The market cycle of boom and bust, bulls and bears could be attractive as well as intimidating to any investors. Speculators are in for short term profits and momentum in the stock market and day traders get in and get out of the stock every day or several times a day. All these may make stock markets seem like a gambling den for any laymen.The stock market is not all about speculation or trading. It is a place where companies sell a stake in their business and raise finances to fund their activities. Great wealth and fortune can be created by serious investors. They can create wealth for themselves as well as the company and the nation. Before investing in any company you must make informed decisions. You have to know and learn about the company you invest in, from past records, the quality of the management, their business activities and future plans.One important way of knowing about the company is dividends. Many investment analysts and experts may say that dividend payout is not … [Read more...] about Stocks That Pay Dividend Are Best Bet in the Stock Market
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When is a dividend not a dividend?The latest thing "conservative" brokers are preaching these days is to buy stocks that pay dividends. Everyone likes dividends. I know I do, but when Wall Street tells me something I am automatically suspicious because they lie to me every day. Is this a new scam? Let's take a look.When you buy a bond or a CD at the bank it pays interest and is a real dividend. You might get a check every month, quarter or annually or receive a credit to your account. The amount of your principle (what you paid for it) remains the same. Yes, that is a true dividend.Companies make big splashes about raising their dividend. It was 50 cents per share, but we have raised it to $1.00. Big deal. Yes, you will receive a check and at least you know the company has cash available to pay you. That is an indication the company is in good financial condition, but there have been many of the big names on the NYSE that have continued dividends even when they have lost money. How can … [Read more...] about Stock and Fund Dividends
Public Joint Stock Company Gazprom Neft (MCX:SIBN) stock is about to trade ex-dividend in 4 days time. Ex-dividend means that investors that purchase the stock on or after the 17th of October will not receive this dividend, which will be paid on the 1st of January. Gazprom Neft's next dividend payment will be ₽18.1 per share, and in the last 12 months, the company paid a total of ₽30.0 per share. Calculating the last year's worth of payments shows that Gazprom Neft has a trailing yield of 7.1% on the current share price of RUB422. Dividends are an important source of income to many shareholders, but the health of the business is crucial to maintaining those dividends. We need to see whether the dividend is covered by earnings and if it's growing. See our latest analysis for Gazprom Neft Dividends are usually paid out of company profits, so if a company pays out more than it earned then its dividend is usually at greater risk of being cut. Gazprom Neft paid out a … [Read more...] about Should You Buy Public Joint Stock Company Gazprom Neft (MCX:SIBN) For Its Upcoming Dividend In 4 Days?
Have you ever bought a stock only to find out later that you were not entitled to the next cash or stock dividend paid by the company? To determine whether you should get cash and most stock dividends, you need to look at two important dates. They are the "record date" or "date of record" and the "ex-dividend date" or "ex-date."When a company declares a dividend, it sets a record date when you must be on the company's books as a shareholder to receive the dividend. Companies also use this date to determine who is sent proxy statements, financial reports, and other information.Once the company sets the record date, the stock exchanges or the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. fix the ex-dividend date. The ex-dividend date is normally set for stocks two business days before the record date. If you purchase a stock on its ex-dividend date or after, you will not receive the next dividend payment. Instead, the seller gets the dividend. If you purchase before the ex-dividend … [Read more...] about When Are You Entitled to Stock and Cash Dividends
The debate rages all over Eastern and Central Europe, in countries in transition as well as in Western Europe. It raged in Britain during the 80s: Is privatization really the robbery in disguise of state assets by a select few, cronies of the political regime? Margaret Thatcher was accuse of it - and so was the Agency of Transformation in the Republic of Macedonia. At what price should the companies owned by the State have been sold? This question is not as simple and straight forward as it sounds.There is a gigantic stock pricing mechanism known as the Stock Exchange. Willing buyers and willing sellers meet there to freely negotiate deals of stock purchases and sale. Every day new information, macro-economic and micro-economic, determines the value of companies.Greenspan testifies, the economic figures are too good to be true and the rumour mill starts working: interest rates might go up. The stock market reacts with a frenzy - it crashes. Why?A top executive is asked how profitable … [Read more...] about The Value of Stocks of a Company