Why I’d invest in dividend stocks instead of growth stocks today

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FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Buying dividend stocks rather than growth stocks may sound like a strange idea to many investors. After all, dividend shares have historically been viewed as the preserve of income investors, rather than individuals who are seeking to generate growth within a portfolio.However, with many growth stocks now trading on high valuations after the recent stock market rally, I think dividend shares may offer better value for money. They could also gain in popularity as a result of a lack of income investing opportunities available elsewhere. The result could be high total returns in the coming years.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Value opportunities among dividend stocksWhile the stock market rally has lifted the valuations of many shares, it is still possible to obtain relatively high levels of passive income from dividend stocks. In fact, around a fifth of the FTSE 100’s members offer yields in excess of 4% at the present time. This suggests that there may be a number of large-cap companies that offer good value for money. Although this does not guarantee share price growth in future, it can suggest that there is greater scope for capital appreciation.By contrast, many companies that have impressive earnings growth forecasts have risen sharply in value in the recent stock market recovery. Investors seem to have become increasingly focused on those businesses that are expected to produce rapid rises in their bottom lines. The result of this, in some cases, is a high valuation. This may limit the potential of growth stocks to deliver further share price gains, since investors may already be ‘pricing in’ their prospects.Increasing appeal of dividend sharesDividend stocks may become increasingly attractive over the coming years. Although predicting interest rates is notoriously challenging, it seems relatively likely that the days of 4%-5% interest rates are not set to return for a prolonged period of time. This may mean that some passive income investors switch from other income-producing assets, such as cash and bonds, to dividend shares due to their relatively high income return prospects.This high demand for dividend shares may mean that they offer greater return prospects than the wider stock market. Even if they match the wider stock market’s rise, they could offer the prospect of producing a high single-digit total return on an annualised basis, as per the past returns of indexes such as the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 over recent decades.Clearly, there is no guarantee of any future returns from any stock. The stock market may fail to match its previous capital growth rates, while dividend stocks may also struggle to deliver high total returns. However, their low valuations and potential to become more popular could mean that they offer a greater chance of producing market-beating returns in the long run.last_img read more

Russia: Media co-founder’s poisoning must be properly investigated, RSF says

first_img Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption Russia is ranked 148th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. Verzilov, who participated in a Pussy Riot protest during the World Cup final in Moscow in July, was hospitalized on 11 September after suddenly losing his sight, the ability to speak and control over his movements. Читать на русском / Read in RussianReporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for a full and impartial investigation into the poisoning of Pyotr Verzilov, a well-known activist and co-founder of the Mediazona news website, who was trying to shed light on the murders of three Russian journalists in the Central African Republic when he was hospitalized in Moscow last week. Organisation September 20, 2018 – Updated on September 21, 2018 Russia: Media co-founder’s poisoning must be properly investigated, RSF says May 21, 2021 Find out more His ex-wife, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, a member of the feminist protest group Pussy Riot, yesterday confirmed reports in various independent Russian media outlets that he had been investigating the murders of the three Russian journalists. He had received a report about their deaths the day before he became very ill, she said. Pussy Riot says it is convinced that Verzilov was deliberately poisoned. RussiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Armed conflictsCouncil of EuropeInternetViolence News He and the three other Pussy Riot members briefly interrupted the final by invading the pitch to draw attention to their demands, which included the release of Russian political prisoners. They were sentenced to 15 days in prison. “Given Pyotr Verzilov’s sensitive activities, a full and impartial investigation into this strange case of poisoning is indispensable,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “All possible light should be shone on this affair, as it should be on the murders of the three Russian journalists that he was investigating.”The three journalists – documentary filmmaker Alexander Rastorguyev, war reporter Orkhan Dzhemal and cameraman Kirill Radchenko – were investigating the presence of Russian mercenaries and mining companies in the Central African Republic when they were murdered there in late July. June 2, 2021 Find out more News News Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown center_img They said his symptoms made it “highly plausible” that he was poisoned by a nerve agent. Certain recreational drugs could have had this effect but only in such a volume that they would have to have been taken with suicidal intent, and there was no indication of this in Verzilov’s case, the doctors said. Help by sharing this information After four days, he was transferred to a hospital in Germany where doctors say his life is no longer in danger and that the damage to his body and nervous system should be reversible. Follow the news on Russia Related documents russie_verzilov_ru.pdfPDF – 65.26 KB No suspects have so far been arrested and several groups of journalists and activists are investigating their deaths. Verzilov, who was a friend of Rastorguyev, has also raised funding for an on-the-spot investigation. RSF_en RSF_EECA May 5, 2021 Find out more to go further Receive email alerts Mediazona, the news site that Verzilov co-founded, is a leading source of information about police and judicial abuses in Russia. But it was his participation in the Pussy Riot protest at the World Cup final that attracted the media’s attention this summer. Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing RussiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Armed conflictsCouncil of EuropeInternetViolence News Credit: Vasily Maximov / AFP last_img read more