A dividend is the payment that a company distributes to its shareholders as a percent of earnings. Management can decide whether to pay a dividend, how much it is, and the frequency of payments. Dividends are often distributed quarterly and are quoted as the amount of dividend per share. Companies that issue such payments are called dividend paying stocks and are attractive for investors seeking income in addition to capital appreciation.
Putting together a portfolio of stocks doesn’t have to be complicated. But a strong adherence to investment risk is useful with an equity market already at a record high.
What to Consider When Establishing Your Core Investing Portfolio
If anything, a substantial price correction would be helpful in terms of creating more attract… Read More
Similar to the trading action in the first half of last year, the stock market seemingly continues with its identity crisis. While it’s perfectly reasonable for stocks to sell off on any inkling of a change in monetary policy, what’s interesting about the market bounce-backs is that they’re often led by blue chips.
We saw this l… Read More
To find the best dividend-paying stocks in 2015, it might be a good idea to see what the 20th century’s greatest investor is holding…
Warren Buffett: World’s Wealthiest Investor
Forbes… Read More just released its 2015 ranking of the world’s wealthiest 500 people. For Wall Street, the most interesting ones are those investors who hav
4Q14 Stock Summary: Fourth-Quarter Earnings Season a Bore
We’re now in the lull between earnings seasons, and stocks will trade off economic news and geopolitical events.
Fourth-quarter earnings season was fairly uneventful. It seemed that investors basically ignored the results, unsure of whether to buy a market that’s al… Read More
This is still a good environment in which to be a dividend investor. Strong cash balances, low capital costs, and continued unwillingness on the part of large corporations to make bold new investments makes rising dividends a reality in a slow-growth environment.
Top Companies Continuing to Increase Dividends
Countless brand-na… Read More