A Guide to Dividend Income Investing

Is anything a more welcome letter to receive in the post than receiving a quarterly dividend income cheque from a steady FTSE 100 company? Buying stocks for their dividends is one of the oldest and most popular practices in the stock market for good reason - eventually most investors wish to receive an income in retirement. Given that most pension funds won't invest in stocks that don't pay dividends there is always a huge surge in interest in new and growing dividend payers.

Dividend investing has been shown to be a very steady, low risk and profitable method of investing - if you can avoid the commonest pitfalls! Learn more about investing for dividends in this selection of the best articles from Stockopedia and our Contributors:


Getting Started in Dividend Investing

Dividends really really matter

Why are dividends so important ? The academic literature suggests that dividends benefit investors over the long term in a number of different ways. The first and perhaps most obvious is the actual regular dividend payment as a contributor to what are called shareholder returns but the magic of dividends doesn’t stop there – there is some evidence that a…




Further Reading for Dividend Investors

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Stocks have paid a heavy price for the economic turmoil that has ravaged London markets…

In BriefA blue-chip focused screen inspired by the writings of Geraldine Weiss which is focused…

Dividend paying stocks can be a hugely attractive option for investors seeking to cushion their…

In BriefAn income screening approach outlined in the  "Little Book of Big Dividends" that is …

For investors that want regular returns from their investments, a well researched dividend stock strategy…

There are few topics more divisive among income investors than the question of whether dividends…

At the risk of sounding a bit like a broken record, dividends matter. It’s boring…

Dividends are a real mystery to researchers. In 1976, Fischer Black (yes, the same Black…

Grail quests have never tended to end pretty. Chasing after the mythical biblical artefact with…

Since this question was brought up a couple of weeks ago it seems to have…

Investors hate dividend cuts or suspensions and companies fear them. There are few actions that…

Investors are routinely drilled on the risks of extrapolating too much from the past when…

Today, on the subject of dividend strategies, we're going to look at the idea of…

UK corporates proved during the second quarter of this year that they are increasingly willing…

"A cow for her milk. A hen for her eggs, And a stock, by heck,…

“Buy low and sell high” is the mantra of a lot of investors, but is…

Well if any suitor is waiting in the wings, its all there in black and…

In brief  An income-focused stock selection strategy that involves buying stocks with a long history…

As we've been researching our new book on dividend investing (PDF available here), we've been…



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How to find the best quality Dividend Investments

Dividend investors have a lot to think about - whether to buy solid mature dividend stocks or go for racier dividend growth opportunities. In every case the quality of the underlying company matters most. We have created a series of dividend investing screens for our premium subscribers which can be found at the following links.



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Even Further Reading!

If you need more information on momentum investing, you can find more information on each of our stock screens at the links, or why not try one of the following books or research papers which we highly recommend. Safe investing!


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