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Top Ten Best Dividend Investing Books You Should Be Reading

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Here is a list of the ten best dividend investing books that should be on your nightstand. These are some great dividend investing books that are worth reading. Did I miss any? Which ones are your favorite dividend investing books? Did I miss the mark? Are some of these duds? I’d love to hear what you think.

Top Ten Best Dividend Investing Books

the-single-best-investment1. The Single Best Investment: Creating Wealth with Dividend Growth by Lowell Miller – This witty guide advises readers to stop playing the stock market or listening to television gurus and instead put their money into dividend-paying, moderate-growth companies that offer consistent returns and minimum risk. Citing statistics that show companies initiating and raising dividends at the fastest rate in 30 years, this analysis declares once-stodgy dividends to be “the next new thing” and provides simple rules for choosing the best stocks, using traditional evaluation tools, reinvesting dividends, comparing stocks and bonds, and building a portfolio. Technical aspects of the stock market are explained in the final pages that include two new chapters and revised statistics as well as academic studies, historic back-tests, examples of real-time performance, and a list of resources for further research.

2. Dividend Stocks For Dummies by Lawrence Carrel – Dividend Stocks For Dummies gives you the expert information and advice you need to successfully add dividends to your investment portfolio, revealing how to make the most out of dividend stock investing-no matter the type of market. The book explains the nuts and bolts of dividends, values, and returns. It shows you how to effectively research companies, gauge growth and return, and the best way to manage a dividend portfolio. And, Dividend Stocks For Dummies provides strategies for increasing dividend investments.

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little-book-of-dividends3. The Little Book of Big Dividends: A Safe Formula for Guaranteed Returns by Charles B. Carlson – In The Little Book of Big Dividends, dividend stock expert Chuck Carlson presents an action plan for dividend-hungry investors. You’ll learn about the pitfalls, how to find the opportunities, and will learn how to construct a portfolio that generates big, safe dividends easily through the BSD (Big, Safe Dividends) formula. If you’re a bit adventurous, Carlson has you covered, and will teach you how to find big, safe dividends in foreign stocks, preferred stocks, ETFs, real estate investment trusts, and more.

ultimate-dividend-playbook4. The Ultimate Dividend Playbook: Income, Insight and Independence for Today’s Investor by Josh Peters – Many people believe that the key to success in the stock market is buying low and selling high. But how many investors have the time, talent, and luck to earn consistent returns this way? In The Ultimate Dividend Playbook: Income, Insight, and Independence for Today’s Investor, Josh Peters, editor of the monthly Morningstar DividendInvestor newsletter, shows you why you don’t have to try to beat the market and how you can use dividends to capture the income and growth you seek.

5. Dividends Still Don’t Lie: The Truth About Investing in Blue Chip Stocks and Winning in the Stock Market by Kelley Wright – A timely follow-up to the bestselling classic Dividends Don’t Lie. In 1988 Geraldine Weiss wrote the classic, “Dividends Don’t Lie“, which focused on the Dividend-Yield Theory as a method of producing consistent gains in the stock market. Today, the approach of using the dividend yield to identify values in blue chip stocks still outperforms most investment methods on a risk-adjusted basis. Written by Kelley Wright, Managing Editor of Investment Quality Trends, with a new Foreword by Geraldine Weiss, “Dividends Still Don’t Lie” teaches a value-based strategy to investing, one that uses a stock’s dividend yield as the primary measure of value. Rather than emphasize the price cycles of a stock, the company’s products, market strategy or other factors, this guide stresses dividend-yield patterns.

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get-rich-with-dividends6. Get Rich with Dividends: A Proven System for Earning Double-Digit Returns by Marc Lichtenfeld – A comprehensive guide to dividend investing that shows how to obtain double-digit returns with ease. Dividends are responsible for 44% of the S&P 500′s returns over the last 80 years. Today they present an excellent opportunity, especially with investors who have been burned in the dot com and housing meltdowns, desperate for sensible and less risky ways to make their money grow. Designed to show investors how they can achieve double-digit average annualized returns over the long-term, Get Rich with Dividends: A Proven System for Earning Double-Digit Returns is the book you’ll need to get started making money in any market.

7Dividends Don’t Lie: Finding Value in Blue-Chip Stocks by Geraldine Weiss – Investment-newsletter publisher Weiss and business journalist Lowe suggest that wealth is an all-but-sure result of investing according to recurring stock market cycles. In their technically detailed, conservative analysis, the authors recommend careful study of high grade issues with steady dividend-increase records. Investors should buy shares when the stock is undervalued in relation to dividend yield, then sell (reinvesting elsewhere) when a bullish trend drives the share price up to an overvalue level.

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8. The Strategic Dividend Investor by Daniel PerisThe Strategic Dividend Investor shows you why, over the long run, investing in companies with high and rising distributions is far superior to “playing the market.” Responsible for $4.5 billion in dividend-anchored portfolios, Daniel Peris demonstrates that, for most investors, buying a stock in the hope of making a quick buck by selling it in a few weeks or months is far from the best way to create wealth. Instead, you should use the stock market as a means of receiving a share of excess profits—dividends—from corporations in which you own stock. Over time, those payments—and the growth of those payments—represent the vast majority of stock market returns.

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9. The Dividend Growth Investment Strategy: How to Keep Your Retirement Income Doubling Every Five Years by Klugman Roxann – Over half of all Americans have money in the stock market, most of it in mutual funds. But most mutual funds underperform the stock market, and they are taxed. The taxes and fees destroy compounding of investments and diminish the retirement nest egg. Anne Scheiber’s method, the Dividend Growth Investment Strategy (DGIS), beats the mutual fund in returns fivefold after thirty years, though both approaches achieve 14 percent annual growth. The Dividend Growth Investment Strategy examines and compares the various investment strategies of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds and shows in hard figures why DGIS is the better investment strategy. The DGIS maximizes growth of the nest egg while producing income that doubles every five years. It also minimizes anxiety over market downturns and inflation because investors can ride the market “roller coaster” by keeping their capital growing, while riding the stock market “escalator” through dividend growth returns, all the while avoiding taxes on their dividends.

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10. Income Investing Secrets: How to Receive Ever-Growing Dividend and Interest Checks, Safeguard Your Portfolio and Retire Wealthy by Richard Stooker – Learn how to make money whether the stock market goes up, down or sideways. Discover how to avoid the financial pitfalls and emotional stress of depending upon the stock market to deliver market price appreciation to you — capital gains. They come — sometimes, but they also disappear. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is now about at the high it first broke ten years ago. The buy and hold strategy requires a lot of patience these days. Income Investing Secrets advocates rewarding yourself right away with regular income from stock dividends and bond interest. It shows you the best, most dependable types of income-producing investments — and how to minimize risk.

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Is there an honorable mention that should be added? What did I miss? Let me know in the comment section below!

4 Comments

  1. farcodev

    Good list, the #1 was one I have read some time ago, thanks to one Dividend Ninja post on his blog.

    I would also recommend to add Security Analysis and the one I reading actually: Margin of Safety, which I find is a complement of SA.

  2. I read almost all of the listed books. The SBI is far the best book I ever read on dividend growth investing. I am now reading the Ultimate playbook, so I can’t judge it yet. It is not bad so far. I learned a lot of new stuff. So let’s see later.

  3. Hank- this is a fantastic list. I work at a financial publishing company, Wyatt Investment Research, and will pass this on to our editorial team! They spend a lot of time covering dividend stocks. Thanks!

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