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!
About the Author
Lawrence Carrel is a contributing writer for The Journal of Indexes / IndexUniverse.com, where he writes a weekly column on the exchange-traded fund and indexing industries.
Table of Contents
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