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Tips to Improve Returns With Dividend Stocks
At a time of such strong demand for dividends and safety, the quest for a reasonable yield amidst historically low interest rates has become quite a competitive sport. With that in mind, for this installment of Investing 101, we brought in Marc Lichtenfeld, author of Get Rich With Dividends and Associate Investment Director at the Oxford Club, to discuss ways to get more for your money by investing in income-producing stocks. He provided the following three tips to improve your performance and total return...
‘Smart Money’ Dividend Stocks to Buy
Every now and then, it is nice to take a peek over the shoulder of a successful investor to see what their high-conviction buys are. When you read a headline that “Warren Buffett is buying Company X,” you’re naturally inclined to do a little digging into Company X’s financials. After all, if it’s good enough for Buffett, it might be good enough for you. Today, I’m going to look at one high-conviction dividend stock each from five well-known superinvestors...
Is It Time to Sell Wal-Mart?
Up today is Wal-Mart, one of Austin's favorite retailers. After a bit of a pop and corresponding multiple expansion over the past few months, he's inclined to give Wal-Mart a hold rating. The company was a great value a few months ago, but it's now trading at more expensive levels. Despite being an incredibly well-run company, its size could act as an upside limiter in the future, so Austin suggests shareholders...
Safe High Yielders
Higher-yielding stocks tend to offer higher returns over time than low- or no-yield stocks, according to research from Jeremy Siegel and others. In fact, the 20 best-performing survivor stocks from the original S&P 500 in 1957 are all dividend payers. I constructed a screen to find some promising high-yield, low-risk U.S. companies for further research. I made sure the stocks met the following criteria: Market cap > $1 billion, Payout ratio < 60% and Three-year dividend growth > 0%. Here are the top 10 highest yielders the screen produced...
Buffett's Principles Are Still Sound
I have read quite a bit about Buffett's early investment philosophies, and I have often consulted his letters for insights, but I could not recall actually reading any all the way back from 1957. So I began reading them, and I was struck by how, at his early age, he was formulating and articulating principles that now stand as timeless investment theories. Here are a few that jumped off the page at me...
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