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Dividend increases are typically met with a positive reaction from investors, while dividend cuts are typically met with a negative reaction. Whether these changes signal positive or negative information, however, depends on the quality of the company and its leverage. Companies...

Dividend reinvestment plans or DRPs/DRIPs are offered by many companies to give shareholders the option of reinvesting the amount of a declared dividend by purchasing additional shares. Normally, when dividends are paid, they are received by shareholders as a check or a direct...

The term “yield” is thrown about often by the financial press and others. The trouble is that yield has many different meanings and implications for investors. This workshop will try and sort out some of the major differences. It will not, however, attempt to present mathematically...

Companies distribute cash dividends to their shareholders at the discretion of the board of directors. The board of directors examines the business prospects, cash generation and cash needs to determine if they can afford to make a distribution of profit in the form of a cash dividend...

It may not be comforting, but individuals are rewarded over the long term for investing in stocks because stock prices can go up or down. Short-term market volatility and uncertainty creates a risk premium to entice investors to buy and hold stocks. It is important to note, however,...

Value investors are always seeking undervalued stocks to add to their portfolios while pruning those that are overvalued. However, a stock’s price doesn’t always reflect a company’s true value. The dividend yield is a useful measure of value for selecting undervalued securities...

Many investors seek income to supplement their portfolio returns while at the same time insulating themselves from market declines. In “The Little Book of Big Dividends: A Safe Formula for Guaranteed Returns” (John Wiley & Sons, 2010), Charles Carlson outlines a recipe for...

For many investors, dividends are an excellent means of generating income for their portfolio. Depending on where you are in your investment lifecycle, you may reinvest those dividends or you use the income on various expenses. AAII Weekly Survey Question However, depending on the...

Associate Financial Analyst at AAII Jaclyn McClellan spoke with Moe Ansari on Market Wrap about investing in dividend stocks and the approach used in the AAII Dividend Investing newsletter.     Market Wrap is a nationally syndicated broadcast. Moe begins each Market...

Financial advisors use a variety of investment strategies to replace retiree employment salaries or business income. These include bond ladders, systematic withdrawal programs (SWPs), guaranteed minimum withdrawal benefit (GMWB) products, and even strategies in the relatively...