The Dividend Ninja Blog is another favourite of mine. He has done a number of blog entries that should help investors who are just starting out. He has also done other interesting things, like his interviews.
Dividend Payout Ratios
First up is an article on the Dividend Payout Ratios. This is an important thing to understand.
Many dividend investors go to great lengths to screen dividend stocks. If you stick with the big dividend aristocrats or other big blue chips, you will do just fine. Some of these companies have been paying dividends for over 50 to 100 years! The economic stability of a company like that, which also increases its dividends year after year, is money in the bank. This is what most dividend investors look for, and it is the basis of Dividend Growth Investing...continue...
Four Key Characteristics
Next up is an article on Four Key Characteristics To Look For In Dividend Stocks
There is a lot of talk about great dividend stocks to purchase for the long-term. But, how do you weed out the great dividend paying stocks from the hundreds of good or mediocre ones? There are a few key metrics...continue...
High Dividend Sustainable?
Dividend Ninja has a great article on whether or a high dividend is sustainable. The article is called "Is a 16.8% Dividend Sustainable?" This is an important question as lots of dividend investors chase high dividend yields.
Last week I received a couple of great questions, and I felt they were important enough to share with readers. So with permission, I've posted one of the questions today, and I will post the other next week. I also invite your discussion...continue...
DRIPs and SPPs
If you are just starting out and do not have much money, you should read this article on "Getting started with DRIPs and SPPs". This interesting thing about this article is that it is a guest post by another of my favourite bloggers, My Own Advisor.
There's do-it-yourself investing and then there's really do-it-yourself investing. I'd definitely put full dividend reinvestment plans (DRIPs) that include share purchase plans (SPPs) in the latter category. Not that full DRIPs are a difficult animal to understand...continue...
The Dividend Ninja blogger writes a great article on Asset Allocation and Risk Assessment.
The premise of this article is that "Risk Assessment" is designed by the financial industry, and does not provide any useful indicator for the individual investor. I'll argue that "Risk Assessment" has no bearing on proper Asset...continue...
Stop Loss And Limit Orders
The next article to point out is one on stop loss and limit orders.
Investing is a percentage game. The lower you can buy a stock and the higher you can sell, then the more money can be gained. But in reality finding the exact bottom or the exact top of a stock is impossible and most investors....continue...
The Dividend Ninja has done some interesting things on his blog. One is interviewing other bloggers, including yours truly. See his interviews at on his site
The Dividend Ninja thinks that there are some good books for novice investors. He highly recommends Lowell Miller's The Single Best Investment: Creating Wealth with Dividend Growth Dividend Ninja says that this book is really what I think is one of the best getting-started dividend books!
This is another great blog for novice investors.
On my Investment Talk blog I am today writing about PFB Corp. (TSX-PFB). Today, I am discussing the stock. To read about this stock go here....
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