The guy who invented calculus and physics lost $20 million in the South Sea bubble. Why? Because Isaac Newton didn’t know the most powerful secret on Wall Street.
Stephen Greenspan, who wrote the book “Annals of Gullibility: Why We Get Duped and How to Avoid It” lost much of his retirement savings to Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme. Why? Because he also failed to identify the most powerful investing strategy.
Yes, the man who literally wrote the book on how not to get conned lost much of his retirement portfolio to the greatest con artist in history.
Losing a lot of money in the stock market isn’t a sign of stupidity, not if you learn the right lessons from it. If the smartest people on the planet missed this memo, you’re in good company.
At Intelligent Income Daily, we aim to teach you the hidden secrets of finance to help you learn from your mistakes and avoid repeating them in the future. We do this by showing you the safest income-generating ideas to help you consistently and reliably boost your bottom line, regardless of market conditions.
Today, I will share with you the most powerful secret on Wall Street and show you how to harness this secret so that you can retire in safety and splendor.
Don’t Give Up
If you’re in the same boat as Newton and Greenspan, I want you to know that achieving your financial dreams is still possible.
Using this powerful secret, I saved my dad’s portfolio, my best friend’s portfolio, and below I share the story about how I saved my uncle’s portfolio after a $1 million loss.
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The world’s best dividend growing blue-chips are the secret. And they can earn you Buffett-like returns that will change your life.
The Most Powerful Secret on Wall Street
Now when you think of dividend stocks, you might think “boring,” but there is nothing boring about returns like these.
Safe and steadily growing dividends are the most powerful secret on Wall Street.
Looking at the chart below, you can see that dividend growth stocks are far superior.
And these annual return percentages aren’t even adjusted for inflation.
Over the last 50 years, inflation is 609%, meaning $1 in 1973 is worth just $0.12 today.
Thanks to the dollar losing 88% of its value, below are the real, inflation-adjusted returns.
Now you can see that the annual return of dividend growers is almost double the S&P 500 and radically outperforms all the others.
Over the last 50 years, non-dividend stocks delivered negative real returns over an entire investing lifetime. And dividend cutters lost investors’ money.
What do these numbers actually mean for real people like you and me?
It means the difference between retiring in splendor, retiring in comfort, or potentially not retiring at all.
$1 invested in dividend growth blue-chips 50 years ago has delivered three times the wealth of the S&P 500 and 160 times more than non-dividend stocks.
And look at the difference when adjusted for inflation!
Investing in dividend growth blue-chips delivered 152 times better real results than investing in only non-dividend paying companies.
In fact, anyone who wanted to avoid dividend stocks entirely lost 89% of their money over half a century.
This is why owning world-class dividend growth stocks is so important. And there is one way you can add multiple dividend growers to your portfolio today.
A Wonderful High-Yield Dividend Growth Opportunity to Consider
Right now, you can buy a fantastic dividend growth recommendation, the Schwab US Dividend Equity ETF (SCHD), for a 23% discount.
One of the reasons 2022 was a disastrous year for speculative tech stocks, was valuation. If you buy even God’s own company at an outrageous price, disastrous results are just a matter of time.
But today, SCHD is currently trading at 12.8x earnings, when it historically trades at 16.6x earnings.
This is what I call a Buffett style “fat pitch” table-pounding great buy.
This ETF owns 100 of the world’s best high-yield blue-chips and uses four quality screens to ensure that these are safe and sustainable dividends from rock-solid companies.
That’s why SCHD has raised its annual dividend every year since 2011, including during the Pandemic and 2022.
This is a great choice for anyone seeking a close to 4% very safe yield, with dividend growth of 14% in 2022 and averaging 13% since 2011, when it started.
Its top holdings include such world beaters as AbbVie, Merck, Coca-Cola, Amgen, Home Depot, Verizon, Broadcom, Pfizer, Pepsi, and Chevron. These are all aristocrats or future aristocrats.
SCHD’s long term returns will give you 15% better returns than the S&P 500 with twice the safer yield.
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You won’t regret it.
With the world’s best dividend growing blue-chips in your portfolio, you can unleash the most powerful secret on Wall Street and retire in safety and splendor.
Analyst, Intelligent Income Daily