and by the way... if you can tune out the cnbc hype and ask yourself what are div investors going to do if they lose part of their income to taxes? answer: buy more shares to make up the difference if they possibly can... so the high divs will be popular again very soon.
Yeah as if we can simply put thje cash in a money market at .00125 %. Divi income will be safe for those of us making less than 250k gross. If they do raise tax on divi income , Im going full Margin as Margin interest is tax deductable
This assumes that people have a lot of money sitting around, which is likely not the case. Why wouldn't they be already fully invested? They are earning zero now just for the prospect of their taxes going up next year, so that they can make up the shortfall??? Not logical.