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

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.
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  • Tschurin
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    Presumably it depends on the growth prospects for the company and industry, but is getting cash payments that are taxed at least once and perhaps twice the way to "make investors much better off"?
    29 Dec 2012, 08:49 AM Reply Like
  • cfg3450
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    What is better than dividends. Perhaps long term cap-gains?
    Present situation....low interest rates has neutered our cash.
    Will they tax our dividends and capital gain to the
    point where the risk out weighs our reward. If so, where
    do we go?? Rental real estate anybody.
    29 Dec 2012, 12:04 PM Reply Like
  • mann2538
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    What we should look for is an increase in the special dividend payout...all rigs under construction will be paid down, and then into the production rental rigs.... I am patient
    30 Dec 2012, 05:24 AM Reply Like
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