Course 408: The Case for Dividends
The Bottom Line
In this course
1 Introduction
2 Dividends: The New Fad?
3 Dividends and Total Returns
5 The Bottom Line

Traditional-minded investors like us are glad to see dividends making a comeback. Compared with retained earnings or buybacks, a solid dividend establishes a firm intrinsic value for the stock, helps reduce the stock's volatility, and acts as a check on management's capital-allocation practices. Simply put, it's the way things were meant to be.

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