dividend growth investing (in high quality companies), I argue, is immensely superior to simple growth investing, and especially so during secular bear markets.
I offered this response in the comment thread,
I had the same thought five years ago, when I bought shares of PFE, GE, AB, etc. and set them up for dividend reinvestment in an IRA. Take a moment to pull up the five year charts on those stocks.
Any form of un-hedged, long-only investing insufficient in a secular bear market, unless you time your purchases so you make them at or near the secular market low in valuations.
But a chart is worth a thousand words: