Market Volatility has certainly picked up recently. Look at the iPath S&P 500 VIX ST Futures ETN (VXX). Set the interval as weekly and look at different date ranges starting from the maximum date range and work your way down to the last 3 months. Note the spike commencing early February. The VXX is [...]
It is easy to see why some investors may be lured to invest in high dividend yield companies. Chasing yield, however, is fraught with risk. The vast majority of high yield stocks bear above average risk and should be avoided. Continue reading...
I received an email from a new follower asking me for my opinion regarding Southern Company (NYSE: SO) given that it has a dividend yield of ~4.75%. I quickly looked at the 5 year compound average dividend growth rate (“CADGR”) and noticed an anemic 3.50%. This brings me to the objective of this post which [...]
Yield on cost is a popular metric used by dividend investors. The measure itself, however, is not all that useful when it comes to making incremental investment decisions. It is far better to evaluate the fundamentals of a business and to ensure sure its dividend safety and growth profile are still aligned with our investment [...]