Episode 42: What is the Purpose of Investing?
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Ever wondered why some investors swear by dividends as the secret to their success? Join me, on a journey through the fascinating world of investing, where I shine a spotlight on the power of dividends as a steady source of returns. I'll bust the myth that investing is all about stock prices, showing how dividends provide a consistent return irrespective of market volatility.
I'll also dig deep into what makes a quality stock, comparing the remarkable record of ADM, a company that has faithfully increased its dividends since 1927, versus companies that don't pay dividends. Discover the 12 rules of Simply Investing, guiding you on how to discern if a company is worth your investment and if it is priced low.
I cover the following topics in this episode:
- What is the sole purpose of investing?
- What provides you with an immediate return on your investment?
- What are dividends?
- What is dividend yield?
- What happens to the dividend when the stock price drops?
- Looking at ADM's 20 year dividend record
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