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|Subject: Re: Van Knapp on Diversification||Date: 2/12/2013 11:25 AM|
|Author: kelbon||Number: 7834 of 8402|
And a quick glance at Mike Klein's BMWM charts is usually a must for me ( even though it shows a combination of capital appreciation and dividend growth:
Fair enough, a quick glance at historical price CAGR charts, are a must for you. I can't say that I'm adverse to taking a peek either.
However, all those charts can show you is whether a company's stock price has soared, dived, or stagnated over a given time frame. They don't reveal anything that is pertinent to a company's ability to pay and increase its dividend, the company's financial health, or how its stock will perform price-wise in the future.
As far as due diligence for a dividend investor price CAGR charts verge on irrelevance, and, in and of themselves, add nothing useful to the mix; they're more likely to muddy the waters. Any stock price chart will tell you if the stock price has risen over a period of time and the ebbs and flows thereof.
Just my opinion.
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