How Much Dividends Contribute to S&P 500’s Total Return

The importance of dividends to a well-diversified portfolio cannot be understated. In fact, dividends account for a significant portion of the overall total return of the S&P over the long term. Though the current yield on the S&P is around 2%, the power of compounding and divided growth over time leads to a higher contribution …

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Latest Dividend Yields by Country: Chart

Dividend yields of equity markets vary across countries significantly. The following chart shows the latest dividend yields for select countries as of December, 2019. Russia has the highest dividend yield in the world at 6.23% while India has the lowest rate at just 1.19%. Many of key companies in Russia such as those in oil …

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Even Small Fees Will Substantially Reduce A Portfolio’s Return

Investing in equities involve analyzing a multitude of factors. Some of these factors include worrying about Trump’s impeachment, who will win the US Presidential elections net year, US-China Trade wars, oil prices, Fed’s QE programs, value of the dollar, etc. All of these factor’s are beyond an investor’s control. One of the few factors that …

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Five Deep Value Foreign Stocks For 2020 And Beyond

One of the strategies of investing in equities is to identify and invest in stocks that offer deep value. These are stocks that are currently hated by the market but have strong fundamentals and are trading at deep discounts. They are also cheap relative to their peers and fades. While it may not happen in …

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