Since 1926, dividend paying stocks have outperformed non-dividend paying stocks by about 1.9% per year…with 39% less volatility.

That’s impressive!

For those investors who are approaching retirement…or maybe already retired…a reduction in volatility is actually more important than absolute performance because you’re beginning to pull distributions from your portfolio to meet your income needs.


About the Author:

Mark Tepper, CFP

Mark Tepper is President and CEO of Strategic Wealth Partners. While he works with a variety of clients, Mark specializes in the wealth management and financial planning needs of entrepreneurs. Since entering the financial services arena in 2000, Mark has gone on to become a Million Dollar Round Table Top of the Table qualifier, placing him in the top 0.1% of financial advisors in the country. A well-known financial commentator, he appears regularly on CNBC’s Street Signs and Closing Bell, as well as FOX Business. Additionally, he is the author of Walk Away Wealthy - The Entrepreneur's Exit-Planning Playbook, and Exceptional Wealth. Beyond that, he has been featured in numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger’s, and CNN Money.

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