The best dividend stocks provide a consistent dividend yield year after year.
In the early years of the past decade, dividend yields were generally too low to provide a third of investment returns. But since then, yields have moved up and interest rates remain low. It’s now realistic to assume they will again contribute as much as a third of your total return.
Even though the best dividend stocks can be your most profitable investments, dividends rarely get the respect they deserve, especially from beginning investors. That’s because a dividend-paying stock’s yearly 2% or 3% or 5% yield barely seems worth mentioning alongside yearly capital gains of 10%, 20% or 30% or more. But dividends are far more reliable than capital gains. A stock that pays a dividend of $1 this year will probably do the same next year. It may even raise it to $1.05. Good dividend stocks are a valuable component of any sound investing portfolio.
At the same time, we recommend investing in them using our three-part Successful Investor strategy:
Invest mainly in well-established companies;
Spread your money out across most if not all of the five main economic sectors (Manufacturing & Industry; Resources & Commodities; Consumer; Finance; Utilities);
Downplay or avoid stocks in the broker/media limelight.
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