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The predictive value of rising dividends

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August 21, 2013 – Comments (3) | RELATED TICKERS: KO , JNJ , WMT

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Newton’s first law states that a body in motion at a constant velocity will remain in motion in a straight line unless acted upon by an outside force. While Newton lost a lot of money during the South Sea bubble in 1720 chasing hot stocks, he could have made a lot more simply by applying his findings to the world of investing in dividend stocks instead. In my years of investing in dividend...

 

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#1) On August 21, 2013 at 9:39 AM, sagitarius84 (< 20) wrote:

In my years of investing in dividend stocks, I have noticed that companies which consistently raise dividends every year tend to keep raising dividends going forward. Companies which sporadically boost dividends for short periods of time, only to freeze or cut them later tend to repeat this activity over and over throughout their corporate histories.  What is your opinion on the predictive value of rising dividends?

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#2) On August 21, 2013 at 4:46 PM, lemoneater (79.16) wrote:

Poor Newton! Speculative investments exert their own gravitational field :)

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#3) On August 21, 2013 at 10:15 PM, sagitarius84 (< 20) wrote:

Unfortunately he lost money during the South Sea Bubble.

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