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Dividend Stocks

The stock market has been a very bumpy ride for most investors, so much so that many of them are sitting on the sidelines. it’s a shame that they are doing it since there are other ways to making money than buying low and selling high. Dividend stocks are just another way to make money even when the stock market isn’t doing anything.

There are hundreds of companies that are traded on Wall Street that offer high dividend paying stocks for investors to take advantage of. What are dividends? Dividends are a way for a company to share the profit of the company with it’s shareholders. Many times a company has grown so much that they don’t need to put so much into research and development, so they will pass a portion of it to it’s shareholders on a quarterly basis (four times a year).

in doing so, an investor can make money even if the company’s stock price doesn’t change. Let’s say you buy shares in company XYZ for $100 per share and the company offers a 10% dividend. Which means that the company will give it shareholders $10 a year for each share you own. So four times a year you will receive $2.50 every three months for each share. After one year of owning the shares, your actual price per share is $90. If the price hasn’t moved over the same period, you are still up 10% on your investment. How could you go wrong with that? So where can you find stocks that pay dividends? When you do your research on a particular company, you will find the information in their chart overview.

There are also many different ETF’s that are built around this concept, but why pay a fee for something you can do yourself. Typically you can also do better than the ETF’s since you are able to get in and out easier than the big boys.

Be aware though that Washington and the present Administration is looking to raise capitol gains taxes which will include dividend payouts. Of course if it’s your IRA retirement account, it won’t affect you. Look into it for yourself to see if dividend stocks are right for you. it’s just another way to increase your profits. Espaecially when the stability of the markets are highly in question.

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Profit is measured in Pips.  The amount of potential profit on each of these is different.  Day Trading uses a lower time frame.  Often Day Traders use charts showing the action on 30 minutes, 15 minutes or 5 minutes.  Swing Traders usually use hour charts, 1 hour, 4 hours or 8 hours.  The market will move a larger distance in an hour than in 5 minutes, therefore Swing Traders can make more pips on their charts.
Before taking a trade, most traders will set an amount of pips they are willing to risk or lose.  Day Traders risk fewer pips than Swing Traders.  Day Traders use smaller time frames and have less profit opportunities.  However, Day Traders can make more trades than Swing Traders because of the smaller time frames.


The amount of time the trader is in a trade is different also.  Typically, 30 minutes to 4 hours is the time a Forex Day Trader is in a trade, again because of the shorter time period.  In swing trading, a trader may be in a trade from 4 hours to a day or longer. Both traders used Technical Analysis to find and leave trades.  The more information a market has, the more accurate it is.  Therefore, the results of technical analysis in Swing Trading are more reliable than the smaller time periods used by Day Traders.


Both traders have specialized indicators that offer technical information.  A favorite of Day Traders are Support levels and Resistance levels shown by Daily Pivot Points.  Each person is more comfortable using one of these methods.  Take the time to discover which one works best for you.

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If you are like most people, then you like the idea of having your money work for you. One way in which it does this is when it is invested. When your money is invested, it grows as the companies you are invested in grow. Thus, you make money off of the work of others.


However, all too often people are afraid to put their money to work in the stock market because it seems like a confusing place. Many worry that their money might evaporate away if a stock goes under. For example, if you invest in a gold ETF fund, and the price of gold collapses, then you’re busted — you lose your investment. The same goes for Oil ETFs, the natural gas ETF and others. While this fear is legitimate if you are invested in only one stock, there are ways to diversify your money and to grow it without having to learn the complexities of the market. This way is by investing in a high yield ETF.


A high yield ETF (Exchange Traded Fund) is an investment vehicle in which your money is given to a professional who manages the money for you by placing it into a number of high yielding stocks. A high yield stock means a stock that pays a high dividend relative to it’s share price. By investing in this kind of ETF you are allowing compound interest to work in your favor in order to significantly grow your money over time.


Conservative style investors might be particularly drawn to high yield ETF’s because of the glamor of the high dividend. Investors have the option of receiving their dividend (share of the company’s earnings) in the form of a check every three months, or in the form of reinvestment in the stock. Reinvestment in the stock gives you a bigger share each time and is generally thought of as the smarter move financially, unless you are using the money as income.


While ETF’s are a relatively new product of Wall Street, they are in many ways similar to mutual funds. They allow you to not have to worry about studying the stock market before investing. You may simply place your money into these funds on a set schedule (i.e. monthly, weekly, etc.) and allow it to grow over time for you. This makes your investing automatic, rather than focusing on random ETF news and sound bites. Naturally you should never jump into an investment halfheartedly. If you want your money to work for you and compound over time, then you are going to need to stick to your investment plan.

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