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I think that many people have FORGOTTEN what I am talking about. Capital appreciation was so strong during the 1982-2000 bull market that dividends were treated as trash.

These days, the Speculative Return (from changes in multiples, such as price to earnings and price to dividends) is likely to be negative, dragging down approaches that emphasize prices. Dividends, in contrast, are tied more closely to business conditions and (smoothed) earnings.

Never selling any shares has to be more comforting to a retiree than to depend upon selling shares.

BTW, Retirees are known to volunteer at zero cost. (Actually, I pay for the privilege of conducting my research.) I like to get new ideas. I have turned down a couple of offers to assess portfolios. I do not feel qualified in that area. (I would not charge anyway.) I develop overall strategies.

Have fun.

John Walter Russell
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