From mid-2002 to mid-2017, the JSE All Share returned a cumulative 420%.
Doesn't sound too bad, right?
But if you had re-invested dividends, the return would be over 700%
Just think about that for a second…
That's an extra 300% growth thanks to simply reinvesting the dividends.
To put it another way, R10,000 back in mid-2002 would be worth over R50,000 invested in the JSE. Bu... ››› more
I love receiving dividends but reinvesting dividends is not always the most cost effective way to invest it.
Let me explain...
When you only get paid out a couple of hundred or thousand rand in dividends, the brokerage costs of reinvesting that cash can eat away a large chunk of the money.
That's why some investors draw the cash and spend it. This isn't a wise move either.
So, today ... ››› more
Investing in government retail bonds is a good savings vehicle to consider if you want to lock your money away for the longer-term.
By lending money to the South African government by buying these bonds, you receive two interest payments a year until your bonds mature.
But should you take your interest or should you reinvest it?
Let's take a closer look…
The interest you receive f... ››› more
If you hold stocks that pay dividends, you have two choices. You can take the cash you receive out of your investment account or you can put it to work buying more shares.
So what is the best option for you?
Read on to find out…
Investing for income with dividends
If you’re investing for the long-term, chances are you’ve got some sturdy dividend paying companies in your portfo... ››› more
If someone asked you to mention a highly successful investor, chances are Warren Buffett would be at the top of your list. Warren Buffett's investments have consistently performed on the stock market for over five decades.
The sad fact is many investors won't see a fraction of his success. And that's because they're not letting their investments work for them.
So how can you make money on th... ››› more
One of Warren Buffett's infamous sayings is: ‘Lethargy bordering on sloth remains the cornerstone of our investment style'. In other words, not doing very much.
If you invest in companies that are at the top of their game and continue to perform, you can practically sit back and watch your investment grow.
It all comes down to investing in great, solid companies and reinvesting your divide... ››› more
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
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
Buying a portfolio of shares that pay high dividend yields and reinvesting those dividends can be a lot more powerful than you might have thought. If you're in it for the long-term, then using dividends to buy more shares can build up a decent sum. And it will pay you an income later in life. Read on to discover the power of dividend compound investing in action…
By reinvesting your dividends,... ››› more
Having dividend paying shares as part of your portfolio is a great way to build wealth. But once you've identified a company that steadily raises its dividends over years, you need to be sure the company can continue to pay its dividend. And there is an easy way to do that. Read on to find out the best way to invest in dividend paying shares…
To check if a company can continue to pay its divid... ››› more
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