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Why most dividend investors never succeed



August 08, 2013 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: KO , PM , KMI


Many investors believe that once they find the perfect dividend stock, they can just buy it, and kick back and collect the dividends for eternity. Unfortunately, even if you identified the perfect dividend growth stock, you can still lose money. This is because identifying and selecting an amazing stock, with amazing prospects, and attractive valuation is just part of the formula for investment success. The next part is the psychological traps that could cause you to do silly things.

The first reason why investors lose money is because...


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#1) On August 08, 2013 at 8:52 AM, sagitarius84 (65.62) wrote:

How do you think individual investors can succeed at dividend investing?

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#2) On August 08, 2013 at 11:07 AM, lemoneater (58.46) wrote:

As you suggested, I have around 30 different stocks of different market caps in different sectors. Many of them are dividend stocks, but not all. A few of them are foreign stocks with irregular dividends.

I did sell some of my early picks BAC and MDT at a loss. Buying stocks at a multiyear high shortly before a recession was not the best strategy. However, the sales did reduce my taxes and I learned more about risks to companies (too much debt and lawsuits) than I knew before.




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