The rebound in companies paying dividends could be the beginning of a long-term change in the...

|By:, SA News Editor

The rebound in companies paying dividends could be the beginning of a long-term change in the way they treat cash and their shareholders - one that would make investors much better off, Jason Zweig argues. Companies like Diamond Offshore (DO) view dividends as rewarding loyal shareholders, harkening back to the 19th century when most of the returns on U.S. stocks came from dividend income.