Focus on stocks that grow dividends over time. Starbucks is a dividend grower. It was the company's 10th consecutive year of dividend increases.
$10,000 invested in Starbucks stock back in 2009 would have bought you 1,388 shares
Annual Dividend per share was $0.20 ($0.05 every 3 months) x 1,388 shares = $277.60
In 2020, annual dividend increased to $1.80 ($0.45 every 3 months) x 1,388 shares = $2,498.40
Generally if the company keeps increasing the dividend the stock price also goes up over time.
Share price June 1, 2009: $7.20
Share price October 22, 2020: $89.40
$10,000 INVESTED IN STARBUCKS 11 YEARS AGO WOULD BE WORTH $124,087.20 TODAY. This amount would have been much larger if you reinvested the dividends back in the stock over the years.
Dividends and Capital Appreciation at work