Analysts are beginning to believe the slump in commodity prices will force BHP to cut its dividend payments.
The dividend yield on a stock isn’t fixed. If the economy slows, revenue slows, and profits shrink, what will that mean for the dividend?
The irony in all this is that the perception of dividend stocks as a safe investment is one of the things creating the biggest risk for the Aussie market and Aussie investors today.
That means staying in stocks… but it also means buying one of two (or both) specific stocks, which will rise in value as stocks fall.
If you're managing risk with a dividend portfolio, you may use position sizes to help you achieve an overall level of yield for your portfolio.
Shares in bionic ear maker Cochlear Ltd [ASX:COH] shot up this morning, gaining more than 6.3% to regain in one session what they had lost in the previous five weeks.
Collins Foods made a $10 million loss for the year. And it’s all Sizzler’s fault. Collins Foods’ revenue was up by 29.7%, to $571.6 million.
On Thursday morning, NAB [ASX:NAB] released its 2015 half year results. It was mostly good news for the bank, which is facing the same competitive pressures.
ANZ posted their half year results this morning. It was a mixed bag for the bank. On one hand, cash profits went up $3.68 billion, or 4.6%. Net profit was up 3% to $3.51 billion.
As soon as the central banks try to withdraw stimulus, the economy and markets slump. The West is only six years into its super-low rate interest rate experiment.