Dividends

  • How to buy the best income stocks and benefit when you retire
  • Having a decent income when you retire is something that provides peace of mind. You don't want to be scrimping and saving to get by. But the good news is, there's an easy way to enjoy an income-rich retirement. It all comes down to dividend paying stocks. Let's take a closer look at how you can achieve it… ***************************************************** Get a 72 hour head-start on ever... ››› more
  • [11 April 2014]
  • Finding a dividend winner: How to find a sustainable dividend payer
  • If you're looking for companies that pay out good dividends, there are a number of things you can do to help you whittle out the poor performers. The dividend yield is probably the most used ratio when it comes to dividends, but you need to look further than that. You need to check if a company's dividends are sustainable. Let's take a look at how you can do that… What dividends show The di... ››› more
  • [09 April 2014]
  • Why a share price drops on its ex-dividend date
  • Yesterday, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange put in a dismal performance, dropping over a percent. There were a number of factors dragging the local bourse lower. One of these was many of the top 40 companies were trading ex-dividend. But what does that mean? Read on to find out… You must own a share by the record date to get a dividend When a company pays out dividends, it decides on the dat... ››› more
  • [08 April 2014]
  • Building a portfolio of high dividend paying stocks? Think about including some REITs
  • If you want a portfolio that pays you an income then dividend paying stocks are the way to go. But what sectors of the market should you look to? Real estate investment trusts (REITs) can offer you high dividends payments. Including a few of these in your dividend paying portfolio could pay off. Let's take a closer look at what REITs can add to your portfolio… The ins and outs of REITs Real... ››› more
  • [07 April 2014]
  • Where to find the highest yielding dividend stocks
  • If you're investing for income, then a high yield is an essential part of your strategy. So what stocks can you look to for high yields? One option is to concentrate on preference shares. Many investors like the idea of investing in preference shares as they come with a guaranteed dividend. Something ordinary shares don't offer. Let's take a closer look at these high yielding dividend shares… ... ››› more
  • [04 April 2014]
  • Investing for dividends? Here's how to check how safe a company's dividend is
  • If you're looking to invest for income, you'll want to buy shares that pay out decent dividends. Once you've found shares that pay out good dividends, you'll want to know the likelihood of the company continuing to pay this out. But how can you do that? By calculating the company's dividend cover. Read on to find out how you can do this… How to calculate dividend cover Simply put, the div... ››› more
  • [01 April 2014]
  • How to pick a dividend paying stock
  • If you plan on investing in dividend paying stocks for income, what should you look for? Of course, a high yield is probably something you want. But focusing solely on high yielding dividend paying stocks might not produce the best results over the long-term. Let's take a closer look at what else you should look at when picking dividend paying shares… Dividend paying companies tend to be more ... ››› more
  • [01 April 2014]
  • Dividend reinvestment: You're probably throwing away R1,000s
  • When you're working and investing for your retirement, every bit counts. A gain of 1% more per year really starts to add up. And the more time you have, the larger those gains can be. Sometimes you do things in your portfolios that you don't think is big a deal, but over time can really hurt. Read on to find out why you should reinvest your dividends… If you're investing in dividend–payi... ››› more
  • [18 December 2013]
  • Dividends uncovered: Are you paying too much for income?
  • Investing in stocks that pay large, growing dividends has become very popular. It's a sensible strategy, made all the more attractive by the slide in interest rates, which has made it ever harder to find a reliable investment income. While it's impossible to invest in stocks without risking your capital, dividends - once paid - at least represent a return that the dividend payer can't take back. S... ››› more
  • [17 December 2013]
  • Why you should invest in shares paying great dividends
  • If you're looking for an investment that could provide you with an income, then look no further than shares paying dividends. To ensure that you make the best investment, you need to find companies that pay consistent dividends. And not just that, the company has to grow these dividends over time. Here's why you should invest in shares paying great dividends... There are plenty of investments ou... ››› more
  • [19 October 2013]
  • A great way to reinvest your dividends
  • Reinvesting your dividends is a powerful wealth building tool. It allows you to compound your investments quickly. You might be familiar with a Dividend Reinvestment Programme (usually referred to as a DRIP). A DRIP reinvests the dividends from your investment. This enables you to accumulate more shares and increase the value of your position at a faster rate. But what if you could improve that sy... ››› more
  • [18 October 2013]
  • Why you should have dividend paying shares in your portfolio
  • You should include high quality, dividend paying businesses as part of your portfolio. You might thing these businesses are boring to invest in. Or that the companies are too big, they tend to be blue chips. But let's take a closer look at why you should have dividend paying shares in your portfolio... Some investors don't fancy investing in shares that continually increase their dividend pa... ››› more
  • [16 October 2013]


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