A Conservative Approach to Screening for High Dividend Yields
by Wayne A. Thorp
- A flight to quality by investors stung by the market collapse following the bursting of the Internet bubble, and
- A change in the tax law that now taxes many dividends at a more favorable rate.
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A conservative, low-cost way to invest in dividend-paying stocks is through dividend reinvestment plans. With these plans, dividend payments are put to work immediately with little or no transaction costs involved. [For more on the basics of dividend reinvestment plans, see our annual guide.]
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