On The Impact Of Dividend Reinvest On Annual Returns

Reinvesting dividends can boost returns especially in the long-term due to the effect of compounding. One of the simplest and easiest ways for investors to earn higher returns is signing up for automatic dividend reinvestment. Unless one needs the cash for some other investment or one lives off of dividend income, reinvesting dividends is a …

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Dividend Yield: Asia vs. Other markets

The Dividend Yields offered by Asian firms is higher other equity markets. With a dividend yield higher than 2.5% Asian companies pay the second highest yield after Europe. This rate is also much higher than the dividend yield of American companies. The chart below shows the comparison of Asian dividend yield to other markets: Click …

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Comparing the Returns of Commodities and U.S. Stocks : Chart

U.S. stocks outperformed commodities in the past five years. As an asset class, commodities are always more volatile than stocks and are not suitable for most investors. Though there are many commodity derivative products such as ETFs that make investing in commodities easier, investing in commodities is not for everybody. The following chart shows the …

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When Markets Dip, Don’t Drop Out: Infographic

One of the themes I have discussed many times on this blog is the futility of market timing. Success with equity investing involves holding stocks for the long-term which includes periods of bull markets and bear markets. The following updated infographic from Schwab shows the difference in returns between three types of investors: Click to …

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10 Stocks To Monitor And Add As Markets Wobble

US equity markets fell yesterday with the Dow down 1.68% and the S&P 500 off by 1.33%. After a few years of smooth sailing investors are suddenly facing the gyrations of a volatile market. A myriad of reasons are being thrown around for the shift in market directions including rising interest rates, valuation concerns, extreme …

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US Stock Valuations Are High Compared To Global Stocks

US stocks have had a multi-year bull market until recently. Even after the recent shakeup stocks have recovered and are again rising strongly. However in terms of valuations, American equities are expensive relative to their foreign peers. While US stocks have always enjoyed a premium over other developed markets, in terms of performance US stocks …

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