Category: Dividend Investing Basics

The chart shows the growth of The Dividend Aristocrats compared to the growth of SP500 index for the last 25 years. Source:

How To Invest In The Dividend Aristocrats

This one is another interesting and lucrative investment strategy. The so called dividend aristocrats is a group of stocks from the S&P 500 index, that have increased the dividends they pay to shareholders for at least 25 consecutive years. Sounds good, isn’t it? Not only these companies have paid dividends for a quarter of a...

The Very Basics Of Dividend Investing And Passive Income

What Are Dividends? Dividends are a great way for companies to distribute their income among their owners (shareholders). This is a way for shareholders to profit from the companies they own. Companies by default are not obliged to pay dividends, their management decides whether or not a dividend is paid. Usually, mature and well established...

An example of dividend announcement and dividend dates of Royal Dutch Shell. There are 2 dividend dates - one for the two types of shares (a and B) the company has. The other dates are the same for A and B shares.

The Most Important Dividend Dates Explained

In this article I will explain in simple words the most important dividend dates. Everybody who invests in dividend paying stock must know what each date mean and how it is used by investors. There are 4 important dates: declaration date, date of record, ex-dividend date, payment date. Hare are some details about each and...