The Single Best Investment: Creating Wealth with Dividend Growth
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.
simply a SMART strategy
By email@example.com - August 28, 1999
this is a great book. O'Higgin's book on buying the Dogs of the Dow was a good book, and it made sense: buy quality when it is cheap. Well, Miller's book makes sense, too. In fact, it makes so much sense, that you wonder "why, of course, that's the way to make money". This book reminds you how important dividends are (some 70% of stocks' returns over the past 50 years), and how significant compounding can be. ("yeah, yeah, yeah" you say, but how about 20+% annual return per year on an investment in a solid, low risk company? Miller tells you how.) Though this is not the kind of book that appeals to day-traders, or "hot stock" investors, it is the kind of book that should appeal to smart investors.
A great investment book.
By A Customer - June 24, 1999
This is an important but easy-to read book that argues that the single best investment is in stocks with rising dividends. It hits a layer of real bedrock, providing a long-term fundamental perspective that is a great antidote to the information overload that is typical of investment information today. Applying this approach is a low risk way to create a "compounding machine" that relentlessly grinds out income and capital appreciation over the long-term. It is a book both for both beginning as well as experienced investors, and is well-written and organized with excellent summaries at the end of each chapter.This is a really good book!
A real sure thing!
By A Customer - June 8, 1999
As a business major I've read a countless number of dry books on the subjects of stock picking and market analysis, but this book breaks that mold. It is an easy read that presents a simple plan for investing in growing stocks with rising dividends. Your returns will compound over time through market highs and lows. Miller suggests you follow his investment steps and then forget about them, ignoring the markets' daily fluctuations and the contradicting theories of analysts. Excellent advice at a time when there is too much information being made available to too many people all of the time. This book is a must for all serious investors, it explains how to successfully achieve the profits we all desire without the risks.