@Bertie68 - Maybe I can give you a little bit of information. I've been working as an intern at a stock broker company. Companies that pay dividends are usually older, stable companies. Instead of putting most of their profits back in the company, they present shareholders with nice little prizes. You can take the cash or put it back to buy more shares.
Then there's growth stocks. Usually you don't get a dividend. These companies put their profits back into the company to make it grow. The only way you'll see any money is if the price per share goes up and you sell it.
Personally, if I had the cash, I would buy several different kinds of stocks.