Dividends and Voting

As a dividend investor, you are used to voting. Every company where you have an investment has an annual meeting and you should vote. Most of us, as long as the company is making profits and can pay a dividend vote for management.

There is a vote for President and other offices and you should vote. The writer has been involved in the political process over the years from knocking on doors, to giving literature, to fundraising, to recruiting candidates, to helping run campaigns. Some candidates have been wonderful, some not so, but the process is important. I hope you vote or have voted.

For an investor, governments play a role, not the majority, but governments can pass laws which make the day to day business of running a company easier or harder. As an investor, you like when governments make life easier, but there is a balance, similar to everything else in life.

Linking to dividend paying stocks, one of the reasons why you invest in these shares as the companies have gone through economic cycles and political cycles and still make profits to pay dividends. Who ever wins will not likely change what good companies are doing already. As an investor you have many different viewpoints, which is good, but casting your vote is important. VOTE

There are more questions than answers, till the next time – to raising questions.

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