Wednesday, August 7, 2013
INTC Dividend Troubles
Just wanted to take a moment to link an article or two discussing Intel's lack of a dividend increase so far this year. Here is a blurb I posted about Intel in Jan 2013. I'm about to break my arm patting myself on the back for a moment. There's a reason I avoid tech, and this is just one more example. I am looking for companies with easily predictable futures. If I wanted to get into tech, I would skip over Intel and head straight for Google anyway. Besides, as I've noted dozens of times, we are all already invested in tech, whether we like it or not. Telecoms are enough tech for me. Tech and dividends don't mix well together.
No one has a crystal ball. Every investment decision we make is somewhat of an educated guess, and our hands are forced in the matter anyway since we have so few tenable options when it comes to making our money grow. Intel is a good company with a good future, but in my humble opinion, don't get it mixed up with KO, O, T or PG. Don't forget what sector its in, and remember how volatile that sector is. If you need any reminder on that score, just look at your smartphone, and then think about how much that one device has changed in the last five years or so.