I know what you're alluding to. I like dividends as much as anyone, but even old-school investment involves at least a decent price appreciation over time. I've held the BBT for 10 years now. Started out strong but for the past 5 years has been flat. It should have increased more over that period. And the clear trend is up to 42, then quickly back to 38. That is a day trade stock, my friend.