Financial Ratios: 4 Easy Ways To Find The Best Shares To Buy Using Financial Ratios

If you are new to investing in shares, then the thought of using financial ratios to identify the best shares to buy for your share portfolio probably conjures up images of painstaking analysis of company accounts, endless financial figures that you don't understand and an ultimate feeling of frustration, confusion [...]

Dividend Yield: Why Companies Cut Their Dividends and Dividend Yield

Yesterday, one of the shares in my portfolio was subject to a cut in its dividends and thus a reduction in its dividend yield. If the reason that you are holding these shares is because of their high dividend yield, as it is for me, then this is obviously bad [...]

Top Tips – 5 Easy Ways To Improve Your Stock Picking

Picking the best stocks for your shares portfolio is key to improving the returns that you get from your share investments. As explained in a previous article, shares are small pieces of a company and so picking the best shares (stocks) means picking the best companies to invest in. It [...]

Dividend Yield: How To Calculate And Use The Dividend Yield To Pick Stocks

If you want to generate a passive income from your share portfolio then the dividend yield is the most important financial ratio that you can use to identify dividend paying shares. In this article, I'll explain exactly what the dividend yield is, how to calculate a dividend yield and how [...]

Top Tips: 7 Stock Picking Strategies For Beginners

Are you are a share investing beginner with some cash to buy shares with? Are you baffled and bamboozled by all the stock market jargon? Are you frozen to the spot, like a rabbit in the headlights, not knowing which stock to buy first? If you answered YES to these [...]

How to Buy Your First High Yield Share

In our recent blog articles on the subject of our buying process, we've explained the need to identify your investment strategy, find shares that fit your strategy and the need to do your own research rather than blindly following tips in share magazines or newsletters. It is now time for step [...]

How to Identify High Dividend Stocks

Searching for shares can be like searching for a needle in a haystack! With thousands of shares to choose from, how do you know which one to choose? Well, if it's high yielding shares you want - it's easy.  In our previous article, we explained three different dividend ratios.  We [...]

Dividends: The 3 Key Dividend Ratios And How To Use Them

If you are looking for shares that pay high dividends then there are 3 key dividend ratios that you can use to identify the best dividend paying shares. In my post on Dividend Investment Strategy I mentioned the 3 key ratios that you can use to identify shares paying high [...]