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 – Directly Or Through ETFs

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 century, but also they increased it every single year. For the last 25 years, a portfolio containing all Dividend Aristocrats would have beaten the SP500 index big time. If you invested $1 000 in the index before 25 years you would have made around $7 990...

The basics of dividend investing.

5 Key Things You Must Know About Successful Dividend Investing – The Basics

Investing in dividend-paying stocks is a cool way to put your money into work. Why? Because it has many advantages than its alternatives like bond investing. If you are interested in all of the pros and cons of dividend investing, you can check our article on the matter here, in this post we are going to explain some key and very basic things one should know, if he/she wants to invest in dividend-paying stocks. If you are completely new in this field, you’d better check out our reading about the very basics of dividends. The current article is about the...

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 companies choose to make dividend payments to their shareholders, and young firm decides to reinvest their profits back in the business, in order to take advantage of their bigger potential for growth. There are certain types of companies that are obliged by law to pay a...

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.

What Are Declaration, Record, Ex-dividend, Payment Dates? 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. Here are some details about each and if you still don’t understand them, you can check out the example below. What These Dates Actually Mean Declaration date – this is when the board of directors declare that the company is going to pay a dividend to its shareholders. This declaration includes information...