Everyone needs to invest, but where do you invest during bear markets?
The massive stock declines over the past year have eroded savings, but this doesn't mean you should stuff your money into a mattress. It needs to be put to work, getting some return so that it will grow. Smart investors will turn to high-dividend paying stocks to get a stable and growing stream of income. Dividend investing - which provides an income beyond any gain in the share price - may be the investor's best weapon. Dividends are safe, largely reliable, and maybe at the their cheapest levels in many years. While the best paying dividend stocks of recent years, such as financials, took a huge beating in 2008, opportunities will abound in 2010 and beyond - if you know where to look.
In The Little Book of Big Dividends, dividend stock expert Chuck Carlson presents an action plan for dividend-hungry investors. You'll learn about the pitfalls, how to find the opportunities, and how to construct a portfolio that generates big, safe dividends easily through the BSD (Big, Safe Dividends) formula. If you're a bit adventurous, Carlson has you covered and will teach you how to find big, safe dividends in foreign stocks, preferred stocks, ETFs, real-estate investment trusts, and more. This book:
It doesn't get any easier than this, and in these turbulent times, you can't afford to ignore the power of dividends. Read The Little Book of Big Dividends and gain a better perspective of how you can protect yourself for the future.
©2010 Charles B. Carlson (P)2010 Gildan Media Corp
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This book is a little technical but not much. Not technical as in technical trading, but its main point is a formula called BSD, big safe dividend. BSD is a formula of several key indicators which together should point to successful long term stocks to buy. There is a webpage too which is screener with which you can filter through stocks using the BSD and other indicators.
If you are interested in learning about dividend stocks and saving for the long term, this is a great book for anyone and gives practical and useful tips. The narrator will actually list off many, many stocks, even international ones that it recommends. All kinds of long term investing tips and strategies including DRIPs.
Yes, it is valuable information that can be implemented by any investor.
The explanation of the parameters that comprise the Quadratic Scores
The selection of dividend paying stocks based on the metrics presented in the book
The website disclosed in the book is a great source of additional information
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This is a really good book that explains the virtues of value investing in detail. The author gives some good specific recommendations.
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