No. of Recommendations: 6
I don't have any idea on the symbols. But, my core positions are dividend paying stocks. For those I do not care what the current dividend percentage is, only my take vs. what I spent.

In other words, I am in a lot of AT&T at 26. At today's dividend that is a return near 7 percent. I am not giving it up.

Same with ERF and to some extent Portugal Telecom. Although both of these are small positions.

Large dividend paying low beta stocks can and should be held. Cash is an asset class and has risks in and of itself, and these equities are a hedges against that problem.

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