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Lots of investors realize how profitable dividend stocks can be, but takes a bit of research into finding out the right companies to invest in. However, that has changed because you don’t have to do the dirty work in order to identify the most ideal companies to add to your dividend portfolio.
One of the lesser known facts regarding making money in the stock market is that investing in stocks with high dividends is an excellent way to ensure that your overall stock market returns are higher than average. Over long periods of time, gains made from holding stocks are bolstered significantly by investing in stocks with high dividends.
Three basic approaches to selecting a high dividend portfolio are discussed. While these approaches are a good starting point, the author suggests a more robust approach that would improve the performance of a high dividend portfolio (HDP). Additionally, the author points out how such HDPs will perform in both bear and bull markets.
There is a way to join a company’s long-term employee benefit program without lifting a finger, says Jim Nelson. Some firms offer Dividend Retirement Plans (DRIPs), which allow you to both receive regular dividend checks and reinvest earnings in discounted stock. And as long as dividend payments keep coming, there is no need to worry about a volatile share price.
9 Dividend Stocks At Risk From Pension Plan Deficits
Lynn Carpenter says pension fund deficits could be a major threat to dividend payments. Legislation forces companies to keep private pension plans well funded, meaning some will have to raise large sums of cash at short notice. Lynn picks 9 firms that could soon be forced into making big dividend cuts.
Choppy markets have sent dividend yields to “unbelievably high” levels, says Jim Nelson. This makes today a great time to start income investing. Jim says Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS:A/RDS.B) and BP (NYSE:BP) are two cash-rich companies with consistent dividend payments and “absurdly” high yields right now.