Tuesday , 27 June 2017


I’m Hooked on Dividends – Here’s Why

Dividends aren’t just for Warren Buffett and retirees. Dividends haveDividend-stocks-pic the power to support your goals of becoming independently wealthy. Here are 3 reasons why. Words: 586

The comments above & below are edited ([ ]) and abridged (…) excerpts from the original article written by Pey Shadzi.
Despite only being 28, I often loathe talking with younger investors about strategies because, after hearing I’m a value investor who seeks high quality, dividend-paying companies, they often begin instantly grilling me with questions such as:
  • Buy why dividends? You’re too young to be an income investor!
  • Don’t you know growth stocks are better suited for young people?
[The truth of the matter, however, is] that dividends aren’t just for Warren Buffett and retirees. Dividends have the power to support your goals of becoming independently wealthy. Here are three reasons why:

1. Dividend paying companies usually have excess monies available

Ironically, when a company dishes out billions of dollars to investors annually in the form of dividends, you might consider they’re making too much money. In other words, their profits are so juicy that they’re free to distribute excess cash to one of their most prized possessions: you, the shareholder. Target (TGT), [for example,] has been paying dividends every single year since 1965 raising their dividend annually for nearly 45 years. Now that’s commitment.

2. Dividend paying companies are usually here to stay

Sure, there are a few exceptions, but for the most part companies with long, sustainable histories of paying dividends [such as] 3M (MMM) [for example]…are more reliable than younger companies… You can think of it this way: who would you trust to show up to work tomorrow? Walter, the 56 year old janitor who hasn’t missed a day in 30 years or Slater, the 22 year old hotshot lawyer who just graduated from an Ivy league and landed a job at the firm? Reliability is often a difficult thing to come by in this day and age.

3. Dividend paying companies often have an excellent risk/reward profile especially when dividends are re-invested

Not a day goes by where I don’t hear someone refer to the last ten years as “the lost decade.” Well excuse me if things didn’t go well for growth investors, but owners of quality, dividend-paying companies, such as Johnson and Johnson (JNJ) actually fared quite well…

Conclusion

Though not necessarily as “sexy” as growth investing, take a look at the world of dividend investing and make sure to keep an open mind. I did, and what can I say but “I’m hooked!”

Thanks for reading! Visit our Facebook page (here) and “Like” any article so you can “Follow the munKNEE” and get future articles automatically delivered to your feed.

Win An iPad Pro!

TalkMarkets.com is so convinced you’ll love their website they are raffling off an iPad Pro to those who registers here by June 30, 2017. For more information please read the contest Terms and Conditions.
975 authors contribute to TalkMarkets.com so check it out, register here and then program the site to provide you with exactly what you want by author & topic. Check out my profile & articles on TM here.
If you want more articles like the one above: LIKE us on Facebook; “Follow the munKNEE” on Twitter or register to receive our FREE tri-weekly newsletter (see sample here , sign up in top right hand corner).

 Related Articles from the munKNEE Vault:

1. Become a Dividend Investor & Retire Comfortably- Here’s How

I invest in dividend paying stocks in order to generate a sufficient income stream that will meet and exceed my expenses in retirement. “Retirement” to me is the point where my dividend income exceeds my annual expenses by 1.5 times, which means that I no longer have to work for money. In order to get there I am following several simple, but crucial, principles [which I would like to share with you]. Words: 830

2. Secure Your Golden Years – Now! Here’s How

Americans spend more time planning their vacations than their retirement and this is the reason why 1 out 7 baby boomers are going bankrupt. With people living longer and spending as much as 30 years in retirement, if you want to maintain a moderate standard of living, it is essential to plan your retirement well in advance to secure your golden years.This article outlines 6 ways to do just that. Words: 665

3. 10 Index ETFs for Building an Ideal Retirement Oriented Portfolio

Constructing a portfolio for the retirement years requires one to focus on portfolio risk or uncertainty while not neglecting return. If the portfolio asset allocation plan is too conservative, the return will not meet lifestyle expectations. Inflation is again on the rise and this needs to be taken into consideration when putting together a retirement oriented portfolio. Below is a combination of index ETFs that project respectable returns while holding down portfolio volatility. Words: 455

4. Is $1,000,000 Enough to Provide for a Successful 30-year Retirement?

Withdrawing from a $1,000,000 nest egg upon retirement using the familiar 4% rule to generate a successful 30-year inflation-adjusted (3% per annum) retirement proved to be totally inadequate as per the retirement withdrawal strategy that I put forth in a previous article (1). In fact, it crashed and burned in year 25 of the 30-year plan! In fact, as I show in this article, it will only succeed if your portfolio outperforms the S&P 500 by 5% every year for 30 straight years – and what is the likelihood of that? Words: 1533