Not sure if this thread will work or be of any use.
Idea is to be able to mention any interesting company, articles and even just some non investment posts.
To start, an extract and then link to Jim Mellon thoughts on investing for dividend.
I do not agree with all he states but overall seems OK and might provide food for thought in to some companies.
“Janus Henderson, the fund managers, have pointed out that global dividends have continued to rise, even as earnings have stalled. Globally, they forecast that dividends will grow a shade under 9% in 2019, to £1.1 trillion – approximately a payout of 46% of total global earnings. This is a comfortable ratio but disguises some examples of companies where so-called dividend cover, which is the capacity of companies to continue paying generous dividends, is perilously close to being exhausted. In fact, in the UK, the ratio isn’t particularly wonderful, which is why investors have to be careful…”