanks to the ‘AAA’-rated portfolio of their parent company — they also provide unlimited upside potential since the shares are convertible at any time into stock of the underlying company.”

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  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    We do see these kinds of adds all the time -- often headlined with the word "Checks" -- ...

  • This is a long term investment, not a get rich today buy. It appears no one read the entire message from Alex. I have be...

  • Just a tip from a Thinkolater follower! I have a Canadian stock “CNXXF” that seems to a be a REIT-style set up! My p...

  • You mention in the article that Altius is one of your largest personal holdings. Has that stock paid good past dividend...

  • How do i receive my dividends since 31st march, 2008...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    REITs are not scams, generally speaking, but they're not miraculous money-generators either. REITs own the buildings an...

  • Thanks for the clarification on this subject. Think it would be better for me to invest in precious metals. This feder...

  • But, Irregular, Green talked about dividends. Are you receiving dividends from this stock that make it worth it on that...

  • Trying to re-post my January 14th cannabis comment: Hi Hittman, Cannabis investing is very speculative, invest only wha...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    I don’t know how their dividends are classified, if they’re earnings or return of capital. Canadian withholding sho...

  • There seems to be a more consistent and faster profit out of the special dividends. Sell short prior to ex-dividend dat...

  • And yet the pundits continue to praise the practice as "returning cash to the shareholders". The only shareholders who ...

  • Lest anyone thinking only Navellier has a Dividends newsletter...

  • I wrote and asked Contrarian Income Report to address the comments by Billo Jenkins. In his email response Jonathan Butt...

  • I had NMM a few years ago and was bathing in its high dividends, when it crashed from about $11 to its present value. Th...

  • Wow sounds like a scheme to me! Will not use the. “P.” word! But one can not make aggressive payouts of any kind wit...

  • How about PDRx Pharmaceuticals? For the year 2018 they paid $3.06 in dividends. In 2017 they paid $.30 a share. At th...

  • Those are surprising recommendations from Lichtenfeld, given that NONE of them are on his current recommended list! I'v...

  • That's good, but in spite of the huge dividend from WPG REIT, I will stay with the Thinkolator and say no to these 3 r...

  • So I just watched Dr Smith's promo for Tradestops lifetime at $3500 (plus sales tax)- looks like something I would reall...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    That’s where the market makers and brokers will open trading the first day ex dividend, and that makes sense in a perf...

  • The other thing that seems to happen with the Trump and Patriot Checks, which are based on the same dividends, is that a...

  • It is ok, some big misses, but winners too. But overall I have lost money with them as st O k price regressive offset di...

  • Why not just buy GAB and earn at least 10% dividends/year with a 30 year track record. 30 years, 10% per year....

  • re: stop losses/buy limits. Like most of the rest of you, I have my own personal investment philosophy on stop losses ...

  • Subscriber for 18 months and stuck with it too long. The basket is too big for most investors (19 funds in the portfolio...

  • Travis - if the P/E is 103 and the dividend is 4%, how is the dividend "safe"? Stock price is just over $100, with earn...

  • Earning dividends from investments in Marijuana related businesses is intriguing. Have you looked at Compass Holdings (...

  • When I think of extreme dividends potential... I think of KMI who has programed their dividend to increase over time and...

  • I've been jumping around all over the place today starting with "Extreme Dividends" Teaser. So I will just comment on th...

  • I started out with DRIPs over 20 years ago. I still have several but most are less than 100 shares. I then stopped DRI...

  • First of all, you should never subscribe to any stock/option advisory service without a trial period (eg. 30-90 days) in...

  • I don't understand how BXMT is a "dog". It's been paying 0.62 per share since 2015. If you bought anywhere at or about $...

  • Investigate (CIM) Chimera, aREIT that pays 10+ % Dividends Annually on a Quarterly basis and has done so Continuously fo...

  • Church & Dwight is another star in this category. Great products, consistent dividends, and lots of diversity beside...

  • Actually to be totally honest Bill over the past 20 years Whole Life has paid dividends of 5-7% not 4-7% as you have sta...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    Sorry that I wasn't clear, Nick. There are, of course, no free "payouts" that you "fill out a form" to receive. This t...

  • when you buy or sell shares, you dont buy/sell them from/to another shareholder, BUT you go to a stockbroker who gets th...

  • the tech side of the market is rarely valued on dividends (income) and always valued on growth. that is the Micron dilem...

  • I haven't looked at $MU in a long time. With so much earnings why not pay a fat dividend - wouldn't that drive the share...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    Likely a very similar idea, but Heritage Checks is a made-up term from a different newsletter (Stephen Leeb's Complete I...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    Did you read the article above? This is a capitalist move, not a racist move (or at least, not any more racist than any...

  • Three years late here, but I would've saved a whole lot of money by finding this article sooner. Bryan Perry is still se...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    Did you read the article? Take a minute. Of course they're not real in the way they're selling, they're just dividen...

  • Does eCobalt pay dividends ?!...

  • Actually, they recommended buying it in their Retirement Millionaire Portfolio in November of 2010 at $26.94, are still ...

  • Unfortunately, Diane, it's not a list that you sign up for and they send you a check. These are REITs (Real Estate Inves...

  • It's not good to hold foreign stock in tax deferred accounts because you can't claim the foreign tax paid since they are...

  • Me too. Buy a hotel REIT, like AHT but ONLY under $6. They pays good dividends too....7.5%. I buy dirt cheap and ...

  • Good plan, Dave. I'm 58, do not have time to GAMBLE with hard-earned cash. DRIP plans invested in solid companies tha...

  • FOXCONN .... I looked at the financial fundamentals and a recent balance sheet. The company is a relatively solid comp...

  • The Bio for the HNHAF founder matches the Bio they give in the story. I was able to buy small quantities (like 42) w...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    They do mention or picture Fayez Sarofim in some of the ads, if that's what you're referencing -- he's a junior owner of...

  • Aussie G Uncle Porter Stansberry was telling his followers some years back that "The End of America" was nigh and cha...

  • I am looking for higher dividends, around 8-10% a year. This newsletter is called the DIVIDEND MACHINE. I NOT found an...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    Not exactly, but similar — all dividends from owning different kinds of stocks....

  • 3 out of 4 trades have lost over 25% of their value not including dividends over the past 3 months....

  • It has to be bonds. They are talking about how YOU can profit. Sounds like dividends to me....

  • VZ. Personally, I own a full position that I recently started as their yield went up and for the further possibility of...

  • invest in an utility, like philadelphia electric. the stock does not increase or decrease very much, but the dividends ...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    The vast majority of regular corporation stock dividends will be “qualified,” the place where you typically find unq...

  • Is there data available showing which dividends are qualified dividends?...

  • where do I find stocks paying qualified dividends?...

  • This "liberty Vouchers" are certificates you can get if you invest in a certain international company... you receive div...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    Haven't looked at that just yet, but he's probably touting one of the REITs that owns primarily government buildings -- ...

  • $SCCO NP I have fond memories of Southern Copper. I owned them back when they were $PCU, and said back then that you c...

  • After examining the video further, I think it is nonsense. Here is why: He claims the ignition event (first dividend) f...

  • $ABBV yes I agree with OKumiau. I'm steadfastly ignoring the almost daily reminders from Schwab that I have to do some...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    Hi Mason, sounds like you're off to a great start. I agree that the long-term growth in China is compelling, and puttin...

  • Have owned Abbot for over 25 years. Always reinvested dividends. Truly best in class management devoted to shareholder v...

  • Travis why do you own so much Berkshire in your portfolio when returns are in par with the S&P500 and BRK pays no divide...

  • One of my hopeful China stock just came out. Its $IQ no dividends yet but could have a strong future......

  • Thank you for your offer. I would like to find a source of financial info. like, earnings dates, dividends, forecasts,...

  • On Banyon Hill Publishing. I am novice at investing so did not check when stocks were first bought in the model portfol...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    That's probably true. I am trying to disclose as much as I can in a reasonable way, but there isn't a clear annualized ...

  • Keen1991: No offense taken. It's sort of depressing that this forum has reached the point that you felt the need to ask,...

  • It depends on the structure of the ETF or ETN. If there are structured as a C Corp, then there are no tax issues like o...

  • I heard that too, and knowing that the "34.6 B" was made up of dividends, did a little math. Depending on the mix, the p...

  • These special dividends can be appealing, but I should warn you they don't always work as you hope. I was intrigued by ...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    Because part of the appeal of these stories is that investors often get excited about big special dividends and therefor...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    No. Options prices are adjusted for large special dividends....

  • The devil is in the details. These are usually good income producing investments, however they are called units because ...

  • "IPOs rarely start out paying dividends, unless they happen to be income-focused companies (REITs, MLPs, etc.)iscussion"...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    IPOs rarely start out paying dividends, unless they happen to be income-focused companies (REITs, MLPs, etc.) -- the typ...

  • Based on historical research - averages of IPOs ok - what year do they start paying dividends? If you have the data, a...

  • Many touts DO actually come right out at the beginning and tell you it's about writing puts. But THEIR "special sauce" u...

  • The idea of buying existing equity “at a discount” did once work to the best of my knowledge. There used to be a few...

  • Dividends are wonderful, except for the hit the stock price takes afterwards. Some recover, some not. To side track a ...

  • I agree, at first I thought he was great. well educated Cornell, and conservative. However I am down over 100,000 becaus...

  • This creep is a total scam artist. All this is mlp's paying monthly or quarterly dividends. That's all no special checks...

  • STM – I started investing in my taxable account about 25 years ago, funding it with savings and investing in large cap...

  • Thanks, Roger, that's all good advice. Our situation sounds like it is a little different. My wife is probably the most...

  • $no ticker I have a general investing logistics questions that I'm hoping for input on. I need to open an IRA, a Roth...

  • Not all that surprising as this is not a growth newsletter- the stated goal is 8% income for retirees and ppl living off...

  • +Candice Warren you are pretty much in the same position I am. You are SS recipient with a little extra money to invest...

  • Cleveland Thanks Travis I will learn a lot more on Jackpot Digital NagaCorp is such an interesting dividend paying st...

  • Gr8Full!

    EXCELLENT post! https://www.stockgumshoe.com/reviews/real-wealth-strategist/comment-page-1/#comment-4975063 Author: ...

  • Look about me and check e-Trade for companies I admire. Years back when I noticed the Walmart parking lot was always fu...

  • I just joined. NO, he does not use trailing stops and he emphatically states he does not sell based on low share price,...

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