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What Are The Benefits Of Dividends? Everything You Must Know

Personal_Finance / Learning to Invest Aug 10, 2021 - 04:10 PM GMT

By: Mark_Adan


What are dividends? And what is the importance of dividends? Or downside?

Dividends paying firms distribute a portion of net income to shareholders of their stock. These are paid yearly, and the remaining amount of profit, the company, reinvests back into the business.

Dividend stocks make regular payments to shareholders, therefore a great way for an investor to earn a passive income. Moreover, dividend stocks have a number of benefits beyond the allure of receiving passive income.

Before buying in, you should understand and examine both the advantages and disadvantages. You can weigh the two and make an informed decision.

Let's explore the benefits of dividend investing:

1. Generate a Passive Income

One of the advantages of dividend stocks is earning you a passive income. Most investors will take the opportunity because of this steady source of income with or little work. It is similar to the interest you get from the bank - although with a higher potential for ROI.

However, expecting that dividend-paying companies will continue to make good payouts sounds risky. But you may need to consider well-established companies because they go to greater lengths of keeping their dividends predictable and consistent. They also try to increase their paid amounts regularly.

Having stable dividends is among the significant factors that help the firm keep its stock price robust. So, these companies have to maintain a healthy financial position.

2. Compounding Advantages

If you want to increase your income, take advantage of compounding. This is because compounding is one of the best ways you can increase your income with your earnings.

Compounding helps you earn more income without making additional investments simply by allowing your earnings to work for you. 

On the other hand, you can use your dividend earnings to buy more shares from the company. This allows you to earn more money because every share earns a regular dividend payout.

The reason why compounding is beneficial is that it will benefit from exponential growth.

3. Invest Once and Earn Profit Twice

Dividend stocks allow you to make a profit in more ways.

There is a potential for regular payouts provided by dividend investment. However, you will also receive ROI after your share price increase.

On the other hand, non-dividend paying stocks will only offer you a potential for profit after buying shares at low prices and sell them at higher prices.

The difference is because dividend stocks allow you to share the profit with the company and maintain ownership of the investment. Large dividend-paying companies remain financially stable and reliable. That makes their stock prices increase over time.

  1. Maximum Returns with Dividend Reinvestment

Reinvesting your dividend earnings can effectively help you take advantage of compounding. However, it will be convenient for you to use dividend reinvestment plan (DRIP).

This is a program allowing investors to reinvest their dividends into additional company shares automatically. The program will help you take advantage of both dollar-cost averaging and compounding.


Dividends stocks are less riskier than non-dividend stocks. But to make an informed decision, you should have a better understanding of dividend-paying companies.

By Mark Adan

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