Do Your Timely Dividend Research
After the massive flow of dividend payments that came at the end of 2012 in reaction to changes in the tax law, the pattern is returning to normal. Life goes on, and most companies declare dividends when they report earnings in January, then "pay" them -- in other words, they go ex-dividend -- in February. So now is the time to crank up your dividend research effort and make hay while the sun shines.
I am enjoying the start-of-year rally as much as you are, but there is one sad consequence: Dividend yields are falling as stock prices rise more quickly than companies can increase their dividends. Just like a falling market can produce accidental high yielders, a strong rally can produce accidental paltry yields....232 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.
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