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Dividends for an Uncertain World

Posted by D4L | Saturday, May 28, 2011 | | 0 comments »

The essence of dividend investing is the fact that dividend stocks are a "total return" product. When an investor buys a dividend paying stock, not only will he have the opportunity to benefit from the stock price performance, but he will also benefit from the yield provided by the dividend issued by the company.

Historically more than half of the total returns investors received by investing in the S&P 500 have come from dividends. Since the 1930s, dividends have comprised 51.5% of the total returns received by investors in the best-known index. Dividends accounted for more than half of investors' total returns during five of the last eight (62.5%) decades, and since the index was actually down during the 1930s and 2000s, dividends were the only source of return during those years.

Source: PR Newswire

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