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Subject:  Re: Dividend Investing for Retirement Date:  1/6/2011  6:21 PM
Author:  temsike Number:  68109 of 103316

Don't get me wrong, I like dividends, but.... Dividend stocks lost 50% of their value during the recent market collapse. In response, the compannies also cut their dividends, some by 75% or more. There's a lot of risk in large cap, just like small and mid cap. In today's world, the markets, including almost all of the individual stocks, trade in virtual lockstep due to index funds and computerized trading. There is no place to hide, there is no safe place, it's a whole new world out there.

That's why my retirement port (stocks and bonds) is globally indexed as widely and cheaply as possible.
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