One of the goals on our blog is educate and improve the financial literacy of as many readers as possible. With that goal in mind, we create our Investing 101 series! Today’s topic will focus on an elite class of dividend growth stocks…Dividend Kings. Let’s jump right in to our latest article explaining Who & What are Dividend Kings!
The name of the game is dividend investing. For nearly 6 years, we have talked non-stop about dividend growth investing on this website. We are always talking about Dividend Aristocrats, as we always focus on finding companies that increase their dividend. However, I realized that we have never taken a step back to explain what companies are Dividend Aristocrats and discuss what makes them so desirable. So today, we will do just that. Enjoy the next installment of our Investing 101 series!
This year, we have rolled out our financial education series. The goal of the series is to educate investors and individuals seeking to improve their finances, whether they are just starting out on their journey or are far along. We’ve covered topics such as “What Is A Dividend?” and “Who and What Is Vanguard?” and “What is the S&P 500?” Now, we wanted to cover a topic that can save individuals on their annual taxes, provide a savings account for health expenses, and the kicker, even provide investors with some additional dividend income. Sounds great, right? There are some catches. So let’s dive in an learn what a Health Savings Account is and some of the benefits that come along with it.
How many times have you read somewhere or heard someone state the “S&P 500 is up or down X% today?” Or have you heard someone say that they own a mutual fund or ETF mirrors the S&P 500? Lastly, have you read one of our stock analyses where we compare a company’s price to the S&P 500 to determine if the company is undervalued? If you are a beginning investor, when asking those or similar questions to yourself, did you even stop and wonder what exactly the S&P 500 is?
This year, we have started our financial education series where we educate investors of all experience levels about various topics. We’ve covered topics such as Who and What Is Vanguard?, What is the Dividend Payout Ratio?, and What is a Dividend? In this article, we will take a deeper dive into the S&P 500, explain what the stock market index is, provide a background, and review how the S&P 500 determines which stocks are included in the index.
What does it mean when someone says, “Oh, I Vanguard” or “I use Vanguard”. There is even a line or two when people talk about investments in a conversation, and someone says, “I let Vanguard handle everything”. Well, my goal is to explain and put that to rest. This all came from an interesting conversation with one of my best friends. He felt that this information was necessary for the community to read. Especially those starting out to invest and wanting to know more terminology, where it comes from, what it means and the impact to them. Therefore, I will do my best to explain the “who” and the “what” in Vanguard.