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Why Special Dividends Are A Bad Thing For Long-Term Total Returns

Posted On February 28, 2017 6:49 pm
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With President Trump promising a repatriation holiday Wall Street is abuzz with speculation about a wave of upcoming special dividends. Find out why this is a terrible short-term focused strategy, and most importantly, why you should avoid chasing stocks that announce special dividends.

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Dividend Sensei
Dividend Sensei

I’m an Army veteran and former energy dividend writer for The Motley Fool. I currently write for both Seeking Alpha, Simply Safe Dividends, Investorplace.com, and TheStreet.com.

My goal is to help all people learn how to harness the awesome power of dividend growth investing to achieve their financial dreams, and enrich their lives. With 20 years of investing experience, I’ve learned what works and more importantly, what doesn’t, when it comes to building long-term wealth and income streams. I’m currently on an epic quest to build a broadly diversified, high-quality, high-yield dividend growth portfolio that:

1. Pays a 4% to 5% yield
2. Offers 9% to 10% annual dividend growth
3. Pays dividends AT LEAST on a weekly, but preferably, daily basis