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We Were Dividends, Before Dividends Were Cool

|Includes:AbbVie Inc. (ABBV), ADP, AFL, CL, CLX, IBM, JNJ, KMB, KO, LOW, MCD, MON, NKE, PG, PSX, XOM

For a while it seemed that every investing article ended with the same conclusion - you should be buying dividend stocks. They are all quoting studies citing the performance edge that dividends have enjoyed over the long-term and the value of a semi-fixed return generated from periodic dividend payments. However, you should beware of some of the information provided. Beyond the simple concepts, some of the writers are making really bad recommendations and cross-breeding dividend investing with their preferred form of investing...

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