5 Key Benefits of Long Term Investing in Dividend Stocks

Investing benefits

Long-term investing in dividend stocks provides the following 5 key benefits:

  1. Passive income: One of the primary benefits of dividend investing is the ability to generate passive income. As long as the company continues to pay dividends, an investor receives regular payments that can help supplement their income. Here's my personal example with owning TC Energy:

    In 2000, I purchased 185 shares in TRP for $13.40 each, for a total investment of $2479. Since then I have received over $8,043 in dividends from TRP. My current dividend yield base on the purchase price is over 26% annually. 26.87% of $2479 is over $666 in passive income each year, just for owning those shares.

  2. Potential for capital appreciation: In addition to receiving dividends, an investor may also benefit from capital appreciation as the value of the stock increases over time. This  leads to a higher total return on the investment. Here are 3 examples of stock price appreciation for dividend stocks over the long-term:

  3. Diversification: Dividend-paying stocks can be an important component of a diversified portfolio. They can help to balance out the potential volatility of other types of investments, such as growth stocks or high-risk assets. Over the long-term make sure that you diversify across these 11 sectors:

    Basic Materials
    Communication Services
    Consumer Cyclical
    Consumer Defensive
    Financial Services
    Real Estate

  4. Financial stability: Companies that pay dividends tend to be financially stable and have a track record of consistent earnings. This provides investors with a measure of security and peace of mind. Over the long-term consistent earnings growth contributes to regular dividend increases, have a look at these examples:

  5. Potential tax advantages: Depending on the investor's tax situation, dividends may be taxed at a lower rate than other types of income. This can make dividend investing a more tax-efficient strategy. In the US as a single retiree, you can make $50,000/year in qualified US dividends and pay zero in Federal income tax. Have a look at the tax advantages in Canada:

Overall, long-term dividend investing in individual dividend stocks can be a reliable and potentially lucrative way to build wealth and generate passive income over the long term.

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Great article for a beginning investor! Thanks for all of the detail, and the examples in each section. 

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I fired my "financial planner" when the market was at it's peak, sept 2021.  She put me into mutual funds and things that generally underperformed.  If I didn't sell when I did, I would have lost a lot of money.  

This is how I always wanted to invest and I lost sight of that intention.  I love that this blog is here.  I sold out of all the mutual funds she put me into and bought REITs and dividend paying stocks with divy growth.  Did that when the market was high and I have been just fine riding the market "down" over that time.  It is quite comforting to see the dividends buy more shares.  My account is "down" 1 percent from that high.   I am just starting to see the dividend growth in my accounts. 

One interesting thing I discovered about mutual funds is they do not have dividend growth.  Not going back to using a "financial planner".  They cost way too much.  I am also grateful that there are discount brokers.

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