Most Investors Looking for Consistent, Growing Dividends

Last week we asked our readers what they consider to be the best long-term investment, and here is what they said: Of the 2,377 people who voted by 7:15 a.m. (Central) on Sunday, July 24, 70% view stocks or mutual funds as the best long-term investment. Real estate came in a distant second with 24%…

 

Protecting Against Price Drops: Puts Versus Stop Orders

This week’s AAII Weekly Features highlight these valuable AAII articles: Protecting Against Price Drops: Puts Versus Stop Orders: Put options limit the amount of potential downside, while stop orders (though costless) do not ensure a minimum price. Selecting Active Equity Mutual Funds: Don’t Get Caught in the Middle: Mutual funds with market-beating performance tend to…

 

Dividend Dates & Terms Defined

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 date and other terminology have unique and important meanings investors should be aware of. Dividend Types and Subtypes The…