- Dividend stocks consistently outperform nonpayers by double digits.
- Not all dividend-paying stocks are created equal.
- This simple filter identifies the top performers.
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There’s a very good reason why we cover stocks so extensively here at Wall Street Daily.
The stock market represents the single best way for investors to build wealth.
As you know, we focus our efforts on uncovering the market’s most innovative and disruptive small-cap companies — primarily in the tech space.
But we also keep a close eye on these firms as they grow up into large caps with treasure chests full of cash.
That’s because sooner or later, they’re going to start paying dividends. And it’s a hardly disputed fact that dividend-paying stocks outperform nondividend payers over time.
Not by a little, but by a whole lot…
According to data crunched by famed economists Eugene Fama and Kenneth French, dividend-paying issues have beaten out nonpayers by as much as 1.9% on a total return basis over the last 90 years.
Heck, Warren Buffett — one of the greatest investors of all time — will hardly look at a stock that doesn’t pay a dividend.
I know you won’t be disappointed.
Ahead of the tape,
Chief Investment Strategist, Wall Street Daily
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Dividend investing is a great way to get a good bang for your buck.
It’s a go-to strategy for income investors since it’s a safe, reliable way to invest in major Fortune 500 companies and grow your investments over time.
For those who don’t know what a dividend is, it’s simply a payment a company makes to investors as a distribution of profits. Often investors take this payment and reinvest it back into the underlying company, which can result in increased returns and dividend payments in the future.
It certainly pays to be a dividend investor…
Our researchers at Wall Street Daily did some digging and discovered some interesting facts about dividend investing…
Consider that over the last 10 years, the S&P has returned 261% as a whole. Pretty good, right? $10,000 invested would have become $26,100.
Well, when you consider that if you focused on JUST the dividend-paying companies, you would have returned 500% — turning that same $10,000 into $50,000. And that’s not even factoring in reinvesting those dividends back into the companies.
Of course, being a successful dividend investor isn’t quite as simple as buying a dividend-paying stock and sitting back while your fortune grows; if it were, we would all be millionaires.
After all, 81% of the stocks on the S&P 500 pay dividends.
So it takes a lot of research to know if A) a company is paying the right amount back to shareholders… and B) you’re investing in a stable company that not only has a history of increasing its dividend but will likely continue to pay its dividend going forward.
I mention that because… something interesting happens if you only look at the dividend-paying companies that have increased their dividend payments every year for at least 10 years. A basket of those companies would have returned 1,171%, turning that initial $10,000 investment I mentioned before into $117,100.