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Doesn't GE Stock Pay a Dividend?


Monday, 13 December 2010 07:55 
I happened to notice Matt Kranz's calculations in USA Today of what someone would have earned owning shares of GE stock since 1970. The calculations don't adjust for inflation, which means that no one can assess what their real return would have been. Perhaps even more striking is the fact that the calculation does not include dividend payouts. Typically close to half of the real return on a stock will be in the form of dividend payouts.
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Even if Kranz is an outliar, the truth lies in measures of central tendency among all outliars and inliars taken together. A flake is a flake, but only in context.
That's how markets work, including information reported about markets. The truth of large numbers ultimately crowds out mistakes by definition.
Stupid liberals.