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  • The benefits of investing in companies that pay dividends
  • 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
  • [01 August 2014]
  • Dividends uncovered: What you need to know about income-paying shares
  • 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? Keep reading to find out the answers to these question... ››› more
  • [21 July 2014]
  • Why you should reinvest your dividends to grow your wealth
  • 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
  • [15 July 2014]
  • Dividend reinvestment: A strategy to boost your income
  • 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 Successful investing for ... ››› more
  • [30 April 2014]
  • Looking to invest for dividends? Here are two ratios to help you dig deeper
  • 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
  • [29 April 2014]
  • Why you should care if a stock has dividend payments or not
  • 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
  • [17 April 2014]
  • 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]

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