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Why Dividend History Matters When Investing In Dividend Stocks

Why Dividend History Matters When Investing In Dividend Stocks

| July 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dividends are an important part of shareholder total returns. The following chart compares the long-term price returns (excluding dividends) to the long-term total returns (including dividends) of the S&P 500 (approximated using the ETF SPY). The 10-year rolling total returns of the S&P 500 over the past 10 years have been, on average, 82% higher […]

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The Magic Of Rising Dividends

The Magic Of Rising Dividends

| May 19, 2017 | 1 Comment

Dividend Reinvestment Plans (DRIPs) are an appealing way to put your financial future on auto-pilot. And given that the number one reason by far that most people underperform the market is overtrading, anything you can do to take emotions out of financial decisions is often a very good thing. However, as with most things in […]

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What Do You Do With Dividends?

What Do You Do With Dividends?

Income investing is a big part of what I do. It’s rare for me to buy a stock that doesn’t pay a respectable dividend, and I have an entire newsletter – Peak Income – dedicated to finding decent yields in a world where most CDs and savings accounts barely yield anything at all. But you […]

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7 Tips To Grow Your Wealth Like The Best Dividend Investors

7 Tips To Grow Your Wealth Like The Best Dividend Investors

| March 20, 2017 | 1 Comment

Dividend investing is one of the most actionable, repeatable methods of building wealth over time. Fortunately, there are many resources available to learn about dividend investing. Many of them are published by some of the most successful dividend investors in the business. These include books, websites, and even shareholder letters. One particular example is the portfolios of […]

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Here’s The Best Time To Buy These 2 High-Yield Dividend Stocks

Here’s The Best Time To Buy These 2 High-Yield Dividend Stocks

| January 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Buying the dips on these two stocks, like Tim Plaehn explains in this article, effectively boosts the yield he earns on his investment and makes sure he puts more cash in his pocket. With his intimate knowledge of share price swings, Tim knows exactly the right time to recommend these two stocks.  When it comes […]

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Dividend Reinvestment – Automatic Versus Manual

Dividend Reinvestment – Automatic Versus Manual

| October 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

There are two schools of thought when it comes to dividend reinvestment. One of the options is to automatically reinvest dividends, whereas the other option is to selectively reinvest dividends received. The automatic dividend reinvestment is the easiest one to do. Once you purchase a dividend paying stock, you essentially check the “dividend reinvestment” box. As […]

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Dividends: Getting Paid To Invest

Dividends: Getting Paid To Invest

| August 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

The nature of investing often involves playing the long game. But what about those companies who pay you dividends while you wait? For many investors, the joy of owning shares revolves around watching a company (and therefore a stock price) grow over time. However, that’s not the only way you can profit from share ownership. […]

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How To Time Your Dividend Buys And Sells

How To Time Your Dividend Buys And Sells

| August 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

“Are dividend stocks in a bubble? Like… the NASDAQ in 1999?” A reporter from Kiplinger called me last week, concerned investors were bidding up these issues to irresponsible heights. While not quite a bubble, many of the “safest” names are the worst places you could put your money today. Some are doomed to grind sideways […]

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Dividend Aristocrats That Dodge Disasters

Dividend Aristocrats That Dodge Disasters

| December 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

My good friend Large Lou Sapino is an expert on vodka. Not long ago he asked me about Russian stocks. (A few weeks ago I told him that investing in Russian stocks is a dividend disaster.) Lou also happens to be a very smart real estate investor. He told me that investing in land out […]

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Dividend Yield Essentials

Dividend Yield Essentials

| November 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Do you know how much we spend on Christmas lights and decorations? $6 billion a year. By comparison, the Pentagon spends about $12 billion for an aircraft Carrier like the USS Ronald Reagan. The numbers are staggering, so huge they’re hard to make sense of. I like simpler numbers where the arithmetic is easy, and […]

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