Dividends are a good thing. Especially for the younger set whose timeline for collecting is longer.
Or the seniors who don't get jack from the bank anymore.
At the very least, they beat the empty promises of politicians.
Not long ago MSN advised us to hold AAPL, but now it looks like a buy again. I'm glad they didn't scare me to bail @ $400 when one of the MSN cronies said AAPL had no future.
Compared to Google, AAPL is a bargain with its dividend. You'd really have to have a lot of faith GOOG is the real growth stock of the two to pay almost double for less company.
I'm not rich enough to afford dividend paying stocks outside of my IRA, and it's quite interesting that the worst performers in my IRA are non dividend paying stocks. And I like to see the small paychecks on a monthly basis appear in my retirement tax shelter. Forget about bank interest anymore!
Don't get too greedy with yields. Anything over 7% is questionable. Remember that return ON your principle is not as important as return OF your principle.
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