Dividend paying stocks - new(ish) investor question

With the majority of long term investment posts on here being about holding in ETF’s for many years (which I agree with), I see quite a few posts about dividend paying stocks, and using them to enhance your income when you’ve built up a portfolio that’s big enough…

So the question is, should I in theory be diversifying my portfolio to include some high dividend paying stocks? Say I invest in a high dividend paying company, do I have to hope their dividend % is higher than the amount their stock may reduce by in any given year for it to be worthwhile?

My long term goal is a healthy retirement pot, I’ve been quite lucky so far in that every single one of my shares is healthily in the green (I know this will go up and down).


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