The good times for dividend income - 402 of the S&P 500 are making payouts this year, the...

|By:, SA News Editor

The good times for dividend income - 402 of the S&P 500 are making payouts this year, the highest since 1999 - could end in 2013 if current law nearly tripling the tax rate on divvies to 43.4% isn't changed. Instead, look for the money to shift from payouts to buybacks, says Howard Silverblatt.