I often say that the only reason to buy stocks is for dividends. Otherwise, options strategies are greatly superior to stocks. AT&T (NYSE:T) is one of those stocks that you'd want actual stock exposure to, as its dividends are not only juicy in yield but also solid in stability.
T investors are an odd bunch, if I may say so. I have written a few articles on the subject and spoken to many hardcore T buy-and-holders and am often bewildered at their hesitation to sell. A return is not realized until sold, but T investors like to let it ride.
Is this good or bad? I think it mostly depends on how you see the dividend. So today, I'm going to share my perspective on T's dividend; let me know if you agree in the comments section below.