I like to think of the dividends as a reciprocal of my tolerance to holding on to the stock. For instance, I paid $1.01 for KFN. At the current $9.06 it is 9 times what I paid for it. If I take into consideration the .34 cents that KKR has given me back in dividends it is 14 times what I paid for it. By the end of next year KKR will have given me back my entire investment. After that conceivably from then on I will be getting hundreds of dollars in dividends back every year for zero investment.