High Dividend Yield Stocks Dividend yield is one of the 6 points we use to rank dividend stocks. Not all high yielding stocks make good investments. It’s important to examine the fundamentals of each company before making a decision to buy or sell a stock. A dividend yield is the percentage that a stock yields in dividends per year.
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4 Factors That Shape Market Trends Trends are what allow traders and investors to capture profits. Whether on a short- or long-term time frame, in an overall trending market or a ranging environment, the flow from one price to another is what creates profits and losses. There are four major factors that cause both long-term trends and short-term fluctuations. These factors are governments, international transactions, speculation and expectation, and supply and demand. A Motley Fool Special Report The only commodities you really hear about in the news are oil, natural gas, gold, and copper... And while Wall Street analysts are searching for companies set to profit from speculative spikes in these commodities, one vital commodity -- and its leading purveyor -- is being ignored... Salt. Though it seems like a boring commodity, it makes for an exciting investment opportunity. You see -- unlike oil and natural gas -- salt has enduring demand.
Apprenticed Investor: More Reading Ideas In part 1, we looked at books that are helpful to the "Apprenticed Investor," from the history of markets to investor psychology. Today, we get into the details: economics, technical analysis, short selling, the fundamental approach, life on Wall Street and everything else. Wall Street