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The Dividend Trap: How Seeking Stability Might Limit Your Returns

November 22, 2023

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Navigating the Intricate World of Dividend Investing

In this episode, we dissect the intricate world of dividend investing, breaking down common assumptions and exploring its role within a well-rounded investment strategy.

We’ll delve into the impact of dividend reinvestment on total returns, the tax advantages of controlling distributions, and the importance of not relying solely on dividend paying stocks for diversification. Our discussion will shed light on the psychological allure of dividends during market volatility and why a broader perspective that includes capital appreciation is crucial for wealth growth.

Join Lawrence and Keith as they navigate the complexities of dividends, offering insights that challenge the status quo and empower you as an investor.

The Complexities of Dividends

  • Understanding the pros and cons of prioritizing dividend-paying stocks (1:05)
  • Examining the impact of dividend distribution on stock market prices (5:33)
  • Comparing tax treatments for dividend income versus capital gains (10:24)
  • Debunking the myth that all stocks offer similar appreciation rates (11:11)
  • Clarifying that dividends are an integral component of total investment returns (13:16)
  • The long-term effects of not reinvesting dividends on investment growth (17:10)
  • Addressing the misconception that dividend payouts are always reliable (19:54)
  • Analyzing how dividend-centric ETFs fare when interest rates rise (23:33)
  • The pitfalls of dividend investing strategies, including tax inefficiencies (25:29)

And much more!

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Meet your hosts

Keith Matthews

Keith Matthews

Partner & Portfolio Manager

Marcelo Taboada

Marcelo Taboada

Associate Portfolio Manager

Lawrence Greenberg

Lawrence Greenberg

Associate Portfolio Manager

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