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Why do people buy high dividend stock?

Startups and heavily growing companies usually invest their earnings themselves, rather than paying dividends. Established companies in stable markets don't have as much opportunity to invest the ...
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Why do people buy high dividend stock?

Even if the total discounted return on a no-dividend stock and a stock paying dividends is the same, and we assume the tax system is completely neutral in this regard, the dividend-paying stock will ...
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Why do people buy high dividend stock?

The original purpose of stocks is to pay dividends. If no stock, ever, paid any dividends, you'd be left with a tulip bubble - the price of a good inflating for no other reason than the expectation of ...
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Why do people buy high dividend stock?

Paper profits and asset values can turn out to be just that, and not actually exist in the real world. There’s always a risk that a high-growth company will suddenly collapse. Paying annual dividends ...
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Why do people buy high dividend stock?

There have been many research papers on why some individual investors prefer dividends {1,2}. E.g., see Table 2 of {1}, which surveyed 555 individual investors over ~20 questions. Excerpt: References:...
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Why do people buy high dividend stock?

Retirees use the dividend as income. High income earners use "franked" dividends to reduce tax. Many people are not employed and have no income, yet have money. If they pick the right ...
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Why do people buy high dividend stock?

Because it feels good. As simple as that really, a dollar in the hand is better than an ambiguous share in a company. Also if you get paid the money instead of it being reinvested into the same ...
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Why do people buy high dividend stock?

An old-fashioned principle for remaining wealthy is: Don't spend down your capital. In the context of stocks, this is often interpreted as, "It is okay to spend your dividends, but always ...
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Why do people buy high dividend stock?

Even though the price of the stock drops by the amount of the dividend when the dividend cut-off date has lapsed, this does not mean the dividend is just an illusion. As a simplification you can ...
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Why do people buy high dividend stock?

Ultimately, the value of a stock is the time-adjusted value of all future payments the owners would receive as a reward for owning it. If at the end of a year, a company has paid a certain dividend ...
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interest rate risk vs duration risk?

Interest rate risk is way broader. you can have basis risk, repricing risk, prepayment risk with equity and FX options you have rho and phi and might face early exercise Banks need to compute several ...
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Simplest explanation of “Why isn’t an asset that produces recurring reliable dividends worth infinite money?”

Simplest explanation is that this is because money tomorrow is worth less than money today, and 1 dollar infinitely far in future will have (almost) no value today. Most of the value of perpetuity ...
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