A yield curve is the relationship between yield and maturity. In a "normal" yield curve yields rise as maturity lengthens. When yields drop as the term lengthens, it is referred to as an inverted yield curve. A Yield On Cost (current dividend/basis) curve, like a yield curve, should increase as you move forward in time.
It is well-documented that a significant portion of the historical equity returns are a result of reinvested dividends. In Triumph of the Optimists: 101 Years of Global Investment Returns (2002), the authors looked at equity returns from capital gains and dividends from 1900 to 2000.
Are You Creating Your Greatest Missed Opportunity?
At some point in the future will we look back on our actions today and refer to them as our greatest missed opportunity? By most measures, many blue-chip stocks are trading at a historical discount. Are you going to buy now or pay full-price or a premium price later? Unlike the perpetual going-out-of-business sale at the local furniture store, this sale will end suddenly and without warning.
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New High Yield Dividend Stock: DCP Midstream Partners LP (DPM)
Looking through the 52 week stock lows the other day for some ideas for a new stock purchase I came across a couple of natural gas pipeline companies that had come down in price over the past few months. I looked over several other pipeline companies and found that most were down over the past six months, some were down over 40% so far this year. Here's what if found...