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When Issuing a Dividend Can Be Dangerous

A dividend can actually be a huge red flag depending on where the company gets the money for it. If you know what to look for, a company paying or increasing its dividend is not always a good sign. How does your favorite dividend paying company get the money for those annual or quarterly payments? Have you seen the statement of cash flows and income statement? Do you bother to dig deep to learn as much as you can about the companies that you are investing in? You definitely should take the time ...

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What Is a Dividend Aristocrat? And Why You Need to Invest in Them

There is a reason why the Dividend Ninja mentions Dividend Aristocrats in his Ninja Lessons investing philosophy. They are tried and true dividend winners who have consistently provided investors with increasing dividends year in and year out. Dividend Aristocrats make a great addition to a portfolio of dividend stocks. They are a great place to start your search for the next company to add to your portfolio. What is a Dividend Aristocrat? The Dividend Aristocrats are defined by Standard &Poor’s ...

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Supplement Your Income or Reinvest Dividends?

Should You Use Dividends to Supplement Your Income or Reinvest Dividends?

Whether it’s a bull market or a bear market, one thing is relatively constant in stock market investing: you want to have at least some money in your portfolio in dividend-paying stocks. Dividends – the payments distributed to shareholders each quarter – are incredibly valuable for any investment strategy because they’re great for growing the value of your portfolio. The key here is investing in good dividend stocks and deciding on the best use of those dividend payouts. Some people choose ...

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Top 4 Key Reasons Why Now Is the Best Time to Invest in Dividend Stocks

If you want to retire early or make your investments work harder for you, investing in dividend-paying stocks is a great strategy to help you achieve these financial goals. Not all stocks pay out dividends to shareholders, but those that do typically pay dividends on a quarterly basis. Not all dividend stocks are created equally, of course. Some may pay out a high rate of returns but are constantly on the brink of slashing dividend yields (which decreases your quarterly dividend income as a result). ...

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