Picking High Dividend Stocks For Your Family’s Portfolio

I was thinking about how the last ten years in the American equity markets have been somewhat difficult for income investors that seek high current dividend yields as bank deposits and Certificates of Deposits saw their interest payment rates plummet, the stock market boomed making it difficult to find reliable high yielders, and various income-producing fads and overvaluations have arisen in the interim to lure those who seek dividends to support their lifestyle or build a cash-generating infrastructure so that they always have cash coming in the door to make fresh investment.

Let’s discuss the historical and present environment for income investing.

I. The High Dividend Investment Fads Of The Past Decade

Three fads came and went in response to the difficulty of finding attractive investments in the low-interest rate environment over the past ten years.

First, income investors put money into closed-end funds that paid out 15-25% annual returns … Read the rest of this article!