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

Stars Align for Kerber in Ascent to Top Spot

first_imgKerber floated around the lower echelons of the top 10 for the last four years and did not even make the second week of a grand slam in 2015, but it all clicked in January.A run to the final in Brisbane preceded a surprise upset win over Serena Williams to land the Australian Open title as the baseliner renowned for her strong defensive game finally realised her talent.“All the experience from the last few years came together this year. The belief in myself, I’ve grown up a little bit more this year,” she told Reuters of her new-found maturity.“The victory in Australia, of course it’s great, I continued it the last few months and I’m here now as the best player of the year… and the world actually,” she added, chuckling as she corrected herself.Kerber is guaranteed the year-end number one ranking after Williams pulled out of the $7 million season-ending WTA Finals in Singapore, which starts on Sunday, with a shoulder injury.Kerber said she would “miss” the 22-times grand slam singles champion but did not offer a similar sentiment for Russia’s Maria Sharapova, who is scheduled to return to the circuit in April after her 15-month doping ban expires.“We will see when she is coming back, I don’t know, I’m not thinking about this,” she replied, appearing keen to change the subject.Special MomentInstead Kerber, the first left-hander to top the world rankings in almost two decades, remains primarily focussed on advancing out of the group stage at the eight-woman WTA Finals for the first time.Last year, she only needed to take one set from the already-eliminated Lucie Safarova to reach the semi-finals but struggled to contain her frustration and was easily beaten by the Czech to suffer a third early exit in as many visits.“I learned a lot from this special moment because the pressure was really high for me last year and this year I’m handling (it) much better and this will never happen again,” she said.Kerber, who also claimed an Olympic silver at Rio and was beaten by Williams in the Wimbledon final, has also experienced a few lows in a year of many highs.She followed up her victory in Australia with a first round exit at the French Open and has suffered surprise early defeats to Australia’s Daria Gavrilova in Hong Kong and Elina Svitolina in China this month.“The pressure is actually bigger… because people expect you to win every tournament,” said Kerber, who will treat herself to a beach holiday after the Singapore tournament.“Nobody has anything to lose against me. And everybody would like to beat me. The pressures are bigger than before but it’s a great situation to be in, it’s a new challenge for me and I’m happy to be there right now.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Angelique Kerber is the world number one in women’s tennis, yet it remains a title she has yet to grow accustomed to after her meteoric rise to the summit.Still a relatively new experience, the 28-year-old German reached the peak of the women’s game last month after landing her second grand slam title of the year at the U.S. Open, capping a stunning season for the left-hander from Bremen.last_img read more

BH Handball Players made a Draw in Kaunas

first_imgThe handball national team of B&H landed at the Sarajevo International Airport. The players selected by the coach Dragan Marković played a draw with Lithuania with a result of 27:27, within the qualifications for the World Handball Championships in 2017.The plane from Kanaus landed yesterday around 4 p.m., and the players did not hide disappointment with wasted opportunities.Namely, although the BH team ended the first half time with a result of 14:12, the final result on the score board was 27:27, which is a result that might cost B&H the qualification for the World Championships which is to be held in France.The colors of B&H were defended in this match by: Benjamin Burić, Blažević, Ovčina, Perić, Begić, Tarabochia, Senjamin Burić, Panić, Savić, Terzić, Karačić, Prce, Vranješ, Malinović, Milas and Zulfić.(Source: klix.ba/ photo avaz)last_img read more

Two River Champions: Red Bank Catholic, Rumson-Fair Haven and Shore Regional

first_imgThe champion Red Bank Catholic Caseys football team celebrate a win of the NSIAA Football Finals Sunday night, the first team to do so since 1976. But they weren’t the only champions. The defending Rumson Fair Haven champion Bulldogs football team won their division yet again Saturday night and the Blue Devils Champion Shore Regional football team walked off the field with a win after falling just short the previous two years in the finals. Stories and photos in Sports.last_img