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Too Late to Buy Dividends?

A big driver of share market gains since the middle of last year is the theme of dividend yields. This is a return to investment basics – real assets produce returns, either income or capital. Investors with long time frames … Continue reading

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Diversify or Rotate?

The Australian share market is up 16% from its June lows. Investors brave enough to buy an index portfolio near the lows are now sitting on gains of around 20% over six months, once dividends are included. Of course, those … Continue reading

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ANZ – yield attractive but charts suggest caution

The big Australian banks have attracted considerable support in recent months as yield hungry investors seek alternatives to declining term deposit rates. While many would argue that 5.6% is still an attractive yield in the current environment, markets rarely head in … Continue reading

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Dividend Yields – Telstra and the Big Four Banks

The investment outlook is considerably improved by recent events. The ECB head, Mario Draghi, has come up with a viable plan for Europe, and the US Fed is embarking on a third round of asset purchases. While caution is still … Continue reading

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CBA Dividend – trading implications

In recent days I’ve posted a couple of blogs covering a chart based strategy that involved selling the Commonwealth Bank. A reader posted a comment yesterday raising the interesting question of whether it may be better to delay this strategy considering CBA will go ex-dividend in a … Continue reading

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Australia 200 – Trust the Numbers

I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve said “the investment metrics for the Australian share market are compelling” over the last months. Despite the recent rises in share prices, I believe this remains the case. But rather than … Continue reading

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Break Out and Bank Dividend Yields

Oil and copper rallying, the Euro and risk currencies higher, share markets around the globe pushing higher on a potential European solution and a solid US Q3 reporting season so far. Underweight investors and traders caught short must be considering … Continue reading

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Investor Alert – Bank Dividend Yields Update

The share market argument continues – analysis at the company level (at least in Australia) shows balance sheets in good order and solid earnings momentum. However, share prices are depressed by concerns about global growth, with many commentators suggesting the … Continue reading

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Take Advantage of the Banks

Major bank dividend yields are now a hot topic of conversation. As a reminder, here they are at yesterday’s closing prices:

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