DIVIDEND INVESTING ALERT FOR THE WEEK ENDING 5/2/2014

Posted on May 2, 2014 | Dividend Investing

Market sentiment during 2014 so far seems to be overwhelmingly neutral. Low interest rates, slowly declining unemployment and an increase in mergers and acquisitions and initial public offering activities provide a great environment for equities…

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DIVIDEND INVESTING ALERT FOR THE WEEK ENDING 4/25/2014

Posted on April 25, 2014 | Dividend Investing

We have a lot of earnings news to share with you this week, with 11 DI stocks having reported. Overall, the results reported by DI holdings were better than forecast.

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DIVIDEND INVESTING ALERT FOR THE WEEK ENDING 4/17/2014

Posted on April 17, 2014 | Dividend Investing

After last week’s volatility, we’re guessing many investors appreciated the comparative calm of this week. Next week will bring earnings reports from 160 members of the S&P 500 index, giving us a chance to see what traders really think about first-quarter earnings.

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DIVIDEND INVESTING ALERT FOR THE WEEK ENDING 4/11/2014

Posted on April 11, 2014 | Dividend Investing

We’re not going to sugarcoat this week’s downward volatility, but we do want to point out that the broader market indexes held up better than the headlines suggest. The S&P 500 index fell 2.7%, the NASDAQ lost about 3.1% and the Dow Jones industrial average gave back 2.4%.

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Shareholder Yield Measures All Company Distributions

Posted on April 8, 2014 | Dividend Investing

AAII Dividend Investing seeks out companies that have a shareholder focus exhibited by distributing excess cash, preferably through consistent and increasing dividends. Dividend increases are an important signaling device. Higher dividends provide a signal to the market that the company is confident in the stability and growth of future earnings.

The dividend yield is the most common way to measure the dividend level over time and across a range of companies. The dividend yield is calculated by dividing the indicated dividend by the current stock price. The indicated dividend is the anticipated cash dividend payment over the next year. Since most U.S. companies pay dividends quarterly, the indicated dividend is normally the latest quarterly dividend times four.

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DIVIDEND INVESTING ALERT FOR THE WEEK ENDING 4/4/2014

Posted on April 4, 2014 | Dividend Investing

The April 2013 Monthly Report, which is now on the DI website, provides a full explanation of what we’re doing and why. It also explains how to follow the changes. We recommend reading it.

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DIVIDEND INVESTING ALERT FOR THE WEEK ENDING 3/28/2014

Posted on March 28, 2014 | Dividend Investing

A breakup was announced this week. Well, actually there were two breakups announced, but we’ll leave the Gwyneth Paltrow/Chris Martin split to the tabloids, because we’re much more interested in Baxter International (BAX).

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DIVIDEND INVESTING ALERT FOR THE WEEK ENDING 3/28/2014

Posted on March 28, 2014 | Dividend Investing

A breakup was announced this week. Well, actually there were two breakups announced, but we’ll leave the Gwyneth Paltrow/Chris Martin split to the tabloids, because we’re much more interested in Baxter International (BAX).

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DIVIDEND INVESTING ALERT FOR THE WEEK ENDING 3/21/2014

Posted on March 22, 2014 | Dividend Investing

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen rattled trader’s nerves on Wednesday afternoon. Some context is needed before we share what she said.

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) revised its guidance on when it might start to raise interest rates.

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DIVIDEND INVESTING ALERT FOR THE WEEK ENDING 3/14/2014

Posted on March 14, 2014 | Dividend Investing

If you solely base your stock picks on what is discussed with regularity in the financial news media, you’d have a very small universe of stocks to work with.

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