Dividends are the hottest thing on Wall Street, but they’re not always the most important part of finding quality investments. In more conservative times, companies were valued based entirely on their dividend policies. Investors know that you can’t fake a dividend; a company has the cash or it doesn’t. In 2001, fewer than 20% of […]
“Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it … he who doesn’t … pays it.” – Attributed to Albert Einstein (origin of quote is disputed)If you are currently investing or plan to invest, it is critical that you familiarize yourself with the amazing effects of compounding.Here’s a quick […]
Can you imagine a life where you didn’t have to work every day? Instead of needing to work you could work because you wanted to or, you could choose not to work because you wanted to. How? By building a passive income. Conventional wisdom tells you that the path you’re supposed to live looks like this:Go […]
Even with the fiscal cliff approaching and tax rates on dividends having the potential to go up, dividend paying stocks can still be a good investment. When you buy an individual stock, most brokerages offer you two options: pay dividends in cash, or reinvest the dividends. This can be an interesting choice for first time […]
Large companies prefer to distribute a large part of their earnings to shareholders by the way of regular dividend payments.
Dividend yield is a measure of the actual return that the investor receives for his investment. The dividend policy should always be clear, consistent and rational.
Dividend investing is one of the best ways to grow your wealth and your portfolio over time. It’s one of my favorite ways to invest, and it was Daily Investing Tip #18. Dividends are amazing for a few reasons: The provide you solid income for owning an asset The compound over time, increasing your return […]
Many investors concentrate on building up dividend portfolios and there’s a good reason why. The companies that consistently pay high dividends are a good option for investment, as they provide you a steady amount of income, and also have the potential for growth. Even if the share price doesn’t go up every year, you still […]
Many other articles on this site have extolled the benefits of investing in energy firms of all size ranging from Big Oil like ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) and Chevron (NYSE: CVX) to promising small caps like Mondial Ventures (OTN: MNVND). The current crisis in the Ukraine is proving the value of that advice. United States Oil […]
Unless you have been living under a rock the last several years, dividend-paying stocks have been all the rage and it is certainly understandable. With the way the Fed has kept rates low we have been hard-pressed to find somewhere to park money and make any decent return. The usual suspects of CDs, bonds, and […]
Revenues can rise or fall, profit margins can wobble, and corporate executives can change from day to day, but everyone knows that a dividend is untouchable. The dividend is an institution on Wall Street, with whole funds and investment portfolio built around these cash distributions, and the companies that pay them out. Dividends are more […]
Master Limited Partnerships are all the rage on Wall Street. Known for high yields, favorable taxation, and exposure to a very popular sector (oil and gas, primarily), MLPs are the new “designer drug” for enterprising investors. Let’s work through the basics of MLPs, their tax structure, and their suitability in your portfolio. So, what is […]
Having the right information and a well thought through investment strategy are of the utmost importance, especially when trying to invest in our unstable and unpredictable economy. There are many different financial tools and vehicles for investment, but many wonder what the best, and most importantly safest, ones are. Dividend stocks are some of the […]