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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.
April 3, 2012
The S and P 500 was up 12% in the first quarter. We have had a good market.
We are now starting to sell all stocks in the account and will continue to do so until we have changed the account to dividend stocks. We are getting close to May. Sometime in October we will begin to buy again.
February 1, 2012
The market is up about 5% since the first of the year. We expect more upward movement through April.
We are taking PostRock off the Strong Buy list. Estimated earnings have been cut way back and it no longer qualifies as a Strong Buy. We are adding Navios Maritime which qualifies and also has a 6.5% dividend.
January 2, 2012
Beginning in 2012, we are reporting the top Strong Buys without regard to the concentration.
We expect a good market until the end of April. We will sell or at least lighten up positions on May 1, 2012.
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