Typically, most people only look at capital gains but for dividend investor like us, our key focus should be the cash flow.
In fact, I would like to puts it this way by saying the following sentences to the rest.
“Dividend investing pays no attention to volatility in values on your brokerage account. You are investing simply for a flow of cash to spend or to compound. That’s it and forgets the capital gains.”
Having say so, capital gains will be a plus point for us.