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Why would an investor choose dividend stocks over growth stocks?

  1. MRdivman profile image74
    MRdivmanposted 8 years ago

    Why would an investor choose dividend stocks over growth stocks?

  2. Rhianni32 profile image69
    Rhianni32posted 8 years ago

    Since our recent stock market crash I have become a big fan of dividend paying stocks for one big reason. At the end of a crash or market fall I still have something to show for it.  I've seen my 401k and IRAs fall to where I started. I would have made the same amount of money if I stored it under my mattress.
    With a growth stock the price can go up and down but you still have the same number of shares.  With a dividend paying stock you at least get paid something along the way and even better... if you reinvest the dividend into extra shares it will start compounding.

  3. Hawkston profile image54
    Hawkstonposted 8 years ago

    I would guess because that investor does not have enough cash to take a position in both and feels that a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

    There is a place for growth stocks and a place for dividend stocks in one's portfolio.  There's also a place for options, ETF's, IDSs and REITs.  It's not a matter of one or the other.

 
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