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Investing In Dividends For Dummies

Investing In Dividends For Dummies

Lawrence Carrel

ISBN: 978-1-119-12197-8

Oct 2015

288 pages



Get the lowdown on adding dividend stocks to your investment portfolio

Investing In Dividends For Dummies shares the fundamental information you need to know about one of the steadiest investments you can make: dividends. This approachable resource provides you with the details necessary to make confident, educated decisions regarding the dividends that you choose to add to your portfolio. Instead of guessing which investments will complement your current strategy, leverage the information offered by this easy-to-use text to determine how to best incorporate dividends into your investment tactics—and do so with confidence.

The steady nature of dividends makes them appealing to investors for many reasons. Most notably, they're a great option if you're entering retirement and want a reliable source of income. Additionally, dividends are fantastic components of a well-rounded investment portfolio, as even the most aggressive of investors can benefit from more conservative investment tools in their overall strategy. Understanding what dividends are and how to use them is the first step to adding them to your portfolio.

  • Explore how dividend stocks can fit into your current investment portfolio—and how they will impact your portfolio's performance
  • Effectively research the companies offering dividends, and pinpoint the ones that best complement your current portfolio
  • Gauge the risk, growth, and return offered by dividend opportunities
  • Increase the amount of your investment portfolio that's dedicated to dividends, depending upon your financial goals and portfolio needs

Investing In Dividends For Dummies is a fantastic resource if you're looking to find a mature and predictable way to invest your money!

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Dividends 5

Chapter 1: Wrapping Your Brain Around Dividend Investing 7

Chapter 2: Brushing Up on Dividend Details 27

Chapter 3: Grasping the Dividend Advantage 41

Part II: Exploring the World of Dividends 59

Chapter 4: Income-Generating Industries 61

Chapter 5: Exploring REITs and Financials 91

Chapter 6: Dividend Investment Vehicles 111

Part III: Selecting an Investment Approach 145

Chapter 7: Setting Goals and Making Plans 147

Chapter 8: Risky Business: Assessing Risk and Your Risk Tolerance 161

Chapter 9: Choosing Your Approach — And Your Dividends 173

Chapter 10: Buying and Selling Dividend Stocks 205

Chapter 11: Staying Current on Tax Laws 219

Part IV: The Part of Tens 237

Chapter 12: Ten Common Misconceptions about Dividends 239

Chapter 13: Ten Dividend Investing Mistakes to Avoid 247

Index 253