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…

 

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…

 

Screening With the Big, Safe Dividend Formula

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   What’s in a Yield? Yield is a term that is used quite often in the investment universe. But it is also frequently a source of investor confusion. The problem is that “yield” has many different meanings, and thus many different implications for investors. The…

 

Screening With the Big, Safe Dividend Formula

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 investment success: “Find stocks with above-average appreciation potential and safe and growing…

 

Members Weigh In on Stock Investing Strategies

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how, if at all, they have adjusted their stock investing strategies recently. Responses were very mixed. The largest group, 22% of all respondents, said that they have not made any change. Approximately 21% said that they’ve sold stocks and boosted their cash positions. Some of these…

 

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…