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PGHammer

join:2003-06-09
Accokeek, MD
reply to Cheese

Re: This is complete and utter BS

If you want a *guaranteed* ROI, you don't invest in stocks. You don't even invest in corporate senior debt. You instead invest in government-backed securities (primarily T-bills/T-bonds). However, VZ's 4.5% dividend is actually *higher* than that of short-term (seven-year) T-bills (the disadvantage VZ dividends have is that they are taxable). But for longer-term ROI (even seven years; remember, I'm comparing VZ return to T-bills) I'd much rather invest in VZ than the United States, even though the dividends are taxable.