Archive | October, 2012

5 Things To Think About When Building a Stock Portfolio

Ask any investment advisor, and he will tell you that the return achievable from equities is better in the long term than any other asset class. He’ll also tell you that to ensure your investments don’t suffer from a downturn in the stock market, you should consider diversifying into other asset classes. Then, to protect […]

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5 Men Who Know How To Invest Money

Whatever the field of interest, it is natural for a devotee to look at the qualities of already highly successful participants, analyze those qualities, and then try to simulate them into his own life. Whether it is sport, cooking, motor racing, or any area where those that excel reap high rewards, much can be gained […]

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The Basics Of Dividend Investing

A company has a number of options for the profits it makes through its operations. It can retain the money within the business, perhaps using it for expansion, or it can invest in the business by paying down debt or conducting a share repurchase program. It can also elect to pay its profits, or part […]

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Can you Make a Living off Dividends?

Most financial planners argue that a person in retirement should withdraw four percent of his portfolio each year, and this will be by a combination of income from bonds and capital from stocks. This rule is designed to provide longevity to income, providing regular ‘income’ to the retiree. However, with yields from treasury bonds now […]

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Rising Dividend Stocks: Creating income, securing growth

Many investors want to create an income from their investments, perhaps to meet the expenses of everyday life, pay for a child’s education, or meet mortgage payments without reducing capital. Other investors look for capital growth, but want to achieve this with a cautious outlook. Often, fixed income investments are recommended to these investors. Cash […]

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The Power of Dividend Reinvestment

The longer a saver leaves his money untouched, the better the growth in his capital. Interest earned piles up, and itself earns interest. Over many years, the effect of interest earned on interest can be quite dramatic, and leads to a savings phenomenon known as compounding. This is the principle behind reinvesting dividends rather than […]

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