Dividends

  • The most important thing to look for when investing for dividends
  • The most important thing to look for when investing for dividends
    When you invest in shares there are two things that can make you money - capital appreciation as the share price rises. And dividends putting hard cash in your pocket. Most investors focus mostly on capital appreciation. But the fact is dividends can make you massive returns. If for instance you bought Adapt IT in 2009, you'd have paid 44c per share. Since then the company has paid out... ››› more
  • [25 October 2017]
  • The easiest and safest way you can start earning passive income today
  • The easiest and safest way you can start earning passive income today
    Imagine this... It's Monday morning. The sun is peeping over the horizon, you're sipping on a cup of coffee waiting for seven ‘o clock to arrive. You need to hit the road. You pull out of your driveway and watch the stream of cars head into the city. A smile drifts over your face because you're driving in the opposite direction. You're leaving town, hitting the open road. The ocean is ca... ››› more
  • [04 August 2016]
  • Here's how to avoid the worst dividend paying shares on the market
  • Here's how to avoid the worst dividend paying shares on the market
    Companies that pay huge dividends give your portfolio a certain level of protection and a steady flow of passive income. This extra income stream is perfect for investors nearing retirement because it relieves some of the financial pressure and grows your retirement savings with very little effort. With a powerful dividend packed portfolio, you don't have to tap into your capital or savings... ››› more
  • [01 July 2016]
  • Redefine Properties Limited (RDF) is paying dividends - You have a decision to make
  • If you've been holding Redefine Properties (RDF) shares, you have an important decision to make. You see, the company is paying a dividend of 41.70 cents for the six months ended 29 February 2016. You need to choose if you want to receive the cash dividend or use the dividend to reinvest to buy more shares. The biggest advantage of reinvesting your dividends is compounding   You accumulate... ››› more
  • [09 May 2016]
  • What must I do with my dividends?
  • I love receiving dividends but reinvesting dividends is not always the most cost effective way to invest it. Let me explain... When you only get paid out a couple of hundred or thousand rand in dividends, the brokerage costs of reinvesting that cash can eat away a large chunk of the money. That's why some investors draw the cash and spend it. This isn't a wise move either. So, today ... ››› more
  • [06 May 2016]
  • Why you must focus on dividends if you're investing for retirement
  • Your retirement isn't going to be cheap. Chances are you're going to have a couple of decades to enjoy it. So if you're looking towards planning for retirement and want to invest on the stock market, what sort of stocks should you invest in? Read on to find out… The challenges of retirement   Funding your retirement will come down to your pension and financial assets you’v... ››› more
  • [20 November 2015]
  • A different way to weigh up dividends, with surprisingly accurate results
  • When you're an income investor, you want to know that your dividends are safe. But it can be difficult to work this out. Some of the more common approaches to check dividends include calculating dividend cover. But is there another way to check? Read on to find out…   Using distance-to-default to check dividends   The distance-to-default metric (which is also known as the ... ››› more
  • [17 November 2015]
  • How to find the best dividends
  • Dividends can account for a lot of the returns you see from your investments over the years. And high yielding stocks tend to make better long-term investments. So how can you suss out a company's dividend before you invest? Read on to find out more… Weighing up dividends with dividend cover   You have to tread cautiously when investing in shares for their dividends. Just be... ››› more
  • [16 November 2015]
  • Why investing for dividends pays off and three favourable UK stocks to consider…
  • If you're looking for good stocks to invest in, you should turn your attention to companies paying dividends. Research shows that stocks with high dividend yields tend to better the performance of ones that don't over the long-term. And if you're looking to add some offshore exposure to your portfolio, there are a number of stocks that fit the bill. Let's take a closer look… The m... ››› more
  • [15 September 2015]
  • What you really need to know before investing for dividends
  • One of the main reasons why you choose to invest a stock is that you believe it'll go up in price over time. If you're an income investor, another factor you may consider is the dividend the stock pays. That's why, if a company cuts its dividend, you can be sure its share price will drop. Investors that were in the stock for the dividends will sell their shares. For example: Take commodi... ››› more
  • [19 August 2015]
  • Why you need to look at a company's cash before investing for dividends
  • If you're an income seeker, you're looking to invest in companies paying out solid dividends. You don't want to invest in a company for its dividends, only for it to cut or suspend its dividend payment entirely. So how can you increase the odds of buying a solid dividend payer? Read on to find out… How to work out a company’s cash flow Looking at how much spare cash a compan... ››› more
  • [12 August 2015]
  • Worried about your dividends? Here's how to check how safe they are…
  • If you're investing for income, one of the main reasons for buying a particular share is whether it has a history of paying dividends and increasing that pay out over time. By investing in shares, you also hope a company's share price will rise over time. So how can you check if a company is going to continue paying dividends? Read on to find out… Companies that pay dividends I... ››› more
  • [11 August 2015]
  • How to use dividends to find lucrative investments
  • If you're looking for a way of weighing up whether a company will succeed and thrive in the future, where do you start? One indicator worth using is a company's dividend as a barometer of its future potential. So how can you do this? Read on to find out… How to invest in the best valued companies using dividends If you’re looking for long-term investment opportunities, consid... ››› more
  • [28 July 2015]


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