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Subject: Re: Wade Pfau: 3% is the new 4% SWR? Date: 3/4/2014 2:53 PM
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BruceCM writes,

You've got to have them first. No capital gain, no income?

All but 5 of my 62 income securities paid me the same or an increasing dividend during the downturn of 2007-2009.

And then there's the question of WHEN to sell to realize the capital gains.

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If a company has a steadily growing business, it will increase in value over time.

No one who owns Berkshire Hathaway is upset because it doesn't pay a dividend, and some like me actually prefer it.

If you want to buy a new home or a boat, you can sell a few shares and realize a capital gain. Meanwhile the rest of your investment remains intact without the annual tax consequences of a dividend.

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