I was thinking about how the last ten years in the American equity markets have been somewhat difficult for income investors that seek high current dividend yields as bank deposits and Certificates of Deposits saw their interest payment rates plummet, the stock market boomed making it difficult to find reliable high yielders, and various income-producing fads and overvaluations have arisen in the interim to lure those who seek dividends to support their lifestyle or build a cash-generating infrastructure so that they always have cash coming in the door to make fresh investment.
Let’s discuss the historical and present environment for income investing.
I. The High Dividend Investment Fads Of The Past Decade
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