Most people are going to miss the biggest opportunity tomoney in
the next decade.
dividend decade." I predict therewill be no gain in the
broadermarket during the next 10 years (adjusted forinflation ).
Instead, I believe dividends will account for all of the market's
The reason is simple...
During the past 30 years, the United States has grown faster
than any time in history. But that growth was fueled by debt.
Household debt has soared from 60% of income to 120%.
Now we've reached a point where the average American can't
easily take on any more debt. In fact, since therecession , the
trend among U.S. households has been toward reducing debt. The bill
is coming due on the largest segment of the Americaneconomy .
But as I said, this doesn'tmean you need to jump out of the
stock market. Rather you simply need to know where to invest.
You see, while I believe the market as a whole will remain flat,
a carefully-selected group of individual stocks could still see
capital gains -- in addition to steadily-rising dividend
This distinction could make you alot of money...
As you can see, since its spinoff,
Philip Morris (
-- a boring cigarette company -- has returned 113%. Meanwhile, the
S&P 500 has gone nowhere. In that same period,
-- which makes toilet paper, diapers and Kleenex -- is up 65%, and
is up 49%.
What do all of these companies have in common? First, they all
operate boring, predictable businesses that see steady demand in
any sort of environment. This means even in a slow-growing economy,
these companies can prosper.
Second, they all have large international operations. These
companies aren't focused solely on the U.S. market. Instead,
they've built their businesses abroad, where growth is much
Most important, they all have extraordinary track records of
I can't stress enough the importance of rising dividends on your
returns -- especially in a flat market.
Take Philip Morris for example. It spun off from itsparent
in March 2008. Its first quarterly dividend payment of 46 cents per
share gave the stock ayield of 3.5%.
In just a little more than four years, that quarterly payment
has increased 85%. Anyone who bought just four years ago is earning
nearly 7% a year on their originalinvestment -- a figure that will
only rise with future dividend increases.
Perhaps equally important, companies that boost their dividends
also tend to deliver large capital gains over time.
Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (
-- which owns electric transmission grids, ports and railroads --
has raised its dividend five times, or 41%, sincegoing public in
May 2008. It has returned 171%.
-- which sells personal-care products and has raised its dividend
55% in the past five years -- is up 55%.
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The trend is unmistakable. "Boring" companies that raise dividends
beat the market. And staring at the potential for years of slower
growth, that outperformance will be even greater in the years
Remember, the S&P 500 has lost 1% in capital gains during
the past five years. But it's gained 10% when you include
The "dividend decade" is real... and we're already in the middle
In my newest report --
The Top 10 Stocks For 2013
-- I've identified 10 stocks that are already benefiting from the
"dividend decade." During the past five years, these 10 stocks have
returned 87%... despite a flat market.
This includes one stock that's gained 137% in three years...
another that's raised its dividend 463% since 2004... and another
that has more than $9.21 per share incash (nearly half of its share
price). To learn more about my
Top 10 Stocks for 2013
visit this link
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