Author Topic: Vanguard Dividend Funds  (Read 2776 times)

fromer14

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Vanguard Dividend Funds
« on: October 03, 2012, 06:57:58 AM »
I was just wondering what every one’s thoughts were on Vanguards dividends funds?  I have 15K to start a taxable account and was thinking dividends, until learning of the new tax liabilities between dividends and Capital gains in 2013 if the current Bush cuts are not extended.   

Should I hold off on dividend investing until i'm closer to my retirment date and just focus on long term capital gains? 

gdborton

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Re: Vanguard Dividend Funds
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2012, 08:22:08 AM »
I think the general consensus is to reinvest your dividends regardless of the funds that they come from.

ivyhedge

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Re: Vanguard Dividend Funds
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2012, 12:40:13 PM »
I was just wondering what every one’s thoughts were on Vanguards dividends funds?  I have 15K to start a taxable account and was thinking dividends, until learning of the new tax liabilities between dividends and Capital gains in 2013 if the current Bush cuts are not extended.   

Should I hold off on dividend investing until i'm closer to my retirment date and just focus on long term capital gains?

The blanket statement, "reinvest all dividends" is not suitable for all investors - even the dividend or dividend growth crowds.

At times, it is far more advantageous to deploy accumulations into new opportunities or into shares when markets enter downturns.

Remember: there is no such thing as a "set and forget" portfolio. *Ever.*