The Dividend-Stock Comeback

Fashions tend to repeat themselves. 1980s music has come back, as have 1970s-style clothes -- and, of course, we'll always appreciate comfort food from our childhoods. So it seemed inevitable that an out-of-favor investment strategy would make a comeback. The one I have in mind involves investing in dividend-paying stocks. For years these were ignored as the market shot upward the 1980s and 1990s, but the malaise in the past decade has brought a newfound appreciation for stocks that pay investors cash every quarter.

As the Los Angeles Times recently reported, investment strategists at such major firms as BlackRock (BLK), Pimco and Wells Fargo (WFC) have been "tripping over one another to highlight dividends' appeal for the last year."...511 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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