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Dividend stocks turbocharged with option income have been a cornerstone in my portfolio for a while now. Not only have I gotten the div + the option income, but high yielders have also shown nice capital appreciation as interest rates have plummeted.

But I'm growing increasingly wary of getting caught in a trap. When it looks like interest rates are going to finally turn up (and I do believe it to be a "when" not "if" situation) I'm going to want to be redeployed into other strategies (well before rates actually start to move up).

The above flashed in my mind as I read the phrase "over the long haul" in your glib note. Like anything to do with investing. Great strategies work until they don't. I think we're closer to the "don't" end of the strategy lifecycle on dividend stocks than we are to the "do". That's the way I look at it anyway.

Ed

Will acknowledge that he is frequently wrong and could be here yet again....
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