lol, so you have almost half a million bucks in MCD?..... OK.. youre lucky, I only have a couple hundred shares of BRK-A....
Assumimg you don't have all your eggs in the MCD basket, I'd hate to see the stocks you really like- the rest of your multi-million portfolio.
- 3.25% dividend
- safest div in the known universe, 51+ years without fail
- div INCREASES every year
-safer than a T-bill, with much higher yield
- price appreciation along with the div!
- div has survived wars, recessions, crashes, and pays every 90 days
Buy it, let the divs reinvest in your working years, fund your retirement, then your kids can have the Cokes!
...thank me later
skinz- no big company is the growth story it once was- think about it. Lost their mojo at an historic high price? I want more lost mojo. The div will continue to increase more than the inflation rate- whatever that increase is. That beats a CD or treasury bond, always.
You shoulda bought the div, baby! Now you might have to work another 5 years, you shorts another 10 years!
My yield on cost will be ~4% at next increase rising every year as it has the last 3 decades.
If you don't think MCD will be a triple digit price, split and repeat eventually- you must have the blinders on, whistling when you pass any McD's with cars wrappped around the drive-thru..
You must've never drank a $1 McCafe that puts your $4.95 Starbux crappucino to shame...
leonard- oooh, that's a 2 or 3% drop! Gosh, I bet the dividend investors will be panic selling! Thanks for letting us know!
If you're earning like MCD, you should give to your children (shareholders), ya cheap buzzard.
Everybody from MO to AAPL to JNJ uses debt for buybacks. What's your prob with borrowing at near historic low rates, to buy your own shares- that would cost more in divs to pay out?
Divs are payed fromcash flow/ earnings, like always. I make sure my MCD folks give me an allowance.. every 90 days, and increase it every year..
Love to read the shorts sniffling- if MCD drops, so what? I'm earning one of the most bullet-proof divs out there, increasing yearly for decades. Do you think the price will EVER reach 100 from now until my kids inherit my shares? Am I beating a T-bill? Why then would I worry?
I've had 18 months of divs, every 90 days, with two div increases. I wouldn't call that bad news.
Slightly lower sales with the worst US weather in 100 years- I can live with it...
Down 1.4 %- pretty damn good for the worst winter in 100 yrs. in most of the country.
You missed buying the div at 3.25%, but don't worry they'll keep increasing it every year for us, and you know MCD will hit triple digits sometime.
evynaks- did you buy HCP long term, or to trade? IMO, Reits are not good stocks for trading. I bought HCP and O @$40, and a bit more HCP@ $38. I am reinvesting divs. It doesn't bother me that the price goes lower, unless somehow you think it will NEVER move up, or go to zero.
It's paying a great div to wait.
*Nasdaq FSI: *Deficient: Issuer Failed to Meet NASDAQ Continued Listing Requirements
The above was listed under the IRG ticker at my brokerage. What's that all about? Plus a sell on almost all analyst ratings---
I just sit back and let the divs reinvest, and let you market drones drool at the mouth about stock price....
kafkaclone- well said! I look at the divs- decades of yearly INCREASING divs- this is what builds wealth slowly, and can help fund retirements. Reinvesting increasing dividends is the ultimate compounding. Why sell the goose that lays the golden egg for a a one time profit, at the whim of Mr. Market?
You mean Goldman Sachs, the globalist predatory investment banksters that stole 2 triilion US taxpayer dollars in a bailout, CEO'd by criminal Larry Blankfine?
Would they do anything dishonest like that????