Dividends, Investing

Top 5 Things You Need to Know About Dividend Paying Stocks

By Kanwal Sarai
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Top-5-Dividend-StocksDividends are cash payments made to shareholders.  As a shareholder you are part owner of the company and therefore are entitled to share in the profits. Dividends can also help you determine when a share is undervalued, and priced right for purchase.

There are a number of other additional benefits to owning dividend paying shares, and I discuss my top five in this article.

1. Dividends provide an immediate return
2. Your safety buffer against the worst case scenario
3. Dividends increase over time
4. Dividends have a long history of being paid
5. Dividend yield can help you determine when to buy

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Thanks to My Own Advisor for allowing me to guest post on his awesome site!

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  • Julie @ Freedom 48

    Also (in Canada anyways), dividends are taxed at a much lower rate than other gains.
    Gotta love that!

  • Kanwal Sarai

    You are right Julie! Canadian dividends are taxed lower in Canada compared to income, interest, and capital gains. Thanks for stopping by!

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