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All about dividends

  • Trading
  • Dividend-Paying Stocks
  • Stocks

Overview

In this course you’ll learn the basic concepts of investing in stocks that pay a dividend. With a better understanding of dividend paying stocks you can decide what role they may play in your portfolio.

Objectives

When you complete this course, you will:

  • Be familiar with the key terms and concepts associated with stock dividends
  • Know the potential benefits and risks of investing in stocks that pay a dividend
  • Determine if investing in stocks that pay a dividend may be right for your portfolio
Course Outline
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1. What are dividends? Video
Dividends play a crucial role in generating significant value for investors especially over time. These videos will get you started on what dividends are and why you may want to incorporate dividends into your investing strategies.
Dividends play a crucial role in generating significant value for investors especially over time....
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2. Why dividends matter Article
Pay special attention to the Dividend-capture strategies section; This section underscores the importance of understanding the price activity around the ex-dividend date and the impact it may have on results.
Pay special attention to the Dividend-capture strategies section; This section underscores the...
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3. Dividends and taxes Article
When you receive non-qualified income from your investments you can pay up to 35% in taxes. Compare that to the maximum 15 percent tax on qualifited dividends, and the “after-tax” returns are significantly better with dividends.
When you receive non-qualified income from your investments you can pay up to 35% in taxes. Compare...
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4. Picking dividend stocks Article
Beware of chasing yield. When looking for dividend-paying stocks, look forward, not back. Focus on finding companies that are well positioned to grow their dividends in the future.
Beware of chasing yield. When looking for dividend-paying stocks, look forward, not back. Focus on...
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Keep in mind that investing involves risk. The value of your investment will fluctuate over time and you may gain or lose money.

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