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buying dividend stock to cover my expenses

In the current market with interest rates so low, dividend stocks--especially those with a history of increasing their dividend--is the best you can do. Most alternatives are higher risk.

I heard a speaker on CNBC recently saying that so much money has gone into dividend stocks that their prices now are quite high. That implies as interest rates rise (whenever--perhaps 2 years out or more), and investors decide they can get better yields or have better opportunities elsewhere, and sell, dividend stocks could take a beating as lots of sellers stampede for the exits.

In brief, dividend stocks could be a bit of a bubble. But you would think yield concerns would keep that bubble from getting very large. But still, its something to keep an eye on.
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