There are two ways to make money in stocks:
Here is a great chart from S&P Dow Jones that shows the level of dividends for all the stocks in the S&P 500. You’ll notice a steady increase every year (except for a minor reduction during COVID) going all the way back to 2012, and so far this year, we are on track for another record.
Quite simply, over time, this increase in dividends is why the prices of stocks go up.
Samuel serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Investment Officer for the Crews family of banks. He manages the individual investment holdings of his clients, including individuals, families, foundations, and institutions throughout the State of Florida. Samuel has been involved in banking since 1996 and has more than 20 years experience working in wealth management.
Investments are not a deposit or other obligation of, or guaranteed by, the bank, are not FDIC insured, not insured by any federal government agency, and are subject to investment risks, including possible loss of principal.