Why an Apple Dividend Would Be Bad for Investors

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The following video is part of today's MarketFoolery podcast, in which host Chris Hill and advisors Andy Cross, Jeff Fischer, and James Early analyze the latest business news. Changes are afoot at Apple, where CEO Tim Cook is reportedly considering issuing a dividend. The guys debate the benefits and downsides, the tech companies that have successfully pulled off a dividend, and the unintended signal an Apple dividend would send investors.

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