TMA data from Yahoo tables: AVG> ..... Price ..... Div ...... Yield ...... Fed Rate 2003___$23.55__$2.49__10.57%___1.10% 2002___$19.60__$2.28__11.64%___1.62% 2001___$14.42__$2.00__13.87%___3.77% 2000____$8.36__$1.17__13.99%___6.27% 1999____$8.08__$0.92__10.13%___5.04% >>>>>>5-Year Avg Yield = 12.04%
Changes in the Fed Rate stabilize the underlying economy, where quality companies like TMA can expect continued slow growth. It�s why the Fed exists, and is reflected in TMA�s (and other stocks) consistent average Yield. Evidently, TMA targets a yield of about 11-12% for budget planning � does anyone know their �target� for sure?
The Fed will likely raise the rate a little to slow the hot economy, but wait for several more months to confirm continued good jobs growth. The election date is probably NOT a factor in their decision when to make a rate change.
Based on the data, might I suggest watching YIELD, not PRICE: Yield < 10% � HOLD Yield > 10% � BUY Yield > 11% � STRONG BUY Yield > 12% � NO BRAINER
The best recent opportunity was on 13 Apr when the Price was $22.75 = Yield of 11.43% Today�s current Price is $26.61 = Yield of 9.88% still a great return, depending on goals.
(Note that Political party is not a factor) Buy for YIELD and Hold for DIVIDENDS. Keep your eye on the prize.
=============================== YAHOO would make life simpler if they had a chart for YIELD vs Fed Rate ===============================
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