A Very Good Month For Dividends

Dividend data (as of now) for the month of February (all reporting issues not just the 500) are showing that dividend increases are up 29% from Feb,’09 (still 42% off Feb,’08), and decreases are down a dramatic 88% from Feb,’09 and are even less than the Feb,’08 decreases by 33%. February is typically a good month, and this one has come through. Actual cash payments are still down year-over-year, but at least it’s starting to go back up (most likely 2012-13 until we reach 2008 levels).

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