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Ep. 17 | Why Dividends Matter: Downside Protection

May 30, 2023

It is difficult to overstate the importance of downside protection for any long-term investment program. Investing in dividend-paying stocks, especially those that maintain and raise their dividends consistently, is an excellent way to satisfy this objective. Dividends provide income, and as dividends grow, they can force the price of a stock upward while protecting capital on the downside. In fact, dividend-paying stocks have historically declined less when the market goes down.

In this episode, we sit down with John Crawford, III, the firm’s Founder and Chairman to discuss Why Dividends Matter. In addition to being available on our website, we are pleased to announce that our podcasts are now available on Spotify, Apple Music, or wherever you get your podcasts.

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According to Fidelity Investments and Morningstar (As of 12/31/2020), dividends have accounted for roughly 40% of the total return of US stocks since 1930.

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