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There are many different styles and avenues when crafting a portfolio. From simple growth at reasonable price (GARP) strategies and focusing on “value” to more complicated fare, each style’s fans will argue that their preferred method is superior. The reality is that each style has good and bad years.

However, there’s one strategy that never seems to go out of style completely – and that’s dividend investing.

It’s no secret that dividends have been a dominant contributor to overall long-term returns for decades. In fact, nearly 81% of the S&P 500’s total return can be attributed to dividends and the reinvestment of those steady payouts. It’s what makes dividends and the reinvestment of those dividends a tried-and-true approach to building wealth.

And the environment for using them to your advantage has never been better. Now is the best time to own dividend stocks.

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