Dividends4Life: Good Reasons To Invest In Dividend Stocks

Good Reasons To Invest In Dividend Stocks

Posted by D4L | Wednesday, January 28, 2015 | | 0 comments »

There are plenty of obvious reasons to invest in dividend stocks. Here are seven that might surprise you. You probably don’t need any more convincing about the power of dividend stocks. After all, you’re reading this story because you’re subscribed to an e-letter about income. You’re an income investor, which means your portfolio is likely filled with high-yielding and/or reliable dividend stocks.

The biggest dividend payers achieve large returns. The richest companies pay the largest total dividend. Exxon Mobil (NYSE: XOM), for example, shelled out $11.2 billion in dividends in the last year.Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) wasn’t far behind at $11.1 billion. AT&T (NYSE: T) was next at $9.6 billion. And so on. The stocks that pay the big dividends typically thrive. The average total return (including yield) among the top 10 dividend payers in the 12 months ended June 30 was 17.6%.

Source: ETF Daily News

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