We all like to make a lot of money. It's human nature.
Take investing for example…
People tend to invest most of their money into stocks. Why?
Because stocks are usually the best place to put your money for the highest and fastest growth.
But by doing this, investors sometimes ignore or underestimate the importance of income investing.
Here's what I mean…
... ››› more
Wouldn't it be a nice for a change, to see consistent income flowing in your account instead of out?
I'm talking about the kind of income that could help you:
• Pay off debts
• Supercharge your retirement
• Build the wealth you need to live the lifestyle you want
Basically do whatever you want, when you want - with no money worries. The kind of income that comes streaming in no m... ››› more
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
A company paying dividends is a good sign. It shows you the company's in a good financial position. If the company raises its dividends over the years, that's an even better sign.
The income from dividends forms part of your investment return.
But when looking for good investment prospects, don't ignore companies that don't pay you an income.
Focusing on shares paying ... ››› more
If you invest for income, you'll look at fixed-interest instruments like bonds and dividend paying stocks.
What other options are there to consider? There are estate investment trusts (REITs).
Read on to find out more…
What are REITs?
REITs are a special way to structure property holdings. In return for a property company agreeing to pass on the vast majority of its annual income ... ››› more
If you invest for income, you want to know about dividend safety. When a company cuts its dividend, the income from your portfolio will fall.
So how can you check dividend safety?
Read on to find out…
When it comes to dividends don’t worry about earnings
Earnings aren’t always as they appear to be. Company management can push numbers about to make sure that the revenue recorde... ››› more
Putting your money to work in investments isn't all about trying to make large capital gains. Some investors want their investments to generate an income.
So how can you invest your cash to do this?
Read on to find out…
Planning your investments around generating an income
If you’re looking for a way to supplement your existing income or to provide you with an income in later ye... ››› more
If you're investing for income, dividends play a vital role in your strategy.
Whilst there are no guarantees that a company will always pay out a dividend, you can check the likelihood of this with some simple calculations.
One of these calculations is the dividend pay-out ratio.
So how can you calculate the dividend pay-out ratio? And how can you use this information?
Read on to find ... ››› more
There are various types of investment strategies. But they all boil down to three different approaches: Income investing, value investing and growth investing. If buying and holding shares for a long period of time is a strategy that suits your investment style, then you need to focus on dividends. Let's take a closer look at income investing…
**************************************************... ››› more
When it comes down to investing, there are essentially three different broad types of strategies that investors follow. These three strategies are income investing, value investing and growth investing. Let's take a closer look at these three strategies…
Your investing strategy will depend on your money making focus
When it comes to investing in shares, you can make money in two ways, Phil ... ››› more
If your investing approach is to buy and hold onto shares forever, then you belong to the income investing school. Your main focus is investing for dividends. Let's take a closer look at income investing and how you can apply this approach to your portfolio…
When you invest in shares, your approach will fall into one of three main categories. These different approaches are income investing, gr... ››› more
Disclaimer Note that FSP Invest, a division of Fleet Street Publications (Pty) Ltd, is a research house and not a registered broker, financial advisor or financial service provider. Our editors and customer services teams also do not give personal investment advice. The advice in this website is general advice only and may not be appropriate to your particular investment objectives, financial situation or particular needs, so before investing or if in any doubt about your personal situation, you should seek professional advice from a stockbroker or independent financial adviser authorised by the Financial Services Board.
We research our recommendations and articles thoroughly, but disclaim all liability for any inaccuracies or omissions found in this publication.
Remember: Never invest more than you can afford to spare and that the value of any investment, and the income derived from it, can go down as well as up. The past is not necessarily a guide to future performance.
Editors or contributors may have an interest in investments commented on in this newsletter. However they have signed restraints to prevent the abuse of their position as contributors to this publication.