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The Future According to Dividends, Through 2013-Q3

Rich D. Wrote: Oct 01, 2012 10:14 AM
Oh, so you have no retirement fund, either personal or through your place of work? You family members don't either? Are you on welfare, or do you just live from drug sale to drug sale?

First the good news: we can now peer ahead to the end of the third quarter of 2013 and see what is in store for the quarterly dividends of the S&P 500! The chart below reveals what we see in that future.

Taking the change in dividends over time as a good measure of the health of the U.S. economy, 2013 thus far appears to be destined for spectacularly lackluster growth, as dividends would seem to be set to stall out during the year, losing the momentum they've sustained since mid-2010.

Here, instead of increasing...