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What about "safe" dividend-paying stocks?

For the reasons described in an earlier FAQ, the market model does not invest in individual stocks. Dividend-paying stocks are often referred to as "safe" and "stable". These three articles show the performance of dividend stocks in the 2007-2009 bear market; the results may surprise you:

  1. Will Dividend Stocks Save You In A Bear Market?
  2. Utility Stocks: Are They Really Safe in Bear Markets?
  3. Retirement: Are You Exposed To False Diversification Risk?

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