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Last week signaled a sad turn for the “widows and orphans” stocks — classic income providers that were once bread-and-butter favorites of investors.

Questions:
1. Why was it a sad time for “widows and orphans” stocks?
2. What did Anheuser-Busch do that also signaled bad times?
3. Why does dividend income matter?
4. How many companies have been dropped from the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats since 2006 for cutting or not increasing their dividends?
5. What was the most interesting thing that you learned from this article?

Source:
Heath, T. (2018). Why GE’s penny dividend signals a sad turn for ‘widow and orphan stocks.’ The Washington Post, Nov. 2 (Retrievable online at https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/why-ges-penny-dividend-signals-a-sad-turn-for-widow-and-orphan-stocks/2018/11/02/3f0233ac-dc6d-11e8-85df-7a6b4d25cfbb_story.html)

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