Dividends Are Back

June 29, 2010  |  

(Wall Street Journal) — We are just months removed from one of the worst years for corporate dividends on record. Uncle Sam is expected to take another big bite out of that income in 2011 in the form of sharply higher taxes.And yet dividend investing has rarely looked better. This year through mid-June, there were at least 135 dividend increases or initiations among the companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index, up roughly 55% from the first six months of last year.

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