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Dividend Stocks For Dummies

Dividend Stocks For Dummies

Lawrence Carrel

ISBN: 978-0-470-63590-2

Apr 2010

368 pages



Expert advice on a mature, reliable way to invest money

According to Fortune magazine, investing in dividends is one of the top five ways to survive market instability. Dividend Stocks For Dummies gives you the expert information and advice you need to successfully add dividends to your investment portfolio, revealing how to make the most out of dividend stock investing-no matter the type of market.

  • Explains the nuts and bolts of dividends, values, and returns
  • Shows you how to effectively research companies, gauge growth and return, and the best way to manage a dividend portfolio
  • Provides strategies for increasing dividend investments

Weather a down market-reach for Dividend Stocks for Dummies!


Part I: Introducing Dividend Investing Basics.

Chapter 1: Wrapping Your Brain Around Dividend Investing.

Chapter 2: Brushing Up on Dividend Details.

Chapter 3: Grasping the Dividend Advantage.

Part II: Selecting an Investment Approach and Picking Stocks.

Chapter 4: Risky Business: Assessing Risk and Your Risk Tolerance.

Chapter 5: Setting Goals and Making Plans.

Chapter 6: Choosing the Right Approach for You.

Chapter 7: Searching for Promising Candidates.

Chapter 8: Sizing Up Potential Picks.

Part III: Exploring Income-Generating Industries.

Chapter 9: Lighting Up Your Portfolio with Utilities.

Chapter 10: Pumping Up Your Portfolio with Energy Partnerships.

Chapter 11: Getting Connected with Telecommunications Stocks.

Chapter 12: Investing in the Necessities of Life: Consumer Goods.

Chapter 13: Exploring REITs and Financials.

Part IV: Checking Out Dividend Investment Vehicles.

Chapter 14: Compounding Your Returns with Dividend Reinvestment Plans.

Chapter 15: Diversifying Your Dividends through Mutual Funds.

Chapter 16: Tapping the Best of Both Worlds with Exchange-Traded Funds.

Chapter 17: Going Global with Foreign Dividends.

Part V: Managing Your Portfolio.

Chapter 18: Choosing an Effective Stock-Picking Strategy.

Chapter 19: Buying and Selling Dividend Stocks: Where and How.

Chapter 20: Tuning In to Changes in Tax Laws.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 21: Setting the Record Straight: Ten Common Misconceptions about Dividends.

Chapter 22: Ten Dividend Investing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them.

Appendix: The Dividend Aristocrats.