Dividend-paying stocks can be a great choice for the right investor. Receiving that quarterly dividend check is satisfying. However, dividend-paying stocks aren't always the best option. There are several circumstances in which investing in stocks that pay a dividend is a mistake. It's possible you're one of the investors that shouldn't be looking at dividend-paying stocks now.
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- What is a dividend?
- When are dividend-paying stocks a mistake?
- It's the wrong type of company.
- The company is out of cash
- The company's record of paying a dividend is spotty.
- How well has the company met its earnings projections in the past?
- Interest rates are too high.
- When growth is more important to you than income
- When the tax status of your account makes dividends less attractive
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