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Book Review: Keeping Your Dividend Edge

In Keeping Your Dividend Edge, Todd Wenning, CFA, describes the new market environment that necessitates a revised approach for selecting and monitoring dividend-paying stocks.

In Practice Summary: Build in Buybacks for Better Forecasts

When investors forecast long-run drivers of stock returns, are cash dividends or payouts such as buybacks more accurate criteria than fundamentals? A new study suggests that they are. Mark Harrison, CFA, explains.

Don’t Forget Taxes When Comparing Dividend Yields

In their overzealous efforts to chase yield, investors often fail to consider the tax implications involved in owning dividend-focused investment products. The tricky thing about dividend income is that not all of it is taxed the same way.

Book Review: Get Rich with Dividends

This book is a worthwhile contribution to the retail literature on investing in dividend-growth stocks that offers a credible investment strategy along with a wealth of supporting data and background information.

Obama Won. Now What for the Fiscal Cliff, Dividends, and Taxes?

President Barack Obama swept to victory on Tuesday, securing four more years in the White House. Now what? What does the outcome mean for taxable investors and what should you and your clients be thinking about between now and the end of the year?

Reformed Broker: Five Reasons We Hate the Stock Market (And One Reason Why It’s No Sign of a Bottom)

Well-known blogger Joshua Brown, a.k.a The Reformed Broker, recently offered five reasons why Americans are fleeing the stock market. While he makes some sound points, he neglected to account for one key factor affecting stock market performance in the last few decades: the bubble in demand for equities created by Baby Boomers.

The Theory of Investment Value: Four Enduring Takeaways on Dividend Investing from John Burr Williams

Today’s historically low interest rates and investors’ flight to safety have combined to raise interest in dividend-paying stocks. And while studies of the efficacy of dividend-investing strategies have been mixed, dividend investing remains a popular strategy. As such, it only seems appropriate to revisit an investing classic that first provided investors with a theoretical framework for determining the intrinsic value of stocks based on their dividends: John Burr Williams’s The Theory of Investment Value.



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