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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 9.73   0.0 0.00 1.62 16.65
EAGLE POINT CREDIT 16.14   0.0 -1.13 2.40 14.64
ALLIANCE RESOURCE PARTNERS L.P. 15.86   4.5 3.49 2.16 12.95
CAPITAL PRODUCT PARTNERS 10.66   0.0 -8.42 1.26 11.72
KNOT OFFSHORE PARTNERS LP 18.65   12.0 1.55 2.08 11.07
EMERSON ELECTRIC 64.71   18.4 3.52 1.96 3.02
COCA-COLA 55.11   33.6 1.64 1.60 2.94
PROCTER & GAMBLE 122.77   90.3 1.36 2.98 2.49
GENERAL ELECTRIC 9.26   0.0 -2.15 0.04 0.44
WINDSTREAM 0.33   0.0 -55.88 0.00 0.00


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