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The comment posted that it is not only about dividends is right on target. Whether a stock pays dividends or yields capital appreciation does not really matter(putting tax considerations aside for a minute). However, what is nice about dividends is that you get the cash. A company that pays a 5% dividend in 10 years have given you back one half of your investment back. This could help from market downturns assuming you did not reinvest the cash in the same stock.
Also, a diversified portfolio is still the most important way to protect your investments.
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[BRIEFING.COM] The major averages ended the midweek session with slim gains after showing some intraday volatility in reaction to the release of the latest policy directive from the Federal Open Market Committee. The S&P 500 added 0.1%, while the relative strength among small caps sent the Russell 2000 higher by 0.3%.
Equities spent the first half of the session near their flat lines as participants stuck to the sidelines ahead of the FOMC statement, which conveyed no changes to the ... More
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