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Old 08-16-2018, 10:27 AM
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Seems to be historic times to own dividend stocks. You have companies like IBM, AT&T, Exxon that have been paying dividends for 100 years that are paying 4 to 6%. Not only paying but raising their dividend yearly. Also utility funds that are paying 6%. Seems foolish to be keeping to much money in the bank at 1-2% unless you need in the next three months. Any thoughts on dividend stocks positive or negative?
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Old 08-16-2018, 10:36 AM
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look at the total return which includes the dividends. . they suck!

an index fund blew them away and likely will continue to blow them away . the dividend is high because a falling share price and poor performance has the effect of making the same dividend higher . it does nothing for you!

never ever confuse a dividend with interest . it would be comparable if when the bank paid you interest they reduced your balance by the same amount they gave you. that is how a dividend works . interest is on top of your balance
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