As I mentioned several times before (to understand my dilemma, please see the article "Dividend Growth or Dividend Income" for more information on my conundrum), I'm only interested in companies that pay a dividend. And once that dividend arrives, I have to decide if I want to invest in companies with a minimal but growing yield or companies with a large but stagnant yield. It's a tough decision and often a balancing act because it's that yield that's feeding and compounding the accounts.
"When you come to a fork in the road, take it."
If you're struggling with this same idea, I have great empathy and sympathy for your plight and current stress level. I always imagine that I'm making the wrong decision. I need current help in building up a portfolio so a current high yield is highly desirable. On the other hand, I honestly think that the most important attributes of dividends are dividend growth rates and payout ratios. So you can see my dilemma. Wish me luck.
Trade for Today, Invest for the Future.