Benefits of Dividend

A dividend is an additional income for investors, which is paid annually by most companies.

Dividend payments arrive even if the stock has lost value and represent income on top of any profits that come from eventually selling the stock.

These dividend incomes too have a lot of benefits.

They can

  • Fund a retirement
  • Pay for more investing
  • Help you grow your investment portfolio

Flexibility of investment

For a beginner in the stock market, the road isn’t easy and the risks need to be smaller. 

For this, they need to invest in stocks that are not high priced. This is where the stock market helps the investor. It gives them the flexibility of smaller investments. These small investments can be done by buying small-cap and mid-cap stocks. Stocks do not require a large initial investment.

Another advantage of directly investing in stocks is that you can buy at your leisure; you are not obligated to invest a certain amount every month.



The stock market in every country is regulated by a regulatory body, for example in India, the body is SEBI. the market functions by the guidelines of it and the bodies regulate stock exchange, transparency in the market, and protect the rights of investors. 

This means that when an investor invests in the stock market, not only his money but also his rights are protected by these regulatory bodies. This saves them from any kind of fraudulent activity done by the company they have invested in.

This makes the investments even secure and gives the investors the confidence and trust of no mishappenings.


Investors get the advantage of economy

The stock market is always a factor in a thriving economy, and it responds to all economic growth indices like gross domestic product (GDP), inflation, corporate profit, and so on.

Investors in the stock market can directly benefit from a thriving economy, and the value of their investments rises in lockstep with economic expansion.

When an economy is growing, corporate earnings rise, and as a result, the ordinary individual’s income rises.

As a result, customer demand rises, increasing sales. As a result, the value of your investment in a specific company rises, i.e. the share price rises.


Liquidity or Ease of Conversion

Stocks are considered liquid assets since they can be easily converted to cash and have a large number of purchasers at any given time.

The same cannot be said for all assets; some, such as real estate, are difficult to sell. It could take months to see a return on your home investment. It is, however, much simpler in the case of stocks.

If the average volume of transactions is high then we can say that there are multiple buyers and sellers for that specific stock.

This liquidity of a stock market is one of the key benefits for the investors as the process never stops.


Safety against Inflation

The fundamental goal of investments is to guarantee our future, but we must keep track of inflation regularly.

The gains will be nil if inflation and the rate of return on investments are comparable. In an ideal world, the rate of return on investments would be higher than inflation.

Stock markets and benchmark indexes have consistently outperformed inflation.

If inflation is about 3-4 percent, for example, markets have seen annual returns of roughly ten percent.

Also, the benchmarks with their rise and fall have been the prime source of prediction of inflation. For example, if the market is constantly crashing then the news breaks out that inflation is near in the country.


Gain received

The ability of the market to generate the kinds of gains it does is the most essential component of investing directly in markets.

Stock markets have always stood the test of time, rising in value over time, even though individual stock values fluctuate daily, according to historical data.

Investing in companies with a consistent growth pattern and increased earnings every quarter, or in industries that contribute to the country’s economic growth, will result in you steadily developing your wealth and growing the value of your investment over time.

As this value grows, there is a gain of money and the investors receive all the benefits over the money they had invested. It is said that a long-term investment in certain stocks is a guarantee of gain in the stock market.

One of the top advantages of international trade is that you may be able to increase your number of potential clients. Each country you add to your list can open up a new pathway to business growth and increased revenues.

The 2016 FedEx Trade Index, a national survey of 1,004 small business leaders conducted by Morning Consult, shows that business leaders engaged in global trade say they’re growing faster and hiring more employees than small businesses who stay stateside.

“Sixty-five percent of small businesses that trade say their revenue is increasing versus 46 percent of small businesses that do not trade,” the report said. “Small businesses that trade are also 20 percent more likely to say they are hiring more employees.” (Respondents included business owners and executive at companies with between two and 500 employees.)


The Bottom Line

There is no such thing as a risk-free stock or business. Although every stock faces these universal risks and additional risks specific to their business, the rewards of investing can still far outweigh them. As an investor, the best thing you can do is to know the risks before you buy in, and perhaps keep a bottle of whiskey and a stress ball nearby during periods of market turmoil.


Model Risk

Model risk is the risk that the assumptions underlying economic and business models, within the economy, are wrong. When models get out of whack, the businesses that depend on those models being right get hurt. This starts a domino effect where those companies struggle or fail, and, in turn, hurt the companies depending on them and so on.

The mortgage crisis of 2008-2009 was a perfect example of what happens when models, in this case a risk exposure model, are not giving a true representation of what they are supposed to be measuring.


Inflationary Risk and Interest Rate Risk

These two risks can operate separately or in tandem. Interest rate risk, in this context, simply refers to the problems that a rising interest rate causes for businesses that need financing. As their costs go up due to interest rates, it’s harder for them to stay in business. If this climb in rates is occurring in a time of inflation, and rising rates are a common way to fight inflation, then a company could potentially see its financing costs climb as the value of the dollars it’s bringing in decreases.

Although this double trap is less of an issue for companies that can pass higher costs forward, inflation also has a dampening effect on the consumer. A rise in interest rates and inflation combined with a weak consumer can lead to a weaker economy, and in some cases, stagflation.