Chasing Dividend Yield for Income: Three Reasons to Be Wary

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 new category of target payout funds. But one of the most common approaches is the dividend yield strategy. Relying…

 

Most-Read Posts for November 2016

Here are the most-read AAII Blog posts for November 2016: Lowell Miller’s Best Dividend Screen 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 is known…

 

Screening for Dividend Income

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   Reinvesting Dividends The approach used in managing AAII’s Dividend Investing portfolio is to allocate proceeds received from dividend payments to cash. The cash, along with any proceeds from the sale of holdings in excess of the average size of all DI holdings, is then…

 

Market Wrap: Dividend Investing

AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut 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 Wrap broadcast with an analysis of the day’s news from Wall Street and around the…

 

Dividends Are Still Valuable

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   Cash Dividend Types, Dates and Taxes Though most investors know that a cash dividend is the distribution of money to shareholders, dividend terminology is not as well-understood. Terminology such as ordinary dividend, special dividend, ex-dividend and record date has unique and important meanings investors…

 

Taking on Risk and Hoping the Strategy Doesn’t Backfire

Oh boy. There’s something new to be filed under the category of, “Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time.” It is cash secured puts on the S&P 500. According to The Wall Street Journal, pension funds in Hawaii and South Carolina are using the strategy to generate income. It is a strategy…

 

Investors Vote for Favorite Dividend-Paying Stocks

Many people invest in dividend-paying stocks as a source of income and for the opportunity to reinvest the dividends to purchase additional shares of stock. Generally speaking, dividend-paying companies are seen as being more financially stable and mature. In turn, the stock prices of these companies may steadily increase over time while shareholders enjoy periodic…

 

Using ETFs to Identify Quality Stocks

If one were to survey investors about what traits make a stock attractive, the top of the list would include an attractive valuation, a reasonable expectation of a price increase (particularly sooner rather than later), a sound underlying business model and good fundamentals. The first two traits are easy to identify: seek out below-average valuations…

 

Analyzing a Stock by Its Dividend and Shareholder Yield

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles: High Buyback Yields James O’Shaughnessy, in the fourth edition of his book “What Works on Wall Street” found that stocks with the highest buyback yield (top 10%) outperformed the overall stock universe by an average of 3.2 percentage points a year from the start of 1927…

 

Think Twice Before Making Your Own Market (Br)exit

There is an old investing adage: “the market is always right.” Investors would be wise to question this adage in light of last week’s Brexit referendum. If the market is always right, then why were traders bidding stocks up as the British were voting to leave the European Union? For that matter, why did stocks…