Put Dividends to Work in Your Portfolio

During the dotcom boom of the late 1990s, the notion of dividend investing was laughable. At the time, everything was growing in double-digit percentages, and no one wanted to see a measly 2% gain from dividends. After the bull market of the 1990s ended, dividends became attractive again.

For many investors, stocks paying dividends have become very logical. Although we have seen several market rises since the 1990s, “boring” dividend stocks remain one of the best opportunities for regular investors.

Key points to remember

  • Dividends are cash payments made by a