Dividends mean nothing right now. Likewise for company stats, like P/E etc.
The whole market is running on nothing more than instinct and emotion right now.
Who cares about a poxy divi for like 2% per year when you can make a quick 15% profit. in less than a week or two?!?
I don’t own Rightmove, but nearly put a small position on for just these reasons.
Recessions are for quick cash in my opinion, forget all about dividends right now and long term growth. Quick flips for a nice profit, then chuck that money in ETFs once the bull market gets underway.
Nothing more to it than that right now. Once the markets have some more stability and the VIX is permanently down, then yes, it’s a different beast to mess with.
-edit- This is not advice, i’m just saying people should always be flexible right now and trade the opportunity set in front of them.