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A long-term chart of the S&P 500 dividend yield shows today's current 2.1% looks...

A long-term chart of the S&P 500 dividend yield shows today's current 2.1% looks enticing only when compared to the bubble years of the late 90s. Investors, however, must deal with the market they have, not the one they want. Will we ever get the chance to feel like Warren Buffett in 1974?
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  • ecas001
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    we still have the rest of this decade to get to the valuations that mr. buffet had in 1974 or maybe better.
    21 Mar 2012, 01:11 PM Reply Like
  • rchauvinjr
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    Dividend yields today are influenced by expected dividend growth, expected inflation, yields available in the Treasury and corporate bond market, and the tax laws that subject dividends to double taxation. Corporations must manage the tension between providing a reasonable stream of dividends for shareholders, and the more efficient use of free cash flow in repurchasing shares in order to prevent double taxation of corporate earnings.
    22 Mar 2012, 12:27 PM Reply Like
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