Dividends

PUT THE POWER OF COMPOUNDING DIVIDENDS TO WORK FOR YOU

August 25, 2017

PUT THE POWER OF COMPOUNDING DIVIDENDS TO WORK FOR YOU

COMPOUNDING POWER

    Companies with long history of paying and growing dividends
    “Dividend Aristocrats”

  • S&P 500 companies that have increased annual dividends for at least 25 consecutive years
  • DRIPs: Dividend Reinvestment Plans

  • Automatically reinvest dividends in new shares
    Popular dividend growing ETFs:

  • SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (SDY)
  • Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (VIG)

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PUT THE POWER OF COMPOUNDING DIVIDENDS TO WORK FOR YOU

September 18, 2015

PUT THE POWER OF COMPOUNDING DIVIDENDS TO WORK FOR YOU

SPDR S&P DIVIDEND ETF (SDY)
SDY Chart

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VANGUARD DIVIDEND APPRECIATION ETF (VIG)
VIG Chart

VIG data by YCharts

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INVEST IN DIVIDEND PAYING STOCKS

October 10, 2014

INVEST IN DIVIDEND PAYING STOCKS
DIVIDEND CONTRIBUTION TO TOTAL RETURN OF S&P 500

Percent of Total Return

  • 77.4% in 1970s
  • 27% in 2000s

MORNINGSTAR DIVIDEND FUND FAVORITE
Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (VIG)
VIG Chart

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BIGGEST AND OLDEST UTILITY STOCK ETF
Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU)
XLU Chart

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OWN AT LEAST ONE FUND OR ETF WITH GROWING DIVIDENDS

August 1, 2014

GROWING DIVIDEND ETFS OWNED PERSONALLY BY GREAT INVESTOR CHARLIE DREIFUS OF THE ROYCE FUNDS

SPDR S&P DIVIDEND ETF (SDY)
Holds all stocks in S&P 1500 that have raised dividends 20 consecutive years or more
SDY Chart

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Vanguard Dividend Appreciation index ETF (VIG)
Chooses U.S. firms that have raised dividends 10 consecutive years or more
VIG Chart

VIG data by YCharts

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TAKE SOME PROFITS IN YOUR TOP PERFORMERS OF THE LAST FIVE YEARS

July 18, 2014
  • Sell a percentage of funds or stocks that have delivered biggest gains
  • Reinvest in lagging sectors or funds, or keep in cash

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