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You wrote, The article sort of implied that if you purchase shares now for the dividend income, the value of the shares could be affected by a decrease in dividend growth, or by the absence of any increase in the dividend payout.

Logically, wouldn't a low interest rate environment tend to offset a lot of that?

1. It increases the amount of funds chasing yield in dividend stocks, and
2. It reduces the discount rate used to compare that yield.

There are some good arguments to be made that chasing dividend yielding stocks isn't appropriate today; but I'm not sure picking out this argument and ignoring the other effects is appropriate.

- Joel
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