This is an interesting article I found at Advice for Investors. It says a study shows that from 1900 to 2005, dividends produced 90 per cent of the returns of investors worldwide. It says that this study suggests that investors should pay as much attention to cash dividends as they do to earnings.
This article goes on to talk about how companies may fudge their earnings in order to match analyst's estimates. But you cannot fudge paying dividends in cash.
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