The Dividend Diet: A Guide To Investing On Easy Street

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by: Kenny Robinson
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Kenny Robinson
Dividend investing, large-cap, long/short equity, long-term horizon
Summary

Dividends have accounted for nearly 50% of the returns of the S&P 500 over the past 80 years.

As powerful wealth accumulators for younger investors, or great income producers for those in retirement, dividend stocks are the 'multi-tool' of the markets.

Below I present a single-ticker solution on how to gain exposure to some of the 'best-in-the-biz' dividend stocks of today.

Investment Thesis

Dividend investing is one of the great classic examples of passive income. A force to be reckoned with, dividends have accounted for 44% of the S&P 500 returns over the last 80 years.