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Old 12-26-2006, 09:12 AM   #1
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Vanguard S&P 500 dividend growth

The Vanguard S&P 500 index funds go ex-dividend today. The year-over-year dividend growth (2006 vs. 2005) is 8.17% for the Admiral shares.
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Re: Vanguard S&P 500 dividend growth
Old 12-26-2006, 10:42 AM   #2
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Re: Vanguard S&P 500 dividend growth

Companies are flush with cash right now. I'm not surprised by the increasing dividends.

My concern is that most companies are having trouble finding growth opportunities. It's been proven over-and-over that mergers and acquisitions rarely work. Finding organic growth opportunities are tough.

Most Fortune 500 companies are giving back to their shareholders through dividends or share repurchase. This is better than blowing money on mergers and acquisitions.

Mike
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Old 12-26-2006, 10:56 AM   #3
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Re: Vanguard S&P 500 dividend growth

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Companies are flush with cash right now. I'm not surprised by the increasing dividends.

My concern is that most companies are having trouble finding growth opportunities. It's been proven over-and-over that mergers and acquisitions rarely work. Finding organic growth opportunities are tough.

Most Fortune 500 companies are giving back to their shareholders through dividends or share repurchase. This is better than blowing money on mergers and acquisitions.

Mike
If the company that your buying is a good fit and cheap then they should go for it. I'm not sure about the "good fit" part, but I think the companies are currently priced low.
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