Contrary to what you may believe, a company's dividend yield actually tells you very little about how much it will pay you.
Yes, the dividend yield is your income from a company. And yes, the bigger the dividend yield, the bigger the payments.
But it's not just as simple as that. Especially if the company is a real estate investment trust (REIT).
Let's take a closer look…
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If you're thinking about buying a share because of its dividend and the company declares a dividend while you're thinking about investing, how can you ensure you get the dividend?
There are key dates surrounding the payment of dividends. And one important one is the record date.
To be entitled to a dividend payment, you need to ensure you own shares before this date.
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If you're looking to invest for income, dividend paying shares are a great place to start.
So if you want to build a dividend portfolio, where should you begin?
Let's take a closer look…
Finding the right dividend paying shares
The first thing you need to do it find shares to put into your dividend paying portfolio. You tend to find that the larger companies on the Johannesburg S... ››› more
As an income investor, you're looking to invest in the best dividend paying stocks. You want to build a portfolio of shares that, over time, increases your dividend pay outs.
But do you have a plan to make your dividends work best for you? Unless you need your dividend income to live off, what should you do with it?
There are two ways that you can make your dividend income work best for you.... ››› more
If you're looking for an investment portfolio that pays you an income, you can't look by dividend paying shares.
Investing in well-established, solid companies that pay dividends is a great option. You stand to benefit from twice yearly pay outs from the company, plus capital appreciation over the long-term.
One ratio that can help you weigh up good dividend paying companies is the dividend ... ››› more
If you're investing for dividends, you want to see if a company looks likely to continue paying those dividends into the future.
Of course, there are no guarantees. But there are some things you can check that can give you a good indication.
You can start with looking at a company's free cash flow. Let's take a closer look…
Why look at a company’s free cash flow?
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Investing in dividend paying companies is a great long-term investment strategy.
Companies that pay solid, consistent dividends over the years tend to be the giants of the stock market.
The benefits from investing in dividend paying companies are two-fold.
Read on to uncover why you should consider investing in companies that pay dividends…
What are dividends?
Dividends are si... ››› more
If you're looking to invest in shares that pay dividends, where do you start?
The first thing you need to know is, how do dividends work?
Why does a company's share price drop before it pays a dividend?
What are the best ratios to use to weigh up dividend-paying companies?
And where can you find the best dividend-paying stocks?
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One to way to grow your wealth is to buy investments that generate an income.
Investments that tick this box come in a variety of different forms. You could receive rental income from property, interest payments (or coupons) from bonds or you can get income from shares as dividends.
Income investments hold the key to growing your wealth over time. One great way to do this is to reinvest you... ››› more
Investing in dividends is a great way to generate an income. If you don't immediately need that income, then why not reinvest those dividends? Dividend reinvestment is a great way to boost your shareholding and in turn boost the dividends you receive. Let's take a closer look at how dividend reinvestment works…
Dividends are the secret to long-term investing success
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If you're investing for dividends, you'll need a couple of ratios to weigh up the dividend. So what options do you have? Two ratios worth calculating include the dividend yield and the dividend pay-out ratio. Let's take a closer look at how to calculate them and how to interpret them…
Dividend ratio #1: The dividend yield
The dividend yield (DY) is the percentage yield you get as a dividen... ››› more
Some companies make dividend payments to their shareholders. This dividend can come from a company's profits. In some cases it comes from a company's reserves. So should you care if a stock has dividend payments or not when you invest? The short answer is yes. Read on to find out why…
Once you’ve mastered THIS secret, you can use the st... ››› more
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…
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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
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
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