Submitted by sajid.karsan on Wed, 2017-10-18 19:46
Submitted by Dividends4Life on Wed, 2017-10-18 07:29
This year I turned 55. It seems that with each birthday, I think about and plan for retirement a little more. I have long since resolved that social security will not provide for my needs in retirement (nor was it ever intended to). I am one of an ever-shrinking group that is still covered by a defined benefit pension plan, though it was recently frozen and closed to new employees. So, how should a pension fund figure into my retirement? ...
Submitted by Dividends4Life on Mon, 2017-10-16 07:28
In a down-market when many people are rushing to buy gold, I take comfort that I already have mine. No, not that kind, but something much better! A growing stream of dividend income from solid companies. While everyone else is panicked about their portfolio’s decline, I see a downturn as an incredible buying opportunity. Lower prices, rising yields and growing dividends, its hard to beat that combination.
Below are several select companies that recently announced dividend increases...
Submitted by sajid.karsan on Thu, 2017-10-12 19:29
Submitted by Dividend Growth... on Thu, 2017-10-12 09:41
As dividend growth investors, our goal is to buy shares in a company that will shower us with cash for decades to come.
One of the important things to look out for in our evaluation of companies involves determining the safety of that dividend payment.
A quick check to determine dividend safety is by looking at the dividend payout ratio. This metric shows what percentage of earnings are paid out in dividends to shareholders.
Submitted by Dividends4Life on Wed, 2017-10-11 07:25
When looking for value-priced stocks, the Price-To-Book (P/B) ratio is one that I like to consider. P/B is calculated as share price divided by book value per share. Book value is most often calculated as Assets less Liabilities...
Submitted by Dividends4Life on Mon, 2017-10-09 07:17
Submitted by sajid.karsan on Fri, 2017-10-06 06:18
Submitted by Dividends4Life on Wed, 2017-10-04 07:14
We have all heard it. Mainstream media pundits talking that 'buy-and-hold as a strategy is dead and gone, if ever it was a viable strategy.' Sorry folks, but I am not buying or holding their position on buy-and-hold. Buy-and-hold is neither dead, gone or even sick, but I will concede - it is misunderstood...
Submitted by Dividends4Life on Mon, 2017-10-02 07:18
A vision is taking the time to contemplate and anticipate, in detail, what the future will bring. A financial vision needs to consider future earnings, savings and economic issues such as inflation. Then based on your vision, you formulate an action plan to ensure the best possible outcome given your unique circumstances. You can’t have a retirement plan until you have a retirement vision. It would seem to me that there are a lot or retirement plans out there but very few retirement visions.
Submitted by MagicDiligence on Mon, 2017-10-02 07:17
Value screens are often littered with the stocks of companies with unattractive business models. But today, we take a look at a good business selling at what looks like a value price.
Submitted by sajid.karsan on Thu, 2017-09-28 00:23
Submitted by Dividends4Life on Wed, 2017-09-27 07:20
When evaluating a company as a potential income investment I look at its calculated fair value, ability to generate cash, debt position and the net present value of its dividend stream compared to alternative "safe" investments (NPV MMA Differential)...
Submitted by Dividends4Life on Mon, 2017-09-25 07:10
Some traditionalist would say your home is your greatest wealth building asset. I would argue it is not. Others would say your income is your greatest wealth building asset. Thought there is a lot of truth to the statement, it is still not your greatest wealth building asset. So, what is your greatest wealth building asset? Everyone is born with it. Few realize its importance until they lose most of it. The asset is so priceless it can’t be bought. Your most valuable wealth building asset is time.
Submitted by Dividend Growth... on Fri, 2017-09-22 09:06
Share buybacks have gained prominence in the past twenty years. The amount corporations spend on buybacks exceeds the amount they spend on dividends. Plenty of investors mistakenly believe that dividends and share buybacks are equivalent.
They are not. This article explains why