If we've learned anything during the past two or more years it's the necessity to DIVERSIFY. For many years DNP has invested in regulated utility firms producing income. Well, that business is no longer what it was. To its credit, DNP is making investment decisions reflecting changes in the utility world. However, the next ten years probably will not see the same track record as the past ten. It may be improved or it may be a downer.
So, continue with DNP, also take advange of the current low average of the Index 500, and keep an eye on opportunities in Bonds, if you can find 'em. Changes are what make the market better than my tennis...sadly. Good luck!
Mr PVBUD, I guess you're just now starting to thaw out. If you are from Alaska I guess you know that the dividends from 100 shrs for one month couldn't buy you a good meal in Homer, Valdez or Haines (except maybe at the Salmon Bake if they still have it). I've been following DNP off and on for a while, but haven't bitten. I've researched at Value Line, but unfortunately, they give $100 NA grett to.." and list 178 at end of 2001, but i don't think that takes into consideration compounding of monthly dividends. Am I correct?? I liked the idea that they ventured in REITs, not sure how long they've been doing thay, but it certainly can bolster one's dividends. I'm ready to buy into HCP tomorrow, but will also look at the Oregon bank that you mentioned. My son caught one, if not the largest halibut of the coast of Homer, but alas we didn't buy a derby ticket. $20,000 lesson!!