Ask a Fool: How Do You Know a Dividend Is Going to Die?

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In the following video, Motley Fool financials analyst Matt Koppenheffer takes a question from a Fool reader, who writes, "I would like to know more about the payout ratio and how to realize a company is in danger of paying their dividend. I always hear that 75% is the high limit but I see many companies still able to make dividend payments with 200% payout ratio."

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The article Ask a Fool: How Do You Know a Dividend Is Going to Die? originally appeared on Fool.com.

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