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Old 06-07-2014, 05:30 PM   #1
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Another Banner Year for Dividends - Barron's

Not sure if above requires subscription, but it's a link to this week Barron's, saying S&P 500 increased its dividends 10% this year after going up 12% last year. Nice pay hikes!
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Good times for dividend investors. Not so good for a lot of the people who work at these companies, many of whom have had their pay frozen or stuck on 1-2% raises for at least 6-7 years in many cases. It just doesn't pay to w*rk any more -- which is why I'm fortunate we were able to invest a lot of my paychecks before I got whacked last year.
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Good times for dividend investors. Not so good for a lot of the people who work at these companies, many of whom have had their pay frozen or stuck on 1-2% raises for at least 6-7 years in many cases. It just doesn't pay to w*rk any more -- which is why I'm fortunate we were able to invest a lot of my paychecks before I got whacked last year.
So true! From it's peak in 2008, the S&P 500 dividend dropped about 20% (since totally recovered plus another 20%). For someone over 50 working in the private sector, the risk of getting "whacked" and having your salary drop to zero is significantly higher.
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