Stripping Dividends

ASX Education: Dividend Stripping

A Guide to getting the most out of Dividends – Every six months the results season comes around. Every February and every August and results time is the time to start maximising those relatively huge Australian dividend pay outs. On current forecasts over a third of the top 200 stocks yield more than 6.0% including…

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Abd Er-Rahman III of Spain

“I have reigned for 50 years in victory and in peace, beloved by my subjects, dreaded by my enemies, and respected by my allies. Riches and honours, power and pleasure, have waited on my call, nor does any earthly blessing appear to have been wanting to my felicity. In this situation, I have diligently numbered…

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Pull the Weeds

The life of a trader is not what most of us might imagine it to be – ie. glamourous, exciting and paved with gold. More likely it is solitary, private, a bit boring and when done right, provides a living. We could all be traders. We could all be Arnold Schwarzenegger too. Go to the…

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Don’t Worry About Beating the Market

Individual investors can march to the beat of their own drum, giving them a significant advantage over professionals. It is a simple question and goes to the heart of any investor’s journey. My answer is, do you want to beat the market? The benchmark indices were set up so you can measure your performance against…

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The Harry Kane Portfolio

What does Harry Kane, English football’s highest ever scorer, have to do with investing? Henry Jennings explains. I have this theory, one that I have put to some of my fellow Englishmen, that Harry Kane is a hoax. Now I know that Harry Kane, the captain of the English football team, is now the highest…

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Results season - Blow Up or Go Up

Results – Blow up or go up

The most likely thing to shock any shareholder and share price is company results. Results present a bi-annual moment of heightened risk for all stocks that report. We are coming up the Australian results season in August. Thanks to continuous disclosure requirements (meaning companies ‘dump’ information at results) and high-frequency trading (some of which now…

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Results Season Survival Guide

We are into the results season and these days, for equity investors, the results month is like being on a battlefield during an artillery barrage wearing fluoro orange. You never quite know when you’re going to get blown up. We are into the results season and these days, for equity investors, the results month is…

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