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So, what we pick up is that extra piece of candy. And this 1 extra piece of candy (which we did nothing to deserve), continues year after year -- as long as the candy man continues to pay out candy periodically.

I think the candyman isn't passing out candy. He's passing out toppings per slice, but he's taking them from your pizza and shoving them down your throat.

If a company pays 10% dividend, then that 10% comes straight out of our stock value and into your pockets. I think it's more like force-feeding. Except that there is probably overhead involved and paper work in splitting the stock and so if a company pays out 10% divendend then it's going to cost you more than that in the stocks value right? Unless there is some extra psychological value added in the process.

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