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The worst thing about a blog is the nervous anticipation of whether anyone values your thoughts enough to read them, let alone respond. So we tend to talk ourselves, often to ourselves, to fill in the gap and avoid the awkward silence that comes from being on the sidelines.

 

Today I added a new CAPS pitch for TMA - Thornburg Mutual. I am looking for high dividend equities to take advantage of a small part of my Fidelity IRA which offers free equity dividend reinvestment. With Thornburg, the stock price is not very stable, so I am concerned that reinvesting those dividends will only throw good money after bad, instead of accumulating cash for further investments.

 

In my pursuit of stable high dividend paying companies, I am also looking at Pitney Bowes (PBI), General Maritime (GMR), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and the IShares DOW Select Dividend ETF (DVY). TMA and GMR offer the biggest bang for the buck, but there is a significant risk that the market value loss could exceed the income earned.

 

Fuskie

Who is so torn by this question that he has regretfully procrastinated making a decision...

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