Let’s talk about five big payouts that are so flimsy, they’re just asking for the ultimate sign of dividend disrespect:
Paying money to short them.
It’s one thing to turn down a decent yield in today’s 2% world. It’s another to be willing to pay the dividend in order to bet against the stock!
Yet here are five firms with archaic business models (some are so-2015) that their cash flow streams will soon dry up. And when the cash evaporates, so will the dividend.
Which is why I may short some or all of these shares in the weeks ahead after this piece publishes.…