Just Eight Billionaires Own The Same Wealth As 3.6 Billion People

The World Economic Forum 2017 holds it annual meeting of the global elite in Davos, Switzerland. This meeting is for the wealthy and powerful to get together in a beautiful country to talk about all  the world’s problems among themselves and with the media. To coincide with this pow pow, British charity Oxfam released a report …

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Why Cutting Severe Losses Is Important

In the world of stock market investing, cutting losses is more important than holding on to gains. The courage to cut and protect remaining capital is especially critical when a stock plunges heavily leading to sever losses in portfolio. It is much easier for anybody to hold on to stocks that continue to go higher. …

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Dividend Yield by Country January 2017: Chart

The chart below shows the latest dividend yield for select countries.: Click to enlarge Note: The values shown above are trailing 12- month yields. Source: Star Capital Among the developed countries, New Zealand and Australia have the highest yields at over 4%. That figure is double that of the yield for US. Among emerging markets, India …

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What Drives Investment Success For A Long-Term Investor?

Investor biases and behavior are two of the important factors that determine success with long-term investing in the equity markets. Biases can be of many types such as home bias, recency bias, etc. Biases lead to behavior that can be damaging to an investor in terms of returns. For example, irrational behavior such as selling out …

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Foreign S&P Dividend Aristocrats Could Produce Higher Total Returns Than Their US Peers

In an article earlier this week, I wrote why foreign stocks may be better for a Dividend Growth Strategy than US stocks. In this post, let us discuss how investing in foreign stocks with dividend aristocrats could increase diversification and potentially offer higher total returns as well in addition to better dividend growth according to a …

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Why Foreign Stocks May Be Better For A Dividend Growth Strategy Than US Stocks

One of the investment strategies followed by some investors is the Dividend Growth Investment (DGI) strategy. With this philosophy, they identify and own stocks that consistently not pay dividends but also increase their dividend payouts every year. Hence a rising dividend payments received year after year would compound the overall returns of a portfolio when those …

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