What matters is the dividend stream that they generate. So in making the point that market price is not correlated with dividend stream, it is easy to overstate the relative lack of importance of market price by saying that you don't care about total return or about wealth. In saying this, I recognize that a few dividend growth investors have so completely made the paradigm shift from wealth to income that they truly don't care about total return.
My own public Dividend Growth Portfolio declined in value in But price declines and the awful economy in did not stop the companies from raising their dividends that year. In fact, Chevron has raised its dividends for 24 straight years, McDonald's for 35, and PepsiCo for I did not particularly enjoy seeing the value of my portfolio decline in , but that did not stop me from holding onto the stocks. That's because the long-range goal of the portfolio is to hit a target income amount, not a target total value.
None of the stocks mentioned cut their dividends, so there was no reason to sell them. A couple of other stocks did, and I did sell those. Myth 3: Income from "selling a few shares" is the same as dividends. This myth is related to Myth 1 in that it is based on the view that it does not matter in what form you receive money, as dividends or as the proceeds from the sale of assets.
The flaw here is so obvious that it is easy to miss: If you sell assets to fund retirement, you have fewer assets left. They are gone. In contrast, if you can fund retirement from the income that your assets generate, you still own all your assets. The difference is profound.
In the withdrawal method, assets are liquidated. While they provide money at the time of sale, they are gone forever after the sale. In a year retirement scenario, someone on a withdrawal plan must hope that the assets remaining after each sale expand in value enough so that they literally do not run out before one dies.
I have seen "success" in a withdrawal plan defined as assets running out exactly at the end of 30 years. You can imagine what the last few years of such a scheme look like: The assets are plunging toward zero as the withdrawals incremented each year for inflation overtake the remaining assets' ability to grow enough to make up for each year's withdrawals.
It is sort of a morbid race to the bottom. Again, we see the sharp contrast with an income-based retirement funding plan. In an income plan, ideally nothing is sold. The natural or organic income from the assets rises each year enough to keep up with inflation.
So the money in hand goes up each year, just as in a withdrawal plan. But no assets are sold. Therefore, all assets remain to generate income next year and each year in retirement. Myth 4: Dividend growth investors think they have found a free lunch. Once again, this myth spotlights the difference between focusing on price and focusing on income. Numerous studies --many of them academic and peer-reviewed-- have been published on the risk of various categories of stocks. But the risk studied and quantified in various ways is usually the risk to price.
It is true that because of the fact that stocks are traded on the market, their prices are always at risk. If one possesses long-term databases of stock prices, historical price risk can be quantified in various ways, such as standard deviation, maximum drawdowns, and the like.
However, the dividend growth investor is focused on a different risk: Risk to the dividend. Academic studies about this risk are rare or non-existent. But we can use our eyes and experience to see that many companies have raised their dividends every year for decades. Most dividend growth investors would say that the risk to dividends is nowhere near the price risk studied academically. More than companies have raised their dividends for more than 5 years; more than have done it for more than 25 years.
These are annual gains; nothing remotely similar exists in the records of stock prices. Long dividend-increase streaks are remarkable accomplishments. Every company with an increase streak of five years or more raised its dividends right through the Great Recession of Companies with longer streaks raised their dividends annually straight through every recession during their streaks, some of which go back more than 50 years to the Eisenhower administration.
Most importantly, in contrast with periodic bear markets that decimate prices across the board , there is an extremely low risk of a similar income-stream disaster. Many dividend growth investors report that their portfolios' income streams have never dropped year-over-year since they began using the strategy.
Is this a free lunch? No, of course not. There is, of course, the risk common to all stocks that prices will decline. But as we have seen, price declines do not correlate much with dividend cuts. In the dividend growth strategy, price declines do not matter much. For an evisceration of a portfolio's dividend stream, it would require many dividend growth stocks to slash their dividends simultaneously.
I don't know if that has ever happened, but the risk of it-- the risk of a widespread dividend melt-down among the most sound dividend-growth companies-- seems pretty small. Myth 5: Each dividend growth stock must maintain its performance for 30 years. This rather surprising myth turned up recently in comments by someone who believes strongly that investors should never choose individual stocks. The misconception behind the myth seems to be that, once purchased, dividend growth investors are passive observers.
Buy your stocks, sit back, collect your dividends, and never lift a finger. So if a stock slashes its dividend, or if its dividend comes under severe pressure, under this myth the investor would continue to hold it anyway, never selling. Thus, in order for dividend growth investing to work, each stock's continued strong dividend performance must be projected for decades, which-- of course-- is fraught with uncertainty to the point of being impossible.
In fact, however, dividend growth investing is an active strategy. The investor must establish goals, research individual stocks, decide what to purchase, decide how to reinvest dividends during the accumulation years, and perhaps most important monitor the portfolio and react to events as they occur. This includes selling stocks when their dividend performance fails, and sometimes even when their price performance surprises to the upside.
The latter provides unexpected money that can sometimes be redeployed at better yields. No decision is automatic, and the investor is actively engaged at every step of the process. None of it is outsourced. This is in sharp contrast to most asset allocation strategies, in which the stock-picking is left to ETF providers, investments are allocated on a percentage basis across asset classes, and the only activity is occasional rebalancing or allocation adjustments.
While true, I am losing-out on my ability for existing shares to buy more shares via dividend reinvestment if I performed the latter transaction. To this end, I too am banking on the magic of compounding. I would argue an investor would do quite well to own half of the stocks in XDV or CDZ outright, never paying a management fee ever again. Index investors are rewarded with all types of equities, large-cap, medium-cap and small-cap stocks. This is why dividend investing works for me, with a few good stocks, I have some level of assurance where my income is coming from regardless of Mr.
A dividend-investor owning stocks that pay consistent dividends never really has to worry about Mr. I am somewhat confused with the renewed focus on dividend indexes as a deviation from the pure passive index investing. While this is second article in a row and apparently not the last describing why dividend-based investing is problematic, a new model porfolio has been added for Yield Hugry and it has both CDZ and XDV as its equity components.
I am asking in the context of a portfolio where the horizon is short to medium years , not for long term investing say, RRSP with 20 years horizon. I do not recommend it for long-term RRSP investors, nor for people with a horizon as short as years.
There is no single solution for all index investors: a lot depends on the individual and their situation. Dan, thank you for the prompt answer. This is causing people to consider venturing into dividend index funds, preferred shares, junk bonds etc. Dejan: Re: the types of investments to use for a year rime horizon, there is no way around the fact that the price of safety is low returns.
The allocation you suggest sounds quite reasonable. For many investors it depends on province and income level taxes on capital gains and dividends are not much different so check this out before letting it affect your decision. Would a income investor buying dividends be better off using an index approach or owning the stocks outright? My reasons: -A company can pay a low dividend and still make the dividend index.
There is evidence that breaking up portfolios into deciles based on dividend yields and looking at total returns shows that the portfolios with higher yields outperformed those with lower yields. Having said that, there is no guarantee that dividend stocks will continue to outperform in the future. Especially, now that so many ETFs and income mutual funds are chasing dividend income. The unfortunate fact of capital markets is that anomalies tend to get exploited by market participants.
All of this is irrelevant if a dividend investor is picking stocks. Then, they are just a stock picker and there is plenty of evidence on how stock-pickers as a group fare not very good. One thing to look at when reviewing a company and its dividends are what are the sources of its dividends. There are companies that will sometimes increase debt to be able to maintain a dividend that their current revenue may not support.
While the current and historical dividend payments may look good, if the company is borrowing just to be able to pay a dividend, that can be a sign of trouble. I believe your analysis fails the survivorship bias test.
Companies do go bankrupt and leave you with nothing. A long term analysis of stocks ignores this. A company giving out dividends is much more likely to be solid and less likely to disappear. Just one other note to add to this discussion. It seems like most of you arguments here are assuming that the asset in question is held within a tax sheltered account, and therefore the tax implications of the investment are not relevant.
As of today, of course. Dividend income has a tax break associated with it, since presumably the Canadian company in question has already paid tax on profits. Especially for people who are looking for an income stream, dividends make much more sense. This means that you are entitled to 0.
There are several important dates to note when a firms board of directors declares a dividend. It is important to understand that capital needs and investor expectations vary from industry to industry which is why comparison of dividends and ratios is generally most meaningful among companies within the same industry and the definition of a high or low ratio should be made within this context….. The market generally regards the cessation or reduction in dividends as bad news.
It is also important to note that if a corporations board of daIRSectors declares a dividend that would come out of the corporations capital surplus or would in any way make the company insolvent some state laws may declare the dividend illegal….. The fact that dividends are a series of cash flows extending indefinitely into the future plays an important role in stock pricing. Berkshire Hathaway still operates on the same principle: why pull money out of BH when Warren can grow your money faster than you can?
Where does the money to retire exercised options come from? Definitely valid points on both sides of the debate. Lots to think about here, and interesting comments, too. They are forced to maximize ROE, rather than force growth. The former is easier and more efficient to do, and because of this it leads to a higher average return over the long run. I wrote about this here.
This is an extremely oversimplified view of how stocks are valued. I would even venture to say it is incorrect. You seem to believe the price of a stock is some how directly connected to the assets of the business… which may be true… but only in a very small way. The rental property is the asset. The rentERs are the customers The product being sold is a place to live. Of course, if you were to reinvest the profit into the property, it would increase in value. But you cannot indefinitely make improvements and expect the renters to continue to pay higher and higher rents, there is a point of diminishing return.
Then what? You could just horde the money in a bank account, or you could take dividends. Why is that? Everyone thanks for this site! A great article as always. I just wanted to thank you for motivating me to your philosophy. Now that TD e series funds apparently are easier to set up thankfully!!! I got started 5 years ago and have save thousands in MER costs. Way to go and thank you again. Thanks for this great site. You have provided me with lots of financial wisdom through the site.
I like your passive investing strategy of buying the broader globally diversified market instead of picking individual stocks. That works well with my plan for retirement goal. But if I want to build additional income per month so that I can invest more moneyin these broad market funds, what would you recommend? Is dividend investing the way to go to build extra cashflow per month or do you still recommend to use the broad market funds to build the cashflow? And so it really makes no sense to use a dividend strategy for part of your portfolio so you can generate more cash to invest in the other part.
Why not just invest in broad-market index funds and reinvest all of the distributions? Lot of opinions here. Too many counter opinions can paralyze ya into doing nothing! Go with your personal gut feeling. Taking a cash dividend every yr or dripping it is a decision for the shareholder. So, discontinued the DRIP. My call. End of analysis. Take the cash and consider other choices. The conversation is silly otherwise…. I accept all responsibility for my investing decisions. Fun to read arguments tho!
A blog designed for Canadians who want to learn more about investing using index mutual funds and exchange-traded funds. Home Getting Started Disclaimer and Policies. Germack January 18, at am. Canadian Couch Potato January 18, at am. Art January 18, at am. Chris January 18, at am. Echo January 18, at am. Eric January 18, at pm. Lehman Brothers had authorized the buyback of up to million shares on There is a strong case for considering dividend-paying stocks as an asset class in any portfolio.
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Good on you Dan to take this subject on, somewhat controversial as it may be : IMO, dividend-paying companies are not necessarily superior, rather they provide me with assurance about their long-term prospects and consequently pay me for being an owner of their business. I look forward to more comments and posts on your dividend investing theme Dan.
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Similar documents. What More information. Based on the Rule of 72, if you invested money and More information. Balanced fund: A mutual fund with a mix of stocks and bonds. It offers safety of principal, regular income and modest growth. Usually this piece is tied to marketing for a dividend ETF over now or a dividend mutual fund God knows how many of those there are. After all, dividends have a great brand and tell a great story…. I partnered up with our good friends at Alpha Architect , and had Jack Vogel run some simulations on dividend stocks for us.
Hmmm, sort of at odds with the above chart. The Ned Davis statistics are based on geometrically weighted indices. When they created them over 15 years ago, geometric indices were common. However, the industry has since shifted to arithmetic indices. One of the reasons is that geometric means suppress the performance of outliers. Two years, ago Ned Davis introduced arithmetic weighted dividend charts. Now, with its updated return calculations, Ned Davis shows dividend growers returning All beginning in So, an entire generation of funds was sold on the premise of dividend growth outperformance.
If you did a simple sort on high dividend yielders top quintile , you would find they outperform dividend growth. Not sure you believe me? Ok, so simple high yield beats the growers. You all likely know by now how nonsensical I believe dividend investing to be. Dividends are the Worst. What are the various marketing pieces of all these dividend funds ignoring?
Once you take a more holistic view of cash distributions, what we call shareholder yield, the picture changes yet again…. Note the significant outperformance in the chart below achieved through a shareholder yield approach top quintile, which includes accounting for both dividends and net buybacks.
Many investors ignore dividend investing , because they associate them with boring unexciting investments which are destined to fall into oblivion. The fact of the matter is that few if any investors could accurately forecast stock market moves in order to profit from large daily swings in some of the most volatile stocks in the market today. Dividend payments on the other hand are much less volatile than stock prices, which is what makes them ideal for investors who plan to live off their investments.
Companies such as Clorox CLX are a good example of dividend payers which have raised distributions consistently, and which have a stable business model to support future dividend raises. It has managed to not only pay out decent amounts of its profits as distributions, but also to grow the business overtime. Other investors believe that you need to start with a large portfolio size in order to generate any decent income off your investments. By starting small, investors could lose small amounts in the process of fine-tuning their income strategies until they perfect them well enough to fit their personal investment goals and risk tolerances.
Investors who start large and make mistakes have much more to lose in the process. An investor without a proper plan who placed all of their hard earned cash in a concentrated portfolio of financial stocks such as Citigroup C , Bank of America BAC and American Capital Strategies ACAS , would have experienced large losses of capital and income.
Had this investor purchased only a small starter position in each of these companies, they would have had much more time to reassess the situation and diversify their holdings accordingly. Through the power of compounding those portfolios would most probably grow over time to a large enough nest egg.
Another myth is that dividend investors mindlessly reinvest dividends , through bull markets and bear markets. While many drip dividend reinvestment plan investors tend to purchase stocks and reinvest dividends, many investors actually reinvest very selectively. They allocate the dividend cash received very carefully into the same stock or in stocks which have proper valuations and adequate coverage of its distributions, as well as having the solid fundamental framework to support increasing payments to the shareholder over time.
The company has raised distributions for 38 years in a row. Many retirees are constantly being sold on the idea that bonds are the best way to generate income in retirement. While the payout from fixed income securities, particularly US Treasury obligations is very stable, the main negative is the fact that it loses its purchasing value over time due to inflation. Common stocks on the other hand could offer a better source of inflation adjusted income , despite the fact that they have certain amounts of risk involved with them.
Dividend growth stocks should be of particular interest to investors, as most of these fine companies represent firms which have a product or service which investors need, which allows the company to charge higher prices over time. This ensures rising profits, which in turn trickles down to increased dividends.
On the other hand companies with strong competitive advantages, whose products consumers use on a daily basis such as retailer Wal-Mart WMT , could pay a much higher yield on cost on your investment 3 decades from now. The number one retailer in the US has turned its price advantage over competitors into consistent growth in the US and internationally, which has fueled strong earnings and dividend growth.
Check my analysis of the stock. In addition to that, investors could purchase stocks which mimic their actual expenditures, and therefore have their dividends pay for these expenses. Other investors believe that you need a high dividend yielder in order to generate a decent return on your investment. In fact companies which have a track record of consistent dividend increases for over ten years could generate higher yields on cost in the future which could surpass even the highest yielding stock of today.
Those companies have achieved a perfect balance between the need to fund the growth in their business and the need to return cash to shareholders. This is a powerful combination which ensures that investors could not only have a solid foundation for future distribution growth but also the opportunity to enjoy solid capital gains as well. The truth of the matter is that dividend stocks are a superior way to not only enjoy the market upside, but to also receive a positive return during bear market declines.
Dividend payments could also generate much needed capital to investors to deploy into the market, thus further compounding investor returns over time. Labels: strategy. Newer Post Older Post Home. Janus Henderson is a money manager, which has shared some interesting data reports in the past. I recently read their 33rd Global Dividend I I review the list of dividend increases each week as part of my monitoring process.
The stocks have since recovered, but I haven't forgotten the lesson: Even a portfolio of high-quality dividend stocks will get hammered in a market rout. So be prepared more on this below. It's Foolproof Wrong again. Once you've assembled a portfolio of dividend-growing stocks, your work isn't over. You still need to monitor your holdings, and take appropriate action if something goes wrong. To take two prominent Canadian examples, Manulife Financial and Yellow Media both had exemplary records of dividend growth before they ran into trouble.
Manulife was pummeled by the financial crisis and low interest rates, and cut its dividend in half. Yellow Media was burdened by excessive debt as it struggled to make the transition to an online business, and chopped its dividend several times before eliminating it.
It may be easy to say this in hindsight, but investors who got out when these companies first took an axe to their dividends saved themselves a lot of misery, because both stocks are well below where they were at the time. It Always Generates the Highest Returns True, studies have shown that, over long periods, stocks with growing dividends outperform those with stable dividends or no dividends at all.
The fact is that young, fast-growing companies often find it more advantageous to reinvest cash flow in the business, and investors who insist on dividends will miss out on these multi-baggers. Some of these companies eventually will pay a dividend -- Apple, for example -- but others will flame out long before that happens -- Research in Motion RIMM -- so you needn't feel too badly.
It Eliminates the Need for Fixed Income Repeat after me: Dividend stocks are not bonds or guaranteed investment certificates. Although fixed-income yields are puny right now, if the market goes for another belly flop -- don't kid yourself, it will happen again -- you'll be glad to have some bonds or GICs in your portfolio. Of course, your gains when the market is rising will be smaller, but that's the price you pay for stability and peace of mind.
Your own asset mix will depend on your age, risk tolerance, and other factors. It Eliminates the Need for Diversification Because Canadian dividend stocks tend to be concentrated in sectors such as financials, pipelines, utilities, and telecoms, it's easy to let one or more of these industries make up a huge component of your portfolio.
Myth #2: Dividend growth investors don't care about total return You'll get all the new Tech Kings plus a simple hedging strategy to. #5: Each dividend growth stock must maintain its performance for 30 years; #6: You need more money to live off of income than withdrawals in retirement. #7. 5 Myths About Dividend Growth Investing · By · 1. It Saves You from Market Meltdowns It doesn't. · 2. It's Foolproof Wrong again. · 3. It Always Generates the.