Dividends

GET RICH, QUICK

Five secrets to getting rich

Alexandra Cain Small changes can lead to big increases in how much your investments return, writes Alexandra Cain.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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...

GETTING STARTED

High rate offer for savers may not be the PERL it seems

David Potts it would be a big mistake to think that a bank hybrid, let alone the stock, is as safe as a government-guaranteed term deposit

HOT STOCK

Tasty options at Collins Foods despite board divisions

Greg Smith Dissenting director could force board's hand on under-performing Sizzler business.

UNDER THE RADAR

Hot copper's stellar performance

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Richard Hemming Copper is proving to be a hot sector for exploration and one area with the most heat is Mongolia.

Your 30-minute reporting season checklist

Your 30 minutes starts now.

Nathan Bell If you're pressed for time this reporting season, here's how to extract exactly what you need to know from a company's result in half an hour.

Shares race: Potts falters, Dartboard in pole position

David Potts He's second to last in the shares race, but David Potts sees encouraging signs in the market.

DIVIDENDS

Investors will be rolling in it

Higher dividends from the big companies means an increase in wealth for many canny Australians.

John Collett With big companies returning sizeable increases in returns it's good times for income-seeking shareholders

INVESTING

Telstra buy back good news for some

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Daryl Dixon Which way will you go?

THE DOLLAR

Overvalued dollar stuck in a viscous trap

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David Potts The best case scenario to get our currency down is for economic growth in the US writes.

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

Super stocks for smart investors

In demand: Domino's Pizza has a high price-to-earnings ratio, but investors should not take that as a reason to sell.

Marcus Padley Judging shares by their current price-to-earnings ratio is misguided.