Best Dividend Stocks for 2013, and beyond
Dividend investing is a long term process, where capital is invested upfront today, with the intention to receive dividends for many years to come. Dividends have historically represented approximately 40% of average annual total returns, which is why they are an important part of the investing decision. The thing about dividend checks is that unlike capital gains, they are always positive. As long as the company you purchased is sound financially, it should be able to distribute cash in your brokerage account like clockwork every single quarter. As a result, it is no surprise that dividend stocks are getting a lot of attention from current and future retirees.
The most important decision for someone who wants to retire with dividend stocks is to actually get started. This means saving money consistently, and then investing it in the dividend stocks of their choice. In this article, I am going to outline a few dividend stocks, which make very good candidates for a beginning income portfolio. In other words, if I were starting a portfolio tomorrow, I would include the following stocks.
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