There aren't going to BE future dividends, haven't you been paying attention?!?!Bottom= delisting and pink sheets, virtually impossible to trade at that point, and there aren't going to be any future dividends because they aren't going to ever make any money again. Operation Twist and the deleverage due to SEC scrutiny will make these companies brokE! No hope no future!
I was not aware that the all-knowing GOD posted on this message board. If I had been, I would have been putting more weight on HIS posts.
Your opinion, and you are welcome to it, does not automatically make you right. (Unless, of course, you are GOD) And even if you are right - about a future event - it does not automatically mean that anybody who disagrees is not paying attention. (Even if you are GOD) The fact that you feel that way, though, shows me pretty clearly that you are not GOD, so we can dispense with that theoretical hypothesis.
If you are so very sure that there will not be future dividends, would you be willing to wager on it? Set a time-frame - say 5 years? Since you are absolutely convinced you are right - why else would you make such an emphatic response - you should be willing to accept any odds. I will not take undue advantage of that, I would settle for 1,000,000 to 1.
I will take that action for $100.00 of my money. That means you put up $100M There, you have a certain gain of $100.00 - if you take the wager. Are we on?
P.S. I did not state that there would be dividends. I said that "if the poster believed his statement" (implied is that he would expect dividends) and "the dividends are NOT dependent on the share price". If the company is profitable, and yet is delisted, even goes to zero price, they would still be obligated (and likely would) pay out the dividends if they wished to remain in the same tax category. Therefore - were you paying attention? - the dividend is not dependent on the share price, but rather the profitability of the company.