Dividend investing is intentionally including the concept that a company actively considers the dividend as part of their annual bills or responsibilities. Some dividend investors looking for consistency while others are looking for growth. Personally, I prefer companies who have increased their dividend over multiple economic conditions.
The media has been inundated with the Fiscal Cliff recently, however, I am shocked how little attention the increase in taxes owed on qualified dividends has received. As it stands today, dividend income could rise from 15% to as high as 43.4%! Truth be told, I am pretty sure as this post gets buried in my archives looking back at it in a year it will look silly as I believe that those elected will get their act together. Notwithstanding I think it is important to talk about what could happen come January 1, 2013 to dividends if for no other reason to see [...]