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Dividend Payers


Dividend Payers 2006-05-04

Because dividend-paying stocks are often viewed as safer investments, the common perception is that they tend to underperform non-payers in heated markets. While this was true during the Tech & Dot Com craze of the late 1990's, it hasn't held true for many other notable periods.

During the period from 1980 to 2005 the S&P 500 index jumped from about 100 points to over 1,200 . This is more than a 1,000% increase. And the fact is, that during that same period, dividend paying stocks actually outperformed non-payers by more than 2.6% per year.

That may not sound like much, but consider this: If you'd invested $10,000 in dividend-paying stocks in 1980, today you would have nearly $119,000 more than your dividend-shunning counterpart!

By following our Balanced portfolio, you will find excellent dividend paying stocks from around the World.
We have done the homework for you. There are plenty to choose from to suit the level of income you require. We follow many International companies that you may never have heard of.  Some of these companies are paying steady dividends in excess of 7%.

Check out The Balanced Portfolio if you are looking for great dividend payers.


Disclaimer: All the information above is provided as a service for individuals and institutions. It should in no way be construed as a recommendation as an investment. Investment decisions should be based on the risk tolerance and planning horizon of the investor. Market participants must understand that past performance is also not a guarantee or predictor of future results.