Dividends

The beauty of fully franked dividends

Scott Phillips Far too many Australians let the tax "tail" wag the investing dog.

NOEL WHITTAKER

The beauty of dividends for investors

Noel Whittaker Don't forget that it is the after-tax return of investments that counts and that is where franked dividends come into their own.

INVESTMENT 101

Motley Fool: The beauty of dividends

Dividends are like turbocharged bank interest.

Scott Phillips Have you ever wondered why so many investors are enamoured with dividends?

Bank shareholders still rake in dividends

David Potts.

David Potts Neither a borrower nor a lender be nor, with apologies to Shakespeare, own bank shares.

INSIGHT

Dividends set to keep buoying the banks

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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...

Taking the blame is part of the deal in financial advice

Marcus Padley Blame comes with the territory in all financial advice. It's why any agent gets paid commission.

Millennials are better with money than I was in my 20s

Millennials are not eschewing property ownership for avocado breakfasts - they're turning to share investment.

Caitlin Fitzsimmons A relative paid my HECS debt when I was 25. I'll always be grateful but if I could turn back time, I would have asked him to teach me how to invest instead.

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Noel Whittaker gives his verdict on micro-investment app Acorns

The Acorns app rounds up each purchase you make and stores it in an investment portfolio for you.

Noel Whittaker For years I have been going on about the power of investing small sums of money.

Experts warn over the The Next Big Thing in ETFs

The next investment trend to hit our shores is

John Collett Are providers being too clever with the latest breed of the funds that use "smart beta" strategies that increase the risks for investors and have fees twice that of vanilla exchange traded funds...