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Investing For Dividends - Many Are Too Conservative

Published Fri, 14 Sep 2018 10:41:29 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

Investment Thesis Over a 50-year span, immediate income investments will generate greater total income than the highly hailed S&P Dividend Aristocrats. Many investors place wealth in these reliable stocks to their long-term detriment - they see less gains in income.
A Simple Definition Due to previous confusion, whenever I write concerning immediate income investing, I feel it is necessary to define what I'm speaking of when doing so. I define immediate income investing as: Investing with a taxable account seeking immediate high return via dividends.
Due to this focus, I am not concerned with total return or overly focused on capital appreciation. I am a long-term buy and hold investor who is willing to sell if necessary. I often explain you can milk your cows or slaughter them to unlock value - I'd rather milk them.
S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Vs. Immediate Income Darlings For sake of open comparison, I decided to generate two evaluations for both categories.
S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats are those stocks in the S&P 500 who have raised their dividends for 25 consecutive years. Within this grouping, I took three representative stocks and averaged their yields and 3-year average dividend growth. I also took one exchange-traded fund, ETF and used that as the other simple comparison in this group since many investors would rather simply invest in one simple reliable ETF.
Three S&P 500 Representative Stocks - AKA "Safe... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
OXFORD LANE CAPITAL 10.74   0.0 0.00 1.62 14.90
EAGLE POINT CREDIT 17.97   11.0 1.63 2.40 13.30
CAPITAL PRODUCT PARTNERS 2.82   25.6 0.11 0.32 11.47
ALLIANCE RESOURCE PARTNERS L.P. 19.40   6.8 2.87 2.08 10.64
KNOT OFFSHORE PARTNERS LP 21.75   7.5 2.90 2.08 9.50
GENERAL ELECTRIC 12.47   0.0 -0.99 0.48 3.79
PROCTER & GAMBLE 85.36   23.3 3.66 2.87 3.42
COCA-COLA 46.64   86.4 0.54 1.56 3.40
EMERSON ELECTRIC 77.41   23.7 3.27 1.94 2.49
WINDSTREAM 4.97   0.0 -59.60 0.00 0.00


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