Image source: Getty Images. 1. Don’t simply chase high yields. While it’s nice to have a high yield, chasing high yields can cause you to overlook issues that could cause the dividend to be cut or suspended. It can also lead you to unfamiliar companies in unfamiliar sectors, which leads me to my next point — 2. http://www.allsaintsportsmouth.us/traininginterviewpreparation/2017/01/15/further-examination-of-no-hassle-osce-for-national-health-service-solutions/click here for more infoDon’t invest in sectors you don’t understand. My worst investment last year was shipping container company Textainer ( NYSE:TGH ). I was attracted to the company’s low valuations and high dividend yield (over 6% at the time), but I didn’t consider that the cyclical shipping container market was stuck in a brutal decline due to the global glut of containers, cheap steel, and an economic slowdown in China. Those factors caused Textainer to slash its dividend twice, and the stock tanked.
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