Course 506: Great Investors: Benjamin Graham
Seek Dividends
In this course
1 Introduction
2 Seek a Margin of Safety
3 Favor Big Companies with Strong Sales
4 Seek Dividends
5 Choose Companies That Are in Good Financial Shape
6 Look for Companies with Sustainable Earnings Growth
7 Pay Attention to Price Multiples

Graham was adamant about seeking dividends. In fact, he believed that conservative investors (like himself) need only consider companies that have paid a dividend every year for at least 20 years. Not only are dividends a sign that a company is profitable (they are paid from profits, after all), but they also offer investors a return even if the company's stock is performing poorly.

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