Why Dividend Investing and Dividend Stocks?

Dividend investing offers some of the best financial opportunities for new and seasoned investors alike. The proof is in the numbers: according to economic data from 1927 to 2014, growth rates for dividend-paying stocks (10.4%) substantially outperformed non dividend paying stocks (8.5%). If you typically invest in non dividend paying [...]

Interactive Brokers Review

In my Interactive Brokers review, I share my real experience with applying for the account, depositing cash, making trades and my initial opinions of my new broker. Interactive Brokers My new broker for my taxable account is Interactive Brokers (IB), and I’m very excited to have an account with them. If you [...]

Preferred Stock Dividends And Their Role In Your Portfolio

Preferred stock and preferred stock dividends are an interesting investing strategy that can add an element of safety to your stock dividend portfolio. Preferred stock is a share of ownership in a company that is superior in line to common stock. But, preferred stock is inferior to bonds. That simply means [...]

Dividend Investing Psychology – Why I Use Limit Orders

I have a problem with dividend investing, and I doubt that I’m alone.  My problem is that I have a terrible time always thinking I can get a better value on a stock.  In fact, this problem has probably cost me thousands and thousands of dollars. Here is the situation [...]

Understanding Dividend Growth Rate and Dividend Yield of a Stock

I love dividend paying stocks. They pay you to wait on their share prices to grow with dividends. A company’s dividend growth rate is a good proxy for how much their share price should also grow. A company’s share price is the present value of all its future cash flows [...]

Growth Stocks? Value Stocks? Understanding The Role Of The Dividend Payout Ratio

A recent reader questioned the validity of a dividend aristocrat as a growth stock. His argument was whether or not you could find a growth stock among those dividend aristocrats. He asked, why invest in a dividend aristocrat because after 25 years of consistently rising dividends, how much growth could [...]

What Are Dividend Aristocrats And How To Profit From Them

Dividends are like the third rail for public companies. Most board members and executives would much rather do something drastic like borrow money instead of reducing their dividend payments to shareholders. So, there is something to be said for dividend aristocrats who continue to raise their dividends year in and [...]

Why Share Buybacks And Repurchase Plans Aren’t Always Great Ideas

Stock share buybacks or share repurchase plans have become all the rage on Wall Street lately with the stock market’s excellent run so far this year. In fact, in the first quarter of 2013, companies in the United States have bought back over $105 billion worth of their stock. This [...]

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