Sometime in the past twelve months, Realty Income did it. Since becoming a publicly traded company three and a half decades ago, every dollar that you invested into Realty Income back then would be paying you $1.00 in annual dividend income this year. In the next five years, the dividends alone should give you more than 5x your initial investment. That is what can happen when you buy an ownership stake in a business that relentlessly churns out cash, and then you allow it to keep doing its thing while you grow older.
For those of you who are curious about yield-on-cost, here is what the data looks like for thirty-year investments in … Read the rest of this article!