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Need experts on dividend stocks

Because of the short week, I’m in a hurry on this one and will most likely use responses that come by EOD Thursday. I’m looking for advisors and academics with pointers on choosing dividend-paying stocks. While I’ve written about this recently, this story will zero in on how to have your cake and eat it too — how to get significant income and still enjoy enough growth to keep the portfolio going in a long retirement. What features, then, would mark a stock most likely to provide both income and growth? How much growth would one have to give up to maximize income, and vice versa? What does the data say about total returns over time for dividend payers? And what is the effect on returns if you spend dividends rather than reinvest? What are the main hazards in this approach? Examples of top performers would be welcome? Can you recommend specific funds or ETFs that do this Requirements: As I said, I’m in a hurry and more likely to use the first responses than ones near deadline. I prefer responses by email containing usable content and quotes, and because I usually get plenty I rarely respond to
ones merely offering a source for interview.