Topic Archives: dividends

Somewhat of a clickbait title, but let me explain myself. I love the idea of potentially being able to live off dividends when it becomes my time to retire. I would love to be able to never have to actually sell my retirement stocks to fund my retirement or do so at such a low […]

Robert Ross is peddling his Yield Shark newsletter from Mauldin Economics, and he’s doing it with an all-too-familiar “enroll in this income stream” kind of idea… in his case, he calls it the “Social Security Catastrophe Plan” and implies that it can “Boost Your Retirement by $185,040 Today.” Like most such offerings, there’s an undercurrent […]

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 […]

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?

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.”

“While most folks earn tiny 2%-6% dividends on Blue Chips (like Pepsi, Johnson & Johnson, and AT&T) savvy Americans are secretly “boosting” those small yields to dizzying heights – earning incredible 30%-50% on the exact same shares. Originally available only to executives at America’s richest Blue Chip firms, this income secret is now available to […]

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    I watched and tech royalties i think refers to coins that stake. So take cosmos - stakes at 5% current price is @$20....

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    I subscribe to their Contrarian Income Report and pick up some useful information occasionally. In my view the main pro...

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    So sorry to hear this happened to you and your family. I used to work for one of the large international brokerage firms...

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    Decent company for dividends. They have been raising the dividend a little each year. From .22 to .24 this year. So i...

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    I became a member shortly before retiring a little over a year ago. I have used the Oxford tools to determine my portfol...

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    I'm not Travis but statements like that don't take the reality of most investors financial world into account. I sold s...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    Yes on the dividends, and yes I only share my portfolio details, including this new project, with the irregulars....

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    Travis, a couple of quick questions about your lock box portfolio. First, if you purchase dividend paying stocks, will y...

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    Love the new portfolio idea, it is great to ringfence the " fun " money. The locking up reminds me a bit of the Odyssey,...

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    Marc, I wish I had read your book, Get Rich with Dividends and subscribed to The Oxford Income Letter when I first joi...

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    It's not like an answer of "smart" or "dumb" will actually be meaningful. My comments below are based on the premise th...

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    Rapid growth companies need their cash to fund growth which investors want more than paltry dividends. When growth slow...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    10-20 years ago, I think Berkshire would have crashed if Warren got hit by a bus. Today, I think it's actually more lik...

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    Those are just the ones I got to this week. I agree that dividends, and particularly dividend growth, are important, th...

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    I started the Oxford Income letter in Nov 2020 and have found Marc to be an exceptional investment guru. His book Gett...

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    I'm in SLVO and GLDI, for the metals but especially the dividends....

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    Marc - You are doing a fine job! I'm still building very slowly from social security savings , so I've only been able t...

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    I've been a subscriber since early 2013 and enjoy your in depth analysis and common sense approach to INVESTING as oppo...

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    I deeply appreciate that you continue to send the paper copies as I find them much easier to read. My aging eyes hav...

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    I've read Marc's book, and it makes a lot of sense, wish I would have read it 40-years ago. I feel safe with Marc's sugg...

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    The Oxford Club has revolutionized my investing. Of all the contributors at OC, Marc is my favorite, narrowly beating Mr...

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    So many times I have read answers to questions I didn't ask. Awesome. My favorite part is sharing different ideas with ...

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    My reading of Get Rich with Dividends coupled with Marc's down to earth insight sharing in the Oxford Income Letter rev...

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    Your newsletter opened a whole new world to me and my family. Great research, great but not lengthy analysis and investm...

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    I am 83 and still in growth stocks as I don't need the income from dividends...

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    I love dividends and watching my portfolio grow every month, quarter and year. My portfolio is now larger then it has e...

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    The Oxford Income letter, and Marc's book "Get Rich With Dividends" have changed the way I approach investing. I now fo...

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    I am not interested in making huge capital gains. I am looking for investments that pay a steady and substantial divide...

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    I have to say Mark, I have been very impressed with your Oxford Income Letter. I do have to pick and choose recommended ...

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    Hi Marc. In 2018 you recommended following stocks to buy saying that they have a very good potential to grow their divid...

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    Marc, you write at a level so we who are not financial gurus can comprehend. You stick to the basics and don't get d...

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    Marc, as an Oxford Club member for the past 17 years, I’ve gradually incorporated more of your perpetual dividend rais...

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    Exceptionally wise for one so young. Your picks for income have been off the charts. Capital gains far outstrip your r...

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    Have done very well with Mark’s advice. I use his ideas and ones I dig up on my own. I let dividends reinvest and many...

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    I meant to hit 5 star. I'm a believer that compounding dividends is the way to go to increase my wealth. The dividends ...

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    Marc's advice is perfect for this 82 year old who seeks dividends more than growth. The growth has been good but the div...

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    Marc, I have been a member of the club for a short period of time; about 1 year. A bit over 1 month ago I became a me...

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    Marc's insight into the marketplace is incredibly helpful. Not choosing all of his picks won't make him feel bad I am s...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    In that case I’ve explained poorly, sorry — shares are lent out by brokers, who lend out shares that are held by the...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    Limit orders are controlled by brokers, usually you’ll enter an expiration date when you place the order (or the broke...

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    In response to Albert: I assume the decline is due to extra excitement when the original newsletter was published, and ...

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    Curious as to thoughts about PSXP, got in a few months ago as high dividend, earnings seems to cover just fine, no big ...

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    Defense sector went up and then came down, so it has not done that great since end of 2018. Agree with you Travis that t...

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    The number of shares is not that important. What you are interested in are valuation, dividends, growth opportunities e...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    Dividend yields are pretty much always quoted on an annual basis, with the exception of special one-time dividends. Thi...

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    @katekm Those aren't bad fees at all for a bank. I don't think your Canadian banks are as greedy as the US ones. J...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    What's "Questionable" about them? Haven't seen that particular critique, though IIPR has been targeted by short sellers...

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    For a combination of Dividends + Market price gains I Love IIPR! They constantly increase dividends (now 2.63% cause sha...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    Dividends have generated a meaningful portion of total shareholder return over the last 100 years, for long-term investo...

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    Please comment on Closed end REIT funds like NRO and JRS. They pay much higher dividends because they borrow funds at 3...

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    Travis, My only R.E.I.T. stock holding is ARBOR REALTY (ABR) which recently has paid Dividends at the very rare rate of...

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    it is more than possible to build a lifetime of good income from an initial investment of $25,000 and no additional new ...

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    frankly, frank - i disagree. it depends on your risk tolerance, but there are plenty of decent investments that pay 8 -...

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    Thank you for the information, however I didn't get how to buy the q shares of this company or is it the actual qqq shar...

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    Got this same pitch today. Read synopsis and comments- they stopped paying dividends in 2019 and still under $5....

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    Travis, agreed GOLD.TO for the same reasons. I have $ 100k in that stock and of course it isn’t going to the moon, but...

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    Travis: I appreciate the investment analysis of the local insurance agency/brokerage business and the description of ...

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    Been with Contrarian Outlook since 2016. Still pleased. His specialty is CEF's, it's a plus, I believe. Monthly short...

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    I have two inexpensive services (same annual cost as Gumshoe) that I subscribe to and would recommend for a new investor...

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    From Tom Dyson's "Postcards" today: Tom’s response: Good question. One must always be planning the exit str...

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    I had just finished convincing myself the recycling company has to be TerraCycle and I see monty5235 above had already n...

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    I am not skilled in any way to try options. From the beginning I was told never use options you will lose your money. ...

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    Hi I just renew my subs to their Income Letter about 8 days ago and I was reading some of their "Perfect Penny Stoc...

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    Can you give more insight into: "I consider the proceeds I get from lending out my shares to short sellers to be somew...

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    There is some people that really dislikes Metalla. I guess one of the main reasons is the "bad" management, giving up ...

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    That's unnecessarily nasty. Some of us are new to the entire stock investing picture, other than what we have in retire...

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    Hi Travis I cannot find any other way to talk to you so I am becoming one of what I thought were rude people who change-...

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    I've been a subscriber now for about 9 months. The YTD returns, as of 6/20, on his current conservative and aggressive p...

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    All this success, and they don't pay even a penny in dividends? Retired, I don't own any investment that does not pay m...

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    When you "nibble", and I realize this is a broad question depending on the individual stock, are your "nibbles " in th...

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    Anyone know how to sell partial shares? I reinvested dividends with #IIPR and even though my limit order was for "Sel...

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    Hi Travis, great write up as usual. I have a quick gold related question ( if you could kindly endulge my very amateur...

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    I think the idea is that if your stocks are fundamentally sound in the first place and have a fairly long history of pay...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    Any given quarter's dividend is not particularly important, and it's certainly a judgement call to pick the "right" yiel...

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    Why do folks get all excited about a companies dividend? There have been several sessions over the last month, the stock...

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    Inve5tor: I sold 800 shares of MO in January 2018 at $70.46 but still hold about 1200 shares. I am holding and contin...

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    All great stocks. The market is signaling that these stocks with the possible exception of WM & J&J, are going ...

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    CA:PEY has dropped to $1.43. Apparently they still pay dividends. Are they going belly up? What happened? Are they s...

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    I've subscribed to CIR for two years now. I am working on my portfolio to use as an income stream when I retire in 5 yea...

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    Ethereum will pay a royalty when it switches to a PoS model from the PoW model it is currently on. It's likely a buy and...

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    I invested $10k last year. Returns have been good (dividends & appreciation). Good way to diversify with real est...

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    The latest came today. This time, from Roger Michalski, Publisher, "Systems & Forecasts" The pitch is combine...

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    Cryptocurrency IRA Investment Open Date Open Price Recent Price Dividends Returns Stop Loss Notes Bitcoin (BTC/USD) 11/...

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    Well, that's an easy decision for you. Don't buy Berkshire. For the ones who choose not to receive dividends from Berksh...

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    You don't have to reinvest the dividends, I don't need the income yet. I get a 1099 for tax purposes every year so pay t...

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    DRIP INVESTING ISN'T AS GREAT AS IT MIGHT SEEM. FIRSTLY WHERE DOES THE MONEY TO PAY THE TAXES ON THESE REINVESTED DIVI...

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    You can also get exposure from a few ETF's. UFO has a 5% share of it. Plus you also get SPCE exposure which has been d...

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    How can this be the one, didn't he say it pays dividends it pays no dividends? My broker says it has settlement issues ...

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    Hi Travis I found this old post randomly... I just wondered what do you think about Dividend investing particularly, a...

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    Hi Travis I found this old post randomly... I just wondered what do you think about Dividend investing particularly, an...

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    Mmatfess, Happy New Year! My apologies for my tardy reply. I was on a Xmas and New Year vacation. I am a new Investor i...

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    It has come at an opportune time for me, I divested to cash for the year end, mainly irritation with the spanish demand ...

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    Hmmmmmm, well I'm old fashioned, & retirement stocks MUST PAY DIVIDENDS! Who does Buffett think he's fooling,, if he...

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    Swing low sweet chariot.... IIPR is headed lower... the greenhouss tenants on the 15 year leasesare financially fragi...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    Yes. I almost always reinvest dividends in every position, unless it's clear that it's a wasting asset that's paying do...

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    Tradestops has a serious flaw in their back box system with the data feed for UK stocks, especially to do with recordin...

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    Congratulations tony62tiger and thank you for sharing your insights with the Gummunity! You and the Gummunity may be ...

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    I personally only own 1 of these closed fund investments - HRZN (NASD - Horizon Financial Technology Corp). Depending on...

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