The Power of Reinvested Dividends

Seagate's regular (and rising) payout provides this investor some comfort in an ever-changing market.

There’s something a little magical about the impact of dividends—particularly reinvested dividends—on the value of a portfolio. Dividends can keep the value of your investments rising even when market performance sours.

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Kathy Kristof
Contributing Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Kristof, editor of SideHusl.com, is an award-winning financial journalist, who writes regularly for Kiplinger's Personal Finance and CBS MoneyWatch. She's the author of Investing 101, Taming the Tuition Tiger and Kathy Kristof's Complete Book of Dollars and Sense. But perhaps her biggest claim to fame is that she was once a Jeopardy question: Kathy Kristof replaced what famous personal finance columnist, who died in 1991? Answer: Sylvia Porter.