Is the tail of the ‘great bank dividend story’ finally wagging?

With the ‘big-four’ banks continuing to trade at significant discounts to their intrinsic value, the negative sentiment currently being dished out to bank stocks has changed little since we covere...

Making sense of DRP schemes

Dividend reinvestment plans (DRPs) might be an enforced way of ensuring you don’t fritter away your dividend cheque every six months, but it may no longer have broader appeal it once did within le...

Are banks creeping back into compelling value territory?

Stresses in the commodity space have contributed to the massive sell-down experienced by the global banking sector since April last year, with Australian banks down around 30% from their peaks in ...

Why you need to avoid bonds when interest rates are low

With share markets having gone to ‘hell in a hand basket’, it’s hardly surprising that investors would be more attracted to safe-havens like cash, fixed interest and bonds.  However, there is a da...

How to understand franking credits

With the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) likely to cut interest rates even further in 2016 – possibly to a record low of 1.5% – putting money to work in high-yielding, fully franked dividend stock...

How to play the fine art of ‘dividend stripping’

With reporting season finally out of the way, now’s a good time to contemplate the opportunity for dividend stripping that comes around twice annually when companies reward shareholders with surpl...

Bank ‘dividend story’ less compelling, but still a justifiable investment alternative

Growing concern that Australia’s banking sector is now ‘ex-growth’ and overexposed to housing loans, together with a notable slide in credit quality, new rules crimping mortgage lending – plus the...

The ten top ASX dividend yield stocks

Given the very real possibility that interest rates could stay lower for longer, it’s hardly surprising that lot of investors who require the sort of income that fixed interest can no longer offer...

Four unlikely ASX dividend stocks

Growth stocks, Crown Resorts Ltd (ASX: CWN) and SEEK Limited (ASX: SEK), are down, but they're certainly not out. When you think of great Australian dividend stocks, which names spring to mind? If...

Quick Q&A with the CEO: What are the implications of the ongoing quest for yield?

Yield chasers have pushed up the prices of the big banks and other blue chips to near record highs  –  but what are their valuations like? Where should new investors be looking for income? W ill  ...

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