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
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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.... More
2. Why dividends matter Article
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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... More
3. Dividends and taxes Article
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When you receive non-qualified income from your investments you can pay up to 37% in taxes. Compare that to the maximum 15% tax on qualified 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 37% in taxes. Compare... More