1 Reason We're Protesting Apple

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The following video is part of yesterday's MarketFoolery podcast, in which host Chris Hill, advisor James Early, and senior analysts Jason Moser and Charly Travers discuss the latest business news. "The Protester" -- as embodied by protests in the Middle East and Europe, as well as the Occupy Wall Street movement -- was named 2011 Person of the Year by Time magazine. Given the chance to protest something in the world of business and investing, James Early lays out the case for why he would protest one of Apple's long-held policies. Ned Davis Research found that from 1972 to 2006, S&P stocks that didn't pay a dividend returned 4.1% annualized, whereas dividend payers returned 10.1% annually. It's a study that warms the heart of James, who thinks it's time for some tech titans to pay up.

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