Knowledge is Power: Compound Interest, Retirement Tips, Tax Reform Questions Edition

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Australian Stocks: Dividend Contribution to Total Returns Since 1900

Australian stocks are known for their high dividend yields. Aussie firms tend to stable and growing dividends and investors also benefit from franking credits. Dividend payments have been consistent over the long-term when compared to stock price appreciation according to an article by Dr Shane Oliver at AMP Capital. From the article: Chart #4 A bird …

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On The Importance Of Dividend Growth To Long-Term Returns

Dividends play an important role in long-term equity returns. In fact, dividend growth is more important to long-term returns than dividend yield and P/E expansions. According to an post by Matthew A. Young at Young Investments, dividend growth accounts for a large portion of returns. From the article: Dividend Growth is Key MSCI published a report …

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Is Active Investing Better in Emerging Markets?

Active investing is not s good investment strategy for most retail investors. Passive investing trumps active investing in the developed markets. But does it make sense to follow active investing in emerging markets? According to a recent article at CityWire, active investing makes sense in emerging market due to many reasons. The article notes some …

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Gold Offers Protection During Market Downturns

Gold is an important asset class that investors should not avoid. Though gold does not produce income such as dividends from stocks for example, they offer many other advantages. For example, gold has low co-relation to equities and traditionally offer downside protection to a diversified portfolio during adverse market conditions. When equity markets crash investors …

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Why Hold Stocks For The Long-Term: UK Equity Market Edition

Investors should always focus on their long-term goals and hold stocks for the long-term. Building fabulous wealth with equity investing needs patience and those investors that own stocks thru bull and bear markets are usually rewarded well by the market. The following chart graphically shows the performance of UK equity market over many events since …

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