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Hi Wargolem,

"to get more shares"

NO!

Capital invested is what counts not the number of shares.

You can buy a garbage "stock" for less than 1 cent per share, buying thousands of shares and make a lot less money over time than if you had bought 1 "expensive" share of a good business.

Invest in businesses.

AGNC & NYMT are mortgage REIT's. They are the highest risk REIT's around. I own one, NLY, in a small amount. While it is our 3rd highest cash producer, we do not rely on it for income so if it tanks, it will not cause a large problem. (Our portfolio produces 220% of our needed cash and losing NLY would drop that to 180%) NLY is our 20th position by size of 31 positions at 1.65% of our portfolio.

Those 2% to 4% dividend payers will often include the better companies. Those that annually increase their dividend. Some companies like Coca Cola (KO 59 years), Kimberly Clark (KMB 49 years), Genuine Parts (GPC 65 years), Emerson Electric (EMR 64 years) and Colgate-Palmolive (CL 58 years) have long records of increasing their dividend every year. These are solid, reliable businesses.

For pure growth, sure POWW and FSR can have a place in a portfolio.

Does that help you?

Gene
All holdings and some statistics on my Fool profile page
http://my.fool.com/profile/gdett2/info.aspx
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