Factors Driving a Company’s Dividend Policy

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   The Factors Driving Dividend Policy An analysis of global dividend policies attributed the rationale for companies to pay and raise their dividends to many factors, including communicating information, so-called “agency costs,” tax policy and a company’s maturation. A Dividend Approach to Judging the Value…

 

It’s Not Just the Fed’s Balance Sheet That’s Changing

Two special notes before I start this week’s commentary. First, L’Shanah Tovah to those of you celebrating Rosh Hashanah. Second, though our Investor Conference is getting close to selling out, there is still time to register. You will want to hurry because late fee pricing will go into effect on Monday, September 25. The event…

 

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…