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 [...]

What Is An Ex-Dividend Date And How To Use It When Buying Or Selling Shares

When you are buying and selling shares, it is important to know the ex-dividend date for the shares you are buying or selling. If you don't know the date when the shares go ex-dividend then you could be missing out on valuable dividend income. Whilst this is important for all [...]

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 [...]

Dividends

Most investors (and especially short-term traders) are focused on share prices rising so that they can make a capital gain. In doing so they forget about dividends and the passive income that dividends generate. Unfortunately for them, it has been proven many times that it is the receipt of dividends [...]

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 [...]

Dividend Investment Strategy

In our last post, we talked about investment strategies. The next step in our 10 step buying process is to choose one of these strategies and identify shares appropriate to our chosen strategy. By way of example, we will choose to go with a strategy of investing in shares which [...]