Defining Yield: A Word of Many Meanings

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 all of the possible yield calculations created by institutions…

 

Defining Yield: A Word of Many Meanings

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 article will try and sort out some of the major differences. It will not, however, attempt to present mathematically all of the possible yield calculations created by institutions…

 

Investors Prefer Dividend-Paying Companies in Market Downturns

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, that all stocks do not react equally…

 

Chasing Dividend Yield for Income: Three Reasons to Be Wary

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   Chasing Dividend Yield for Income: Three Reasons to Be Wary Relying on dividends for income is a strategy that has served investors well in the past. Who hasn’t heard of the proverbial elderly widow living off the steady stream of General Electric (GE) dividend…

 

Dividend Yield as a Valuation Measurement

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 and pruning overpriced stocks from your portfolio. A stock’s dividend yield is computed…

 

AAII Journal May 2017 Issue Now Available

Feature Article: When You Haven’t Saved Enough for Retirement Saving more, working longer, delaying the claiming of Social Security benefits and tapping home equity can all help fund retirement. by Charles Rotblut, CFA In This Issue: Stock Strategies » What Is Your Investing Edge? Many investors focus on trying to gain an information edge, but…

 

Finding Stocks With “Big and Safe” Dividends

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   What You Need to Know About Bond Yields to Determine Your Returns Current yield is simplistic to calculate, but other measures of yield can help you make better investment decisions. However, advisers and the media talk about yield on different investment products without necessarily…

 

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…

 

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…

 

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…