NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- For some stock market participants, the term "dividend investing" is redundant. The logic: Of course an investment should pay dividends, otherwise, it's speculation.The father of value investing might have agreed.
|Here's looking at you, dividend stocks.|
- Diversify -- 10 stocks minimum, 30 stocks maximum.
- Each company should be large, prominent and conservatively financed.
- Each company should have a long record of continuous dividend payments.
- The price paid for each should be reasonable in relation to its average earnings for the last five years or longer.