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‘…explains in easy to understand detail how dividend stocks work, how to analyze the stocks… and managing your portfolio.' (Stockerblog.com, August 2010).

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Expert advice on a mature, reliable way to invest money

Investing in dividend stocks is one of the top strategies to survive market instability. This hands-on guide gives you expert information and advice to successfully add dividend stocks to your investment portfolio, revealing how to make the most out of dividend stock investing — no matter the type of market.

  • Get the 411 — find out what dividend stocks are, how they benefit investors, and why they're a good investment choice in today's market climate

  • Make a plan — determine your goals, implement a strategy, and discover what it takes to be a successful dividend investor

  • Weigh risk and reward — learn how to minimize risk and use your level of risk tolerance to guide your choices

  • Know which industries are "in" — get the inside scoop on industries that are ripe for dividend investment

  • Divide and conquer — build and manage your portfolio, buy the stock you want, and keep up with dividend taxation

Open the book and find:

  • The advantages of utilizing a dividend strategy

  • What makes a good dividend stock and how they're calculated

  • Important dates in the life of a dividend stock

  • Popular styles of investing

  • Ways to analyze a stock's price-to-earnings ratio and yield

  • Dividend reinvestment plans and direct purchase programs

  • How to avoid dividend investment mistakes

  • Experienced investment advisors to contact for help

Learn to:

  • Successfully add dividend stocks to your investment portfolio

  • Effectively research companies

  • Gauge risk, growth, and return

  • Increase your dividend investments

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 360 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (April 26, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470466014
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470466018
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #586,614 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Gregory McMahan VINE VOICE on June 16, 2012
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For a while now I have been searching for a single, comprehensive book on the topic of dividend stocks and dividend investing aimed principally at the novice/beginner that I could recommend with a clean conscience to folks (who almost always seem to approach me for advice on investing AFTER they've lost most of their grubstake/nest egg and as luck would have it, just BEFORE their eagerly awaited retirement date!?!). After reading Lawrence Carrel's Dividend Stocks for Dummies I can say with reasonable certainty that this book fits the bill.

Although practiced for decades, the subject of dividend investing has steadily risen in popularity and prominence in the last ten years or so. When one thinks about it, this stands to reason partly because of the super-low interest rate environment investors have had to endure over this period, partly because of the growing need for income on the part of the greying, baby-boom demographic as they head into their retirement years and mostly because of the fact that investors of all stripes have had their wallets and portfolios cleaned out after chasing successive passive fads, from the internet and real estate bubbles, to growth stock manias and a slew of very disappointing IPO frenzies (Facebook, anyone?). This book passes on a few good ideas on where to hunt for dividend-paying stocks and how to go about acquiring them, ultimately with an eye to building a dividend investment portfolio in a safe, sound and relatively loss-free manner.
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Difficult as it is to follow the market these days, this book supplies enough detail to help make decent decisions. It tends to repeat general investment definitions from other Dummies books i.e. if you buy other Dummies investment volumes be prepared for alot of redundancy up front(not a bad thing, just something to be aware of). Whether you know nothing or think you know plenty about stocks, this book will fill in some blanks and provide a good reference. Don't be a dummy and ignore their basic advice!
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I'm a rookie investor and this book is perfect for a beginner like me. It gives you details on what dividend stocks are, why we should invest in them, the stock sectors that are the safest, pros and cons of each, investment strategies, and how to read financial statements. Another thing that I like about the author is that he doesn't try to brain wash you. He clearly says it in the book that you shouldn't blindly listen to other people's advice - even from him or other professionals. You should seek to understand things for yourself because everyone's goals and risk tolerance are different.
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This book is packed with information. It literally has more than I know what to do with. But if you want a good jumping point for someone with only a rudimentary knowledge base regarding dividend investing this will teach you the ins and outs, and dos and don'ts.
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the author has done a great job introducing various ways to generate income using stocks, ETF, mutual funds and REITS. The book also covers the consideration of tax issues when investing for dividend.
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This book offers everything you could ask for as a new investor. The author does a great job at covering all the technical terms of investing. The information is displayed in a coherent fashion. First they teach you the terms and then they show how the terms are used in the market. The analysis that this book teaches you helps you develop your own style of trading. this is not a magic book that has all the secrets on how to become rich through investments and dividends. This book teaches how to understand the market. You as the investor ultimately make the decisions on what to invest. The book teaches you how to avoid loses and how to maximize your gains. I would refer this book to any one who is just starting out. If you are an investor you might not find this book to interesting because of the detail that the book puts into teaching you about the market. You may find some value in book if you want to sharpen up on your knowledge.
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Big fan of "Dummies" books. If you have an interest in learning more about dividends, then this will probably fit your needs. Lots of terminology involved & some basic info on dividend investing.
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This is really only useful for an almost absolute beginner. I bought it for a friend who got interested in investing a month ago, and after reading it he said that there wasn't much new in there. He also thought many of the early chapters were repetitive.
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