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31-Aug-2016 DividendLab newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 31-Aug-2016 8:51 am (10 months ago)Retirement Newsletter
Good morning, I’m glad that Tom Mays decided to continue writing his CEF corner – irregular column, focused mainly on Closed-End Fund investing. I urge you not to miss his article. CEF investing offers a good choice especially for retirees and Tom really excels in the topic! This week I examine International Paper Company (NYSE:IP), possible dividend growth opportunity. ... (more)

23-Aug-2016 DividendLab newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 23-Aug-2016 5:28 am (10 months ago)Retirement Newsletter
Good morning, The market has been sporadic up and down. I haven’t noticed any specific reason for the lack of market direction Specific companies have shocked the markets with strong or weak markets. Energy, for example, has rallies and then drops down. This is impacting fracking factors, refining profit implications and storage issues. ... (more)

15-Aug-2016 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 15-Aug-2016 4:31 am (10 months ago)Retirement Newsletter
Good morning, I cover Yahoo this week. There is discussion, that Alibaba can be spun off to shareholders. The spin-off would be tax-free. This has been a major sticking point Yahoo stock price has not been this high in some time.... (more)

10-Aug-2016 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 10-Aug-2016 13:30 pm (10 months ago)Retirement Newsletter
Good morning, I place economic importance on key variables. These variables include but are not exclusive:... (more)

01-Aug-2016 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 1-Aug-2016 8:10 am (11 months ago)Retirement Newsletter
Good morning, I am bullish on the stock market. The rationale is bond income is inadequate for living expenses. A typical investor has to pay for food, out-of-pocket medical bills, automo... (more)

25-Jul-2016 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 25-Jul-2016 7:37 am (11 months ago)Retirement Newsletter
Good morning, The stock market is setting highs on a consistent basis. The Dividend Lab portfolio holds securities with high-yields or dividend growth. The securities are typically, but not within exclusive, within the following equity types: ... (more)

18-Jul-2016 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 18-Jul-2016 6:40 am (11 months ago)Retirement Newsletter
Good morning, We continue to see interest rates dictate the stock movement on a daily basis. The Dividend Lab portfolio holds many securities with an 8% yield or higher. As interest rates go down, the dividend stock share prices continue to go up. In this issue, I discuss Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc. (NYSE: MAA). ... (more)

11-Jul-2016 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 11-Jul-2016 15:45 pm (11 months ago)Retirement Newsletter
Hello, The 30-year Treasury Bond dropped to record lows. Current rates are approximately 2.11%. This is a drop from the prior week’s low of 2.19%. Many of our dividend-paying stocks go ... (more)

05-Jul-2016 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 5-Jul-2016 13:47 pm (12 months ago)Retirement Newsletter
July 4th, 2016 The 30-year Treasury Bond is at record lows. Current rates are approximately 2.19%. I believe this rate will continue to go lower. This would follow other country interest rates. We have benefitted by owning apartment-based REITs. These positions offer capital gains and a growing dividend. ... (more)

27-Jun-2016 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 27-Jun-2016 8:43 am (12 months ago)Retirement Newsletter
The biggest financial story is ‘BREXIT’. Many unknowns exist: a) Will Brexit really occur? b) What are the currency implications? and c) What are the worst and best outcomes with the various Brexit outcomes? ... (more)

20-Jun-2016 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 20-Jun-2016 6:43 am (1 year ago)Retirement Newsletter
Good morning, Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers receiving this report, Our portfolio, based upon a low interest rate environment, continues to excel. One portfolio name, Global P... (more)

13-Jun-2016 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 13-Jun-2016 6:11 am (1 year ago)Retirement Newsletter
Good morning, Our portfolio, based upon a low-interest rate environment, continues to excel.  Strategically, I want to add a couple of other income sectors. Business Development Corporations (BDC), Dividend Aristocrats and Closed End Funds (CEF) should continue to work. ... (more)

06-Jun-2016 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 6-Jun-2016 8:22 am (1 year ago)Retirement Newsletter
Good morning, Friday was a surprise to the market. Slow job growth was announced and this update really put an opinion of interest rates not increasing anytime soon. ... (more)

30-May-2016 DividendLab newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 30-May-2016 18:35 pm (1 year ago)Retirement Newsletter
Good morning, Interest rates remain a key issue in today’s market. The market appears to be bouncing off interest rate worries and trending upward. I have focused upon generating a portfolio full of dividend stocks. The portfolio has many stocks yielding 10% + at a time of purchase. The portfolio also has numerous stocks that will yield 10% + with the inclusion of dividends reinvested. In this issue, I focus upon a current position, Franklin Resources (BEN).... (more)

23-May-2016 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 23-May-2016 6:32 am (1 year ago)Retirement Newsletter
Good morning, Interest rates are a primary issue at present time. The Federal Reserve may increase rates in July. Our income stocks could decrease in price per share. This week I examine CenturyLink. The company is making corporate changes. The corporate valuation appears to be undervalued. I am watching to add CenturyLink on weakness. ... (more)

16-May-2016 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 16-May-2016 8:31 am (1 year ago)Retirement Newsletter
Good morning, Today I focus upon some of our current positions. My main goal is to keep the securities most likely to excel in the current economic environment. Oil, for example, appears to be establishing a bottom level. In this issue, I discuss New Residential Investment Corp. ... (more)

09-May-2016 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 9-May-2016 8:16 am (1 year ago)Retirement Newsletter
Good morning, Today I focus upon some of our current positions and slightly adjust our portfolio. The yields remain relatively high.  The key economic data indicated a slowdown in job growth. Federal rate numbers typically drop with a slowdown in the rate of job growth.... (more)

02-May-2016 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 2-May-2016 6:33 am (1 year ago)Retirement Newsletter
Good morning. There is one Business Development Corporation (BDC) that yields 10% - $ARES Capital. Although 10% is an excellent yield, BDC’s credit worthiness aren’t as reliable as an... (more)

25-Apr-2016 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 25-Apr-2016 5:49 am (1 year ago)Retirement Newsletter
Good morning. The market appears to be trending up. Federal Bonds, with a low-interest rate, typically entice investors to buy equities versus purchase low yielding debt securities.  This week I examine Ellie Mae Inc. (NYSE: ELLI).  Ellie Mae has been very successful in the past year. ... (more)

18-Apr-2016 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 18-Apr-2016 7:14 am (1 year ago)Retirement Newsletter
Good morning, A couple of key economic factors have collectively changed. The 10-Year Treasury Bond has dropped to 1.72%. This yield will allow mREIT sectors to stay their present levels. As mREIT dividends are reinvested, the annual return is close to 20%.... (more)

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