When I was updating my spreadsheets with dividends for January 2015, I noticed that there were no dividend increases for that month. This seldom happens on the stocks I hold. It also happened in July of 2014 and that was an unusual occurrence also.
The other thing that has happened is that my dividend increases for the year of 2014 was just 5.7% compared to 10.5% for 2013. My dividend increases for 2010 to 2012 was at 5.3%, 9.23% and 9.6%.
What this shows is a loss of economic momentum by the dividend stock that I hold. Generally this sort of drop in dividend increases occurs after bear market or a correction. However, the recovery form 2008 and indeed 2000 has a long and slow.
I do not think that this bodes well for a continuing bull market.
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