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A Dividend Strategy.

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November 2, 2013

In past years we would be entering into the Journal that this is the best time to be buying stock, but this year is not like past years. With market indexes at record levels and more budget talks and debt ceiling talks coming in a few months, we will stick with dividend stocks until March 2014.

April 15, 2013

We are selling all stocks that do not pay a dividend of at least 6%. This is not because of the current market decline but because May is only a few weeks away. No one knows if the market will follow its traditional May decline, but we have been right many more times than wrong by believing this.

We are posting a new list of stocks for the summer.

October 14, 2012

We are starting to buy and we are staying with the dividend stocks for a while. The Strong Buy list should be good until April.

May 4, 2012

This is May, a time when most markets will decline. We have sold all stocks except for the strong Buys. For more information on this strategy, see our article Change of Season.

We taking SSN Samson off the Strong Buy list and replacing it with PBR Petrobras.

We are adding a Strong Buy Dividend Stocks list, which we will use during the summer downturn.


Strong Buys

Dividend Stocks


Name Ticker Price Yield
Whiting USA WHX 5.35 39%
OI SA OIBR 1.6323%
QC Holdings QCCO 2.36 8%
Armour Res. ARR 4.0822%
Box Ships TEU 3.8817%
KKR Financial KFN 9.749%
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