Total Return Vs. Yield

Traditionally, investors seeking income to supplement or even replace current income have sought high dividend paying investments assuming that more income will flow. On the surface this is a sound assumption, and one that has been standard investment advice for decades. But is purchasing an investment based solely on its potential income really the only, or best decision, when it comes to income? What consequences can high dividend yielding investments have on an overall portfolio? The following brief discusses and demonstrates that an investment decision based solely on dividend yield is not necessarily the best decision when it comes to investing for income.

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Yield vs. Total Return

 

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