Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Special Dividends

According to Wikipedia:
A special dividend is a payment made by a company to its shareholders that the company declares to be separate from the typical recurring dividend cycle, if any, for the company. Usually when a company raises its normal dividend, the investor expectation is that this marks a sustained increase. In the case of a special dividend, however, the company is signalling that this is a one-off payment. Therefore, special dividends do not markedly affect valuation or yield calculations. Typically, special dividends are distributed if a company has exceptionally strong earnings that it wishes to distribute to shareholders or if it is making changes to its financial structure, such as debt ratio.
Vincent Mao, Investor's Business Daily, in 'Department Store Dillard's Unveils Special Dividend'
With the tax rate on dividends possibly rising in 2013, many companies are announcing special dividends to spare shareholders from an increased tax burden.
Department store operator Dillard's (DDS) announced a special dividend late Monday of $5 a share. 
Companies from Drew Industries (DW) to Las Vegas Sands (LVS) to TransDigm (TDG) recently have announced special dividends paid out this year, before taxes go up.
Read More At IBD: http://news.investors.com/investing-the-income-investor/112712-634797-dillards-announces-special-payout-to-shareholders.htm#ixzz2DUCgrtyF

Monday, November 26, 2012


Just remove these stocks AGNC and NLY from my watch list. AGNC is not own a real property and just four years old. NLY performance is not good. I love dividend paying stocks but not these high yield stocks.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Romney will lose to Obama this November

I'm so disappointed with Mitt Romney when he picks Paul Ryan as his running mate. His first important decision that the voter can evaluate his judgment, his ability to run the White House is select the Vice Presidential candidate. To me, he made a mistake to not chose a woman as a running mate. He need women vote to win the election. He need minority vote to win the White House. He need to energy the people by something new.

You made a first mistake, Romney. You lost my vote today. Both Republican and Democrat are same shit :(

Vote all incumbents out!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Security deposit required by wireless company

I'm shocked to learn that AT&T Wireless required me to have security deposit on the fourth and fifth lines. Ten years ago I was with AT&T before switched to Verizon Wireless. I liked Verizon Wireless network and its customer service. However, Verizon is a most expensive. Thus, I move all five lines from Family Sharing account to AT&T Wireless. I never pay late any payment. I have very good credit that the bank love to lend me a lot of money. I could not understand why AT&T Wireless require customer put deposit? Five high-end smartphones less than $3000 is nothing to my mortgage, my car loans.

If a customer pay late, you cut off the phone. Same thing as the other utility companies: gas, electric, garbage disposal.

Require a good credit customer make a security deposit for the fourth and fifth lines in family sharing account is not reasonable. It's suck!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Who might be Romney's running-mate?

During the interview with CBS New few days ago, Mrs. Ann Romney hinted Mitt Romney might pick a woman as his running mate.

I guessed Mitt Romney will announce his choice sometime next week. Who will be? New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte or New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez.

Either one will be a good choice. She will help Mitt Romney to win the election.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Verizon Wireless should remove $30 upgrade fee

I'm waiting for Verizon Wireless to announce family data share plan. Instead I got this news "On April 22, Verizon Wireless is implementing a $30 upgrade fee for existing customers purchasing new mobile equipment at a discounted price with a two-year contract"

I disappointed. I did not use Verizon Wireless workshop, why I must pay $30? I did not call Verizon Wireless for support to use the phone, why I must pay $30?

Verizon Wireless should not follow the crowd to charge loyal customers the upgrade fee. Do Verizon Wireless learn any lesson from NetFlix, from Bank of America?

Drop the upgrade fee and introduce family data share plan ahead your competitors.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Dividend Stocks

With the interest rates is too low, it's make sense to invest in dividend stocks with a yield more than 3% such as Verizon (VZ), AT&T (T), Eli Lilly (LLY), ... Dividends is also a passive income.

How about Apple (AAPL)?