I don't think we will see any kind of dividend increase this year. I like our chances of staying level for the next six months, as the economy is trying to be stable and may be GDP needs to go up 1.5% or better. Too many crazy influences, to many instabilities as the Russians are trying to destabilize the middle East, and the Chinese trying to rattle cages in Asia, terror here at home. Investors are unsure, and that means fear. So I look for more up and down swings this year. I really believe we who are sitting tight through this year, will still get our dividends and make a little head way IF you do not succumb to the panic selling that you see on Wall Street and abroad. The best I see is a stable $.14 and that is a great 16% + annual, one of the best. To monkey with it would not be good in this climate. Stay long.
I don't know about that, to early to speculate. I do not see us going up soon, and I really don't think we will see that rate hike so many people talk about. I'm seeing a lot of uncertainty in the world markets, and will be highly satisfied if we just get our monthly dividend this year, and Price to stay near $21. If we are to make gains too fast, look out for a quick fall as well. I hope for moderate gains, and a mild pace. I still am buying and accumulating.
Seems to me to be some insider information that the FTC needs to look at, no doubt it caused our stock to drop today. Still, this is divvy day, and it may give us a few more shares (reinvested) than it would have.