Things Every Dividend Investor Should Know

Posted by D4L | Sunday, December 23, 2012 | | 0 comments »

Dividend investing is a great way for investors to see a steady stream of returns on their investments. Though the world of dividend investing can seem conservative and basic on the surface, there is a lot to know in the dividend world that can help investors create long term wealth. Here are 40 things every dividend investor should know about dividend investing:

1. Dividends = Meaningful Portion of Stock Returns.
Going back over the past 80 years, dividends have accounted for more than 40% of the total returns of the S&P 500. It is important to note, though, that that has not been a steady or consistent ratio – capital gains tend to be considerably larger percentages during bull markets, while dividends make up much larger portions in weaker markets.

Source: Dividend.com

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