From the Inside Flap
We've always billed ourselves as a research tool that will help you study your own stocks, but I just have never found the one strategy that I wanted to make for the basis of my portfolio and that I could recommend to MarketBeat readers as something to consider for their own portfolios as well. That began to change a few years ago when I saw a chart that compared the performance of the S&P Dividend Aristocrats index to the S&P 500. Over the last decade, the S&P 500 Index return an average annualized return of 11.68% with dividends reinvested. During the same period, Dividend Aristocrats Index returned an average annualized return of 16.17%. That's a difference of 4.5% -per year-. This isn't a short-term trend either. Over the last 80 years, dividend have accounted for more than 40% of the returns of the S&P 500. I'll spare you the rest of the statistics for now, but the performance of dividend growth stocks compared to the broader market is mind boggling.
About the Author
Through his books, his personal blog and his media appearances, Matthew teaches others about how to leverage the power of entrepreneurship in their lives and achieve personal financial freedom. Matthew's first two books, 40 Rules for Internet Business Success and Email Marketing Demystified, teach readers how to build profitable online businesses. His newest book, The Ten-Year Turnaround, reveals how anyone can achieve financial freedom in the ten years or less.
As an angel investor, Matthew has invested in a number of early-stage companies in a variety of verticals. He is also the chairman of Falls Angel Fund, a regional angel fund sponsored by the South Dakota Enterprise Institute has raised $1.3 million to invest in early-stage, high-growth companies in South Dakota and surrounding states.