Originally Posted by JaxRed
Most people feel the opposite, that dividend investing is about the safest.
Had an interesting day. Two of my stocks go ex-dividend tomorrow so they went up pretty good today. It'll be interesting to see how much they come down ex-dividend.
Dividend paying stocks tend to be "safer" in terms of stocks, but are still risky as an asset class. I've seen way to many people get lulled into a sense of security because of dividends. People tend to over do it from a diversification stand point as well.