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Stocks Hit All-Time High (Sort Of)

The S&P 500 index of large U.S. companies finished Monday at 1419 and change, up a whopping 13% for the year. With another 10% climb it will retake its all-time high of just over 1565, reached on October 9, 2007.

By one measure, however, investors are already back to even. The S&P 500 index tracks only stock price movements, but the S&P 500 Total Return index, which includes dividend payments, hit its all-time high Monday.

An investor who put $10,000 in the total return index at its 2007 collected $942 in dividend payments, offsetting $934 in share price losses, according to Howard Silverblatt, senior index analyst at S&P.

That doesn’t include taxes and fees, but the maximum dividend tax rate has been capped at 15% during that time, and the cheapest mutual funds that track the S&P 500 index cost less than $10 a year per $10,000 invested.

The results illustrate how dividends can significantly affect returns. Since the start of 2000, the S&P 500 lost 3%, but with dividends reinvested it’s up 21%. Since 1990, share price gains alone have turned a $10,000 investment in the S&P 500 into $40,154, while the same investment with dividends reinvested is now worth $64,550.

That’s not to say investors should load up on high-yield shares at the expense of growth potential. The stock market’s highest yields are often attached to slow-growing or struggling companies whose share prices have been held down by investor pessimism. Such companies can be a risk for dividend cuts, or worse.

But dividend-paying stocks have historically provided better returns than those that don’t pay dividends. From 1972 through last year, dividend payers in the S&P 500 returned 8.6% a year, on average, versus 1.4% for non-dividend payers, according to research from Allianz Global Investors.

Investors can buy into a mix of companies with a record of dividend growth through exchange-traded funds like Vanguard Dividend Appreciation (VIG) and iShares Dow Jones Select Dividend Index (DVY).

There’s good news even for investors who own a broad S&P 500 fund. Last year a record number of index members initiated dividend payments. This year, payments for the index are expected to grow by 15%.

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    • It’s probably because the historic lows were 3 years ago, not last summer.

    • How does the S and P rebound so quickly from plummeting to historic lows last summer? Inflation?

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Randgold raises dividend after record output
Rio Tinto, 5 others quit London Metal Exchange
Moody’s cuts rating on W. Australia iron ore

Fundamentals are no longer relevant for gold
Anglo American CEO: Tough 2016 ahead

Venezuela can’t get Saudis to cut oil production
Only place left to invest if ‘Oilmageddon’ hits
Iran sets crude oil export volumes for Europe
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139.01MDow Volume:
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Unchanged
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  • 1 Year
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/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 16,205 -212 1.29%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,363 -146 3.25%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,880 -35 1.85%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,124 -15 0.68%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/33772884/delayed 1,177 +19 1.64%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2260836/delayed 30.17 -0.72 2.33%
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/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 5,735 -113 1.93%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,029 -257 2.77%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,092 -109 2.58%
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/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 16,884 -366 2.12%
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/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,763 -18 0.63%
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GOOG /quotes/zigman/59527964/composite 683.57 -24.44 -3.45%
BAC /quotes/zigman/190927/composite 12.95 -0.30 -2.26%
C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 39.86 -0.93 -2.28%
F /quotes/zigman/264304/composite 11.45 -0.08 -0.69%
T /quotes/zigman/398198/composite 36.88 0.35 0.96%
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Cash Back 15.26% 15.23% 15.27%
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