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Helps you to build a balanced share portfolio that provides dividend income, whether you're just starting out or ready to retire. This title includes real-life examples and offers an analysis.

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The Dividend Investor: A Practical Guide to Building a Share Portfolio Designed to Maximise Income by Rodney Hobson

Rodney Hobson, author of bestseller "Shares Made Simple", is back with a brand new book designed to help you build a balanced share portfolio that provides dividend income, whether you're just starting out or ready to retire. Dividends - the distribution of part of a company's earnings to shareholders, usually twice a year - can be a valuable income stream for anyone. Designed for longevity but particularly pertinent in times of low interest rates, "The Dividend Investor" is packed with real-life examples and analysis of how to gain such added income through reliable shares with healthy dividends. Topics made simple with Hobson's classic style include: ratios, yield, dividend cover, the dividend payout ratio, total return, cash flow, burn rate, gearing or leverage, interest cover, earnings per share and the price/earnings ratio. Plus the advantages and disadvantages of shareholder perks. If you're looking to make the most from your investments, then this book is for you.

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About Rodney Hobson

Rodney Hobson is an experienced financial journalist who has held senior editorial positions with publications in the UK and Asia, most recently as Editor of Hemscott, the financial news and information website. Among posts he has held are News Editor for the Business section of The Times, Business Editor of the Singapore Monitor, Deputy Business Editor of the Far Eastern Economic Review, Head of News at Citywire and Editor of Shares magazine. He has also contributed to the Daily Mail, the Independent and Business Franchise Magazine. He is registered as a Representative with the Financial Services Authority. He is also the author of Shares Made Simple (9781905641451), Small Companies, Big Profits (9781905641789), Understanding Company News (9781906659226) and How to Build a Share Portfolio (9780857190215).

Table of Contents

Preface Introduction PART A - Dividend Basics 1. Companies and Dividends - The purpose of companies - to pay dividends - Cash is king - Dividends can grow even in hard times - Spreading investments without increasing risk - How is the size of dividend decided? - Different types of dividends - Key points 2. The Dividend Timetable - Payment frequency - When you get paid - Timing your income - Key points 3. Where to Find Information - Company news - Company websites - Full, fast and long-lasting information - London Stock Exchange - Financial websites - Stockbrokers - Newspapers - Magazines - Summary - Key points 4. Results Announcements and Annual Reports - Key points 5. Tax - 1. Stamp duty - 2. Income tax - 3. Capital gains tax - ISAs - Key points 6. A Year in the Life of a Dividend Paying Company - 2010 - 2011 - Key points Part B - Dividend Analysis 7. Profits, Dividends and Cash Flow - 1. Profits - 2. Dividends - 3. Cash flow - Key points 8. Progressive Dividends - Checking the history of dividends - Key points 9. Dividend Yield - A problem of comparing dividends - Calculating the dividend yield - Two types of dividend yield - Key points 10. Other Key Ratios - 1. Earnings per share - 2. Price/earnings ratio - 3. Dividend cover - 4. Gearing (also referred to as leverage) - 5. Interest cover - 6. Cash flow - 7. Total return - Key points Part C - Investing Tactics 11. Picking Sectors - Cyclicals v Defensives - Dividend data by sector - Visibility of earnings - Lumpy earnings - Insurance - Key points 12. Dividends by Index - Indices - Observations - Key points 13. Share Buybacks - Fashions change - Cash is better than debt - Ones to avoid - Key points 14. Flotations - Where the cash goes to the company - Key points 15. Turning Companies Round - Restoring dividends - Key points 16. Rights Issues and Placings - Placings - Claw backs - Key points 17. Takeovers - You must face reality - When the bid goes unconditional - Key points 18. Ethical Investing - Why 'unethical' shares may be cheap - Green companies - Key points 19. Company Perks - Wide range of goodies - Perks overview - To sum up 20. International Investing - 1. UK companies - 2. Foreign companies listed here - 3. Overseas exchanges - Key points Part D - Building a Dividend Portfolio 21. Spotting Buying Opportunities - Buying rumours - Buying on dips - Key points 22. Building a Portfolio Using Stock Filters - Online stock screens - Key points 23. Dogs Might Fly - Key points 24. Income Funds - Two types of funds - Advantages and disadvantages of funds - Where to get information - Income or growth? - Funds offer variety - Key points 25. When to Sell Gloomy trading statements Profit warnings Stop losses Key points 26. A Dividend Nightmare - BP - Why private investors were at an advantage - The explosion - Why the dividend had to go - The dangers of buying back in - Why you should fear the worst - How one piece of bad news leads to another - Key points 27. Ten Dividend Rules Appendix - Dividend Data for FTSE350 Companies Index

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The Dividend Investor: A Practical Guide to Building a Share Portfolio Designed to Maximise Income by Rodney Hobson
Rodney Hobson
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