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What, me worry?

|Includes: SPDR S&P 500 Trust ETF (SPY), VIG

Investors worried about the remaining days of October, or about recessions, recoveries shaped like an L, U, W, or square-root sign, or weak V’s or high P/E’s, might consider stocks that consistently raise their dividends.

Research shows such stocks outperformed the market every year from 1972-2008, a 36-year run that included every letter in the alphabet. For more, see my Seeking Alpha article “Stocks That Raise Dividends Outperform.”

And for a look at the bright side of October, among other nuggets of Alfred E.-style worry-freedom, check out “Stock Market: A Bold, Fearless Forecast... Well Sort of,” which includes lots of links to analyses of the market and economy.

Finally, for a peek at some original ‘WHAT? ME WORRY?’ in its gloriously grinning nonchalance, check out the other two links below.


Seeking Alpha, “Stocks That Raise Dividends Outperform,” September 23, 2009.

Seeking Alpha, “Stock Market: A Bold, Fearless Forecast... Well Sort of” October 16, 2009


MAD Magazine cover art,