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Stock market crash got you worried?

Note: The share price and dividends for stock PG listed in this article are correct as of June 7, 2022.

Are you concerned about a stock market crash? Don't be worried, a market crash presents great investment opportunities if you know where to look.

Are we headed towards a market crash?

The current news doesn't look very promising:

  • inflation is at an all time high
  • we are seeing record oil prices at gas stations
  • supply chain issues are also causing higher prices
  • stock market volatility c…

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The Top 3 Dividend Aristocrats Now

Written by Josh Arnold for Sure Dividend

When it comes to finding ways to compound wealth over time, we believe the best way is to buy high-quality dividend stocks, reinvest dividends, and hold them for the long-term. This strategy has been proven to beat the broader market over time, provided the stocks selected can withstand threats from competition and economic recessions.

When searching for high-quality dividend stocks, there are few better places to start than the Dividend Aristocrats. In…

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Can dividend increases raise the share price?

Can consistent dividend increases eventually help to raise the share price? The simple answer is yes!

What are dividends?
Dividends are a portion of a company's profits that it shares with it's shareholders. For example if a company is paying a dividend of $1 per share and you own 1000 shares you will receive $1000 each year in dividends, as long you you continue to own those shares, and as long as the company continues to pay the $1/share dividend. Dividends are automatically deposited as cash …

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Are extraordinary returns possible with dividends?

Is it possible to earn over $200K each year in dividends alone? Extraordinary returns are possible with dividends. In this article I share with you three incredible examples of dividend returns.

What are dividends?
Dividends are a portion of a company's profits that it shares with it's shareholders. For example if a company is paying a dividend of $1 per share and you own 1000 shares you will receive $1000 each year in dividends, as long you you continue to own those shares, and as long as the c…

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Can you earn $4000/year in dividends with only $25K invested?

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How can you earn $4,000/year with only $25,000 invested? If the average dividend yield for blue-chip stocks is around 2%, a quick calculation would tell you that you need at least $200,000 in order to make $4,000/year in dividends, here's the quick math:

$200,000 x 2% = $4,000

Therefore, how can you earn $4,000/year with only $25,000 invested? Keep reading on how this is possible.

Two things are important
When it comes to dividend investing two things are important:

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Why invest in dividend stocks?

 

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Why are dividends important? Why do we focus so much on dividends? Dividends provide you with an immediate return on your investment while you hold on to your dividend-paying stocks, regardless of what happens to the stock price. Dividends are paid in cash to shareholders, you can spend your dividends or reinvest them into other dividend-paying stocks.

What is dividend yield?
For example, if a stock is trading at $30/share and the dividend is $1.50/share your divide…

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How do you know when a stock is priced low?

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Stock prices go up and down all the time. Everyone has heard the phrase "buy low and sell high". How do you know when a stock is priced low (on sale), and why should you "buy low"?

stocks on saleHow do you know when a stock is priced low?
I've created a short video that shows you how to quickly determine when a stock is priced low (undervalued). You can watch the video here on my Youtube Channel.

Why should you buy low?
Let's say a stock is priced low at $15 and priced high at $65. …

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6 Bank Dividend Increases in One Week

Six Canadian banks recently announced dividend increases and share buybacks within the first week of December (2021). Continue reading to learn why they announced the dividend increases, and how this news impacts you as an investor.

Why did they increase dividends?
In November 2021 Canada’s Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions allowed the country’s banks and large insurers to resume dividend increases and share buybacks, undoing measures put in place in March 2020 to protect …

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Learn how this couple makes $30,000/month in dividends

Is it possible to live off dividends alone? Can dividends eventually cover your living expenses? The answer is yes and yes. This month I share with you a story of a Canadian couple earning $360,000 per year just from dividends.

$360,000/year in dividends
My friend Bob, the financial blogger from Tawcan.com, recently interviewed a couple on his site that are today earning $360,000 each year from dividends. Head on over to Bob's site to read this fascinating two-part series:

Living off dividend…

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Who pays more dividends, Apple or IBM?

This month I would like to discuss the importance of dividend yield. The dividend yield determines how much you can earn. At the end of the day our focus is more on income generation than on individual stock prices.

What is a dividend?
A dividend is money that you receive from a company, just for owning their shares. For example, if a company is paying a $1/share dividend and you own 1000 shares, you will receive $1000 for as long as you own those shares and as long as the company continues to…

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