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  • What's the best stop loss strategy for your dividend paying shares?
  • Running a stop loss is one of the easiest ways for investors to keep a lid on their losses when investing in shares. Trailing stop losses also have their benefits as they lock in profits when a share price rises. But what should you do when it comes to stop losses with your dividend paying shares? After all, you bought them for their dividend payments, not capital appreciation. Here's one wa... ››› more
  • [22 October 2014]
  • If you're investing for good dividend yields, you should look overseas
  • If you're looking for bumper dividend yields, you could search further afield than South Africa. So where can you look to invest? Read on to find out… The link between share prices and dividend yields When share prices rise it causes their dividend yields to fall. For instance… Company ABC’s shares are trading at R20 each. It pays R1 a year in dividends. That means it di... ››› more
  • [18 September 2014]
  • A strategy to help you spot the best dividend paying companies
  • When it comes to finding the companies that will continue to pay great dividends into the future, you need to look back at what's happened in the past. By looking back at how companies have performed over the past five to ten years, you can gauge how they may perform going forward. Following a strategy like this is one of the best ways to gauge what companies look promising if you're investi... ››› more
  • [12 September 2014]
  • Don't let a company's dividend yield mislead you, especially if it's a REIT
  • 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… How the ... ››› more
  • [11 September 2014]
  • The two ways great companies can reward their shareholders
  • When you invest in shares, it's not just capital growth (a rise in a company's share price) you're looking for. There are also other signs of a company rewarding its shareholders. That's paying dividends and share buybacks. Let's take a closer look at each of these and why they're good news for shareholders… Rewarding shareholders with dividends Rewarding shareholders with divide... ››› more
  • [10 September 2014]
  • Income seekers alert: How to build a dividend paying portfolio
  • 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
  • [26 August 2014]
  • How to put your dividend income to work for you
  • 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
  • [25 August 2014]
  • Delving into dividends: How to interpret and use a company's dividend yield
  • 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
  • [07 August 2014]
  • 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]
  • Investing in the stock market: The benefits of share buybacks
  • Occasionally, companies buy back their own shares. The overall effect is it reduces the number of shares in circulation. Some analysts believe that the company could put the money to better use. It could pay back excess company money to shareholders. But there are some benefits of share buy backs. Let's take a closer look at what these are… Share buy backs can boost a company’s share... ››› more
  • [18 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]
  • Investing for retirement: How to build a strong income portfolio
  • Arguably, one of the best ways to prepare for retirement is to have a few different means at your disposal. This gives you some diversification and reduces your risks if something untoward was to happen to one of your plans. For instance, you may have a retirement annuity, a pension scheme through your job and a bumper savings account. And if you haven't thought about it before, you can put some m... ››› more
  • [20 June 2014]
  • Investing for retirement: When to buy the best dividend paying shares
  • Investing in dividend paying shares is one way to produce an income stream when you retire. You can buy the shares and, until you need the dividends for income, keep reinvesting. You can just sit back and watch your holding grow. But you shouldn't just rush out and buy these shares at any price. The price you pay will have a bearing on your return from the dividends. Let's take a closer look… ... ››› more
  • [09 June 2014]
  • Why gold shares could be presenting a perfect buying opportunity
  • The future for gold shares is starting to look a bit better. This is despite the gold price itself struggling and sitting below $1,300. So why are gold shares looking better? And why could gold shares be a buy in spite of a blundering gold price? Let's take a closer look… The struggling gold price Today, the gold price is sitting around $1,290. That’s over 30% lower than it was in 2011 ... ››› more
  • [26 May 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]
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