Dividends4Life: How To Pick The Best Dividend Stocks

How To Pick The Best Dividend Stocks

Posted by D4L | Wednesday, January 14, 2015 | 0 comments »

Investing in dividend stocks can be a powerful and effective strategy to obtain superior returns over time. However, there is much more to successful dividend investing that simply going after companies with big yields. Disney (DIS), Starbucks (SBUX), and TJX (TJX) (parent company of T.J. Maxx) show that investing in businesses with increasing dividends and healthy fundamentals can be the key to outperforming the markets in the long term.

The importance of dividend growth: According data from Goldman Sachs, dividend stocks tend to outperform their nondividend-paying counterparts by a considerable margin over time. A $10,000 investment in nondividend stocks in 1972 would have turned into $26,417 by 2013, while investing the same amount in dividend-paying stocks would have resulted in $413,073.

Source: CNN Money

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