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The Ultimate Dividend Playbook: Income, Insight and Independence for Today's Investor

The Ultimate Dividend Playbook: Income, Insight and Independence for Today's Investor

Morningstar, Inc. , Josh Peters

ISBN: 978-1-118-04504-6

Jan 2011

368 pages

$19.99

Description

Many people believe that the key to success in the stock market is buying low and selling high. But how many investors have the time, talent, and luck to earn consistent returns this way? In The Ultimate Dividend Playbook: Income, Insight, and Independence for Today’s Investor, Josh Peters, editor of the monthly Morningstar DividendInvestor newsletter, shows you why you don’t have to try to beat the market and how you can use dividends to capture the income and growth you seek.

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction ix

Chapter 1 Income? From Stocks? 1

Chapter 2 Dividends, Values, and Returns 25

Chapter 3 Corporations: Dividend Machines 49

Chapter 4 Dividend Insight 69

Chapter 5 Dividends Past, Present, and Projected 87

Chapter 6 Is It Safe? 101

Chapter 7 Will It Grow? 125

Chapter 8 What’s the Return? 149

Chapter 9 Independence 169

Chapter 10 Managing a Dividend Portfolio 183

Chapter 11 The Future of Dividends 205

Epilogue 221

Appendix 1 The Nuts and Bolts of Dividend Payments 225

Appendix 2 Dividends and Taxes 241

Appendix 3 Banks 257

Appendix 4 Utilities 277

Appendix 5 Real Estate Investment Trusts 295

Appendix 6 Energy Partnerships 313

Appendix 7 Other Dividend Opportunities 333

Index 337