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Industrial Giant Impresses with 19% Gain

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It’s no secret that dividend investing is a pretty hot trend at the moment. Investing for a share of corporate profits has had a huge resurgence over the past few years as a myriad of factors have helped push more investors toward the style. Some analysts and pundits have actually postulated that we’re seeing a return to the 1950s and 1960s, when most investors bought stocks for their dividends, rather than capital gain potential.

The problem is maybe we’ve gone a tad bit too far with our love affair with dividends. And mutual fund powerhouse, Vanguard fired the first warning shot in that regard.

It’s decided to close its largest dividend-focused mutual fund to new investors.

This is not something that many dividend investors should take lightly. Ultimately, the move could signal that dividend stocks — as a category — could be finally overstretched a tad bit.

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