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1. Describe and comment on the total return concept.

2. Would the concept of Total Return be different between Income Stocks versus Growth Stocks? How about with Common Stocks versus Preferred Stocks versus Corporate Bonds?

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This post describes total incomes on common stock- Income stocks vs growth stocks and preferred stocks vs common stocks is examined.

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Total return is the amount received on an investment over the amount paid for it.

2. Yes. Income stocks are usually established companies that pay dividends. The total return is the growth in stock price plus amounts received in quarterly dividends.

----Growth stocks are often companies that are in the growth business stages. The are expected to experience growth in capital structure and the hope and expectation is that the value of the stock increases. Growth stocks theoretically have room to grow as opposed to the established stocks. ...

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