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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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