Focus on Future Yield

It's been a big week around Chez Melvin. My daughter received a prestigious education award, and my son moved another wrung up the corporate ladder on his way to global domination. In baseball, the Wilpons pulled their assets out of the fire and will continue to own the New York Mets, which confirms that being an Orioles fan is not the toughest task in sports fandom.

Of course, one of the hot telephone conversations has been Apple's (AAPL) dividend and what it means for investors. Somehow, this flowed into another conversation about income investing and the dangers of chasing yield. It is a topic that we grizzled veterans like to consider; we've seen how this play has ended in the past, and balancing the need for income with a measure of safety is a great concern to us all....590 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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