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A low-interest rate environment has helped to fuel a run-up in the prices of dividend-paying stocks. Equity-income investing is once again fashionable, but some investment advisers have always preached the long-term benefits of investing in dividend-paying stocks. Lowell Miller...

Dividend Investing

AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut spoke with Moe Ansari on Market Wrap about investing in dividend stocks and the approached used in the AAII Dividend Investing newsletter.     Market Wrap is a nationally syndicated broadcast. Moe begins each Market Wrap broadcast with...

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Covered call writing is one of several ways options are traded. While often done on an ad hoc basis, one can assemble and manage a portfolio of covered call option positions as either a part of a larger portfolio or on a stand-alone basis. Such an approach does require more detailed...

Dividend Investing

What’s the allure of dividend-paying stocks? Dividends provide a segment of return that is always positive. Increases in dividends provide an increased positive cash return and, consequently, increase the value of the instrument producing that return. Positive fluctuations are...

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This article originally appeared in the July 2014 issue of the AAII Journal Though most investors know that a cash dividend is the distribution of money to shareholders, dividend terminology is not as well-understood. Yet ordinary dividend, special dividend, ex-dividend, record...

The September DI Monthly Report is now available online. There are no addition or deletion alerts for September. As we’ve seen in previous months, few companies passed the minimum criteria for consideration, and none were attractive enough to warrant a portfolio change. Read...

It’s no secret that markets were volatile this week. On Monday, the S&P 500 opened at 1965.15 and closed at 1893.21, representing a 3.7% decline. The index’s decline continued into Tuesday, ending the day down 1.6%, putting the S&P 500 into pullback territory (a decline...

This week’s headlines were filled with comments about global economic concerns and increased market volatility. Investors are concerned about why markets are declining, but much of the discussion is ignoring the long-term trend. Lost in the conversation is the fact that the U.S....

This week the markets responded negatively to the People’s Bank of China devaluing the yuan by roughly 2% on Tuesday, causing the currency to fall to a four-year low on Wednesday. The currency devaluation caused investors to express concern regarding the health of the global...

This is why we roll our eyes when we hear or see “news” alerts about the Dow Jones industrial average being down by “triple-digits.” While a 100-point move may sound big, it’s less than a one percentage point change. Reacting to every headline and alert is not only senseless...