The oil patch increases the dividends
XOM has recently raised their dividend a hefty amount... and has stated that for over thirty years the revenue shared with stockholders has gone up.
With oil continuing to hold up, many oil patch firms have the ability to increase the return to shareholders...
Might be worthwhile to return to the oil patch... even looking at some of the Canadian oils ... but have not returned to north of the border .
Some of the current yields in Canada do not look like they can hold over the long term.... but for the short term ... wow.
Yeah.. yield hogs get slaughtered when the market turns against them.