Dividends

THE MOTLEY FOOL

Where to next for the ASX?

Scott Phillips So what should we expect this earnings season? The short answer is that no one knows.

INSIGHT

Dividends set to keep buoying the banks

Clancy Yeates Investors' love affair with our biggest lenders shows no signs of fading.

INVESTING

Never mind the profit outlook, feel the dividends

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David Potts Even as the dividends flowed something was missing from this year's profit reports, and perhaps more remarkably, nobody noticed.

INSIGHT

Dividends put shares in a class of their own

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Clancy Yeates If you're comparing different asset classes, shares have one significant advantage at the moment: the dividends.

QANTAS

Dividends still up in the air

Plane and rainbow.

John Collett Flying Kangaroo lands a profit but small investors may not be happy.

REPORTING SEASON

Caution starting to pay dividends

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David Potts The bad news was better than expected in the recent reporting season - and the good news was better still.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

How to get the most out of your dividends

Nathan Bell Cash goes in, cash comes out, right? Businesses that generate free cash flow, or those that eventually will, are what every investor should seek.

DIVIDENDS

Bank dividends are too good to be true

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David Potts Chasing bank dividends has been a strategy that has paid in spades.

Insight

More dividends not something to bank on

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Clancy Yeates A big reason bank stocks have been such a smash hit with investors this year is their great dividends.

David Potts

Let them eat dividends: Reporting season 2012

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David Potts Although a slew of companies have already downgraded their profit hopes, market experts are pointing out that returns are higher, even if the outlook remains uncertain.

Insight: dividends

Clancy Yeates

Clancy Yeates In an otherwise gloomy climate for investing, dividends are giving shareholders a ray of hope.

Good dividends key to recovery

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Fund Pick Are the days of cash as the first-choice investment of many risk-adverse investors numbered? With interest rates on their way down, you would think the cash yields on the big banks and stocks such as...

Why diversifying pays dividends

Sunflowers

David Potts Banks' bonds and shares represent attractive options - but they're not the only high-yielding game in town.

UNDER THE RADAR

Looking beyond profits

Richard Hemming One investor says the key to market success is to look at ugly ducklings before they grow into swans.

MOTLEY FOOL

Avoid these five investment traps

Scott Phillips Don't let yourself be distracted … or worse.

GETTING AHEAD

Sustained jobs growth a good sign for investors

The Chinese stockmarket is permanently volatile.

David Potts The sharemarket was in a state well before Greece and China upset the apple cart, even though the economy is growing enough to lift profits.

THE MOTLEY FOOL

Being contrary can make your garden grow

Following the crowd has its risks.

Scott Phillips Being selectively independent and taking a different view when it's prudent to do so is a great strategy to make money.

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

How to kick the lights out in the new financial year

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Marcus Padley How does last year's performance colour your investment choices for the next 12 months?

THE MOTLEY FOOL

Blue chips may be safe but you need to know why you’re being sold them

While blue chips may be the safest way to go, your wallet may not thank you.

Scott Phillips Beware of brokers selling 'quality' stock - the power of incentives can be pervasive.

THE MOTLEY FOOL

Netflix and the war for the living room

Netflix and its kin are set to upset the pie cart.

Scott Phillips In entertainment, as in most areas of business, it's the disrupters who nearly always win.