The Dirty Little Dividend Secret Nobody Ever Tells

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Oct. 25 (Bloomberg) –- On today’s “Insight and Action,” Adam Johnson looks at how dividends matter more on Bloomberg Television's "Street Smart." (Source: Bloomberg)

Dividends no one ever tells you until right now.

It is time for insight and action.

Dividends matter more.

Dividend payments as a percentage of total returns in the s&p 500 over the past 25 years account for 52%, as opposed to price appreciation, 48%. more than half the gains coming from holding stocks in the s&p 500 over a 25-year period and then reinvesting those dividends.

If you look over time it becomes incredibly dramatic.

S&p 500 in white, over 25 years, up 650%, whereas the s&p 500 with dividends reinvested, almost twice as much.

Almost 1200% return.

Dividends really matter.

It is part of our weeklong series where we are looking at different growth companies.

Today we are talking dividend growth.

Growth of five percent per year for five years and we just wanted to see all the companies in the s&p that have a dividend yield of 15%. believe it or not, out of 1500 companies, there are only nine.

Growth is truly hard to come by.

That is the purpose of this whole weeklong thing we have been doing, trying to find growth.

Here are the names.

Ca, newmont mining, williams, the pipeline guys.

I know i went over them fast.

I will be posting them on my twitter feed.

Growth is out there, even in dividends.

It is just hard to see.

Our closer has a love-hate

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