Dividends

Bank shareholders still rake in dividends

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.

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.

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.

Insight: dividends

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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...

INVESTMENT 101

Investment 101: diversification, risk and volatility

Scott Phillips When designing your investment goals, you need to decide where you want to be, when, and with what level of volatility.

SHARES RACE

Tipsters defy market with strong gains

John Collett Shares Race kicks off for 2016 with a five-week game.

THE MOTLEY FOOL

Is it finally time to buy BHP?

Scott Phillips The Big Australian is on the nose – but is it cheap enough?

INVESTMENT 101

Investment 101: what is 'asset allocation' anyway?

Asset allocation is compiling an investment portfolio that suits your investment goals - not putting all your eggs in one basket. Illustration: Michael Mucci

Scott Phillips The first in our new series for beginner investors, from Scott Phillips at The Motley Fool.

THE MOTLEY FOOL

Will 2016 get better for investors?

The markets are forecasting gloom.

Scott Phillips Investing in shares can be volatile and sometimes depressing, and the first few weeks of 2016 are proof.

THE MOTLEY FOOL

How to avoid investing in the next Dick Smith

With disappointing Christmas sales, Dick Smith felt the crunch in the new year.

Scott Phillips Some simple rules could keep you out of trouble.

Why Dick Smith shareholders lost and private equity won

John Vaz The demise of Dick Smith is a stark reminder of the risks of investing in companies listed by private equity firms without doing careful research.