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jjaym replied to the Retirement Investing board. 6:40 AM

Re: Dividend stocks

With non-diversified portfolios like this, you take the risk of one stock faltering and really messing up your retirement. Companies do, sometimes, lower or even eliminate their dividends.

Were I you, I'd at least find some other dividend [more]

Tue Aug 19

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jjaym replied to the Value Hounds board. 9:24 PM

Re: How much cash?

In general, at least until the last year or so, I like to be (and have tended to be) nearly fully invested. I was sitting at as much as 20-25% cash within the last couple of months, which is unusual, but the result of a long bull market and a [more]

Wed Aug 6

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jjaym replied to the Get Organized! board. 4:49 PM

Re: Moving Mom followup

Spent the past weekend doing some more re-shuffling at the storage unit and moving some of the furniture to my daughter's apartment. We needed to rent a cargo van, anyway, so we also brought back the remainder of the large items from the unit to our [more]

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jjaym replied to the Political Asylum board. 6:19 AM

Re: Relocating Israel

Sheldon Cooper already thought of a similar plan:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJgi-Lou1NA

Tue Jul 15

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jjaym posted to the Falling Knives board. 12:42 PM

FHCO

Suspends Dividend; Changes strategy

http://seekingalpha.com/article/2314235-update-the-female-he...

Thu Jul 10

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jjaym replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 6:13 AM

Re: cash flow vs. interest rates

an e-fund of 18 months of expenses seems like a luxury when you have significant consumer debt. I'm sure opinions differ, and I certainly don't know your situation or risk tolerance, but perhaps reduce that down to 12 months of expenses (or even 6 [more]

Tue Jul 8

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jjaym replied to the Alyce Lomax board. 6:06 PM

Re: Dividend growth stocks?

My portfolio has quite a lot of overlap with Goofy's, with some [more]

Thu Jul 3

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jjaym replied to the Value Hounds board. 11:10 AM

Re: Pets for sale ? (PETM)

PETS (A stock that I actually prefer to PETM) is up a few percent this morning, as well. Maybe more than a few people got the tickers mixed up?

Tue Jul 1

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jjaym replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:02 PM

Re: good question

Back to the original question, I'm turning 52 this week. Is that young? Invested in BRK.b back in 2001-2002 and then again 2012-Present. Quicken tells me that my annualized return is 16.65%. I'll take that. I'll be satisfied if I can average 10%+ [more]

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jjaym replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 2:53 PM

Re: good question

For people interested in the rise in the cost of the things they buy,
I don't think any index has as much value as simply adding it up yourself : )


I looked at my Quicken Spending by category for the last several years and [more]

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jjaym replied to the Your Favorite Stocks board. 2:12 PM

Re: Stocks for 2014

MID-Year performance:

As of June 30, an equally-weighted portfolio of the 10 picks for 2014 would have returned 11.55% including dividends, assuming no buys/sells. SPY would have returned about 7% YTD. Not bad relative performance, but the [more]

Fri Jun 20

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jjaym replied to the Value Hounds board. 3:52 PM

Re: Poll: Open spot in portfolio

I've owned AMGN before (sold in March around $125) and it almost dropped back to where I'd consider it again. I'm certainly keeping an eye on it. Maybe around $110, depending on other opportunities. More likely it will never return to my buy price [more]

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jjaym replied to the Atheist Fools board. 10:30 AM

Re: The Presbyterian Church

What is interesting in Presbyterian history is that the american Church divided during the Civil war and only reconciled a couple of decades ago. Now there is another rift in the church with a minority insisting on literal interpretation. You may [more]

Thu Jun 19

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jjaym replied to the Get Organized! board. 5:23 PM

Re: To do list app

Back when I first got my Nook tablet, I installed "Fliq Notes" and the related "Fliq Tasks", since there really wasn't anything pre-installed like a notepad. I've never used the Tasks app much. Used the Notes a little more. I [more]

Fri Jun 13

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jjaym replied to the Dividend Growth Investing board. 5:52 AM

Re: 5 for 10 and 10 for 5 (thought exercise)

Can't really come up with anything around 10% that truly interest me, and not even a whole lot over 5%, but @ around 4-5%, maybe:

VOD 5.56%
T 5.28%
PETS 5.07%

FHCO 4.92%
SO 4.87%
ED 4.61%
DRI 4.46%
SPLS
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jjaym replied to the Value Hounds board. 5:39 AM

Re: Poll: Open spot in portfolio

...and with a position in BRK.b, I guess I already have some (small) exposure to WFC and COP.

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jjaym replied to the Value Hounds board. 5:32 AM

Re: Poll: Open spot in portfolio

Thanks for all the replies. No actions yet. Will most likely keep the extra in cash for now. Would really like to at least see a 10% general market (or individual stock) pullback first.

Sounds like STX might not be as risky as I thought [more]

Thu Jun 12

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jjaym polled the Value Hounds board. 4:35 AM

Poll: Open spot in portfolio

Having recently liquidated a position (and reduced a bunch of others), I've got lots of cash available. I'm happy to keep the cash available for better prices, but keeping my eyes open. Looking for companies with good earnings (current, historical, [more]

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