The Basics of Stock Dividends

Dividends can be a great perk of a healthy company, but don’t become overly excited by them because they do not necessarily mean a healthy stock. What Are Th…
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25 thoughts on “The Basics of Stock Dividends

  1. jo schmo

    Hello, I am confused about dividend paying stocks. If you decide to buy a
    stock in a company is the type of company that pays “dividends” quarterly,
    say you purchase the stock at $30 dollars and the stock happens to go up to
    $45 dollars. You decide to sell the stock to gain the 50% profit. Do you
    actually make a 50% profit and then ALSO get a dividend if you hold it
    during that particular quarter? Or does that company divide up their
    quarterly profit and then it gives you less than 50% as they see fit. Thank
    you. Great videos by the way. Learned a lot so far. 

  2. DannySparks

    Nice and clear lesson
    If I sell all the share Im holding and the time to pay dividen comes do I
    will be get profit from them? 

  3. Sasha Evdakov

    Not at all… Think of it this way – $50 stock gets split 2 for 1… you
    have 5 shares so now you have 10 shares but only $25 per share of stock
    (you have the same amount of dollar value of stock). HOPEFULLY (this is
    what the company is hoping) that the stock goes up much more now that more
    people can afford the stock. Then they use money for investing in new
    advertising or business things and therefore it can help them increase
    earnings…but dividends themselves do not directly help earnings

  4. Sasha Evdakov

    This happens because people hold stocks until they get the dividend – then
    they DUMP it – (not everyone) but it happens…

  5. Sasha Evdakov

    You got it – BMY…. Do some research – they are out there… you will find
    them.

  6. Sasha Evdakov

    I do not know where you are going or getting to – Maybe its late, or i am
    reading your messages incorrectly or possibly I said something incorrectly
    in the video but Quarterly is every 3 months not every 4 months… 3, 6, 9,
    12 that’s 4x a year …. not 3x a year. Sorry for the confusion.

  7. sumflow .

    You say 3 times a year, six times a year, “But most dividends are paid out
    every four months? You say $200 every four months or $800.00 per payout.
    You say $800.00 every for months pays $3,800.00 But my calculator shows it
    would only pay $2,400.00 Where do you get that extra income?

  8. Sasha Evdakov

    200*4 = $800 you are correct, 800*4 = $3200 … Not every company pays out
    4x a year – for example private companies may pay only once a year. My math
    might have been off in the video (haven’t watched it in a year). The math
    is not complex – its just a matter of percentage of what the dividend
    payout is – that is all. Simple stuff.

  9. Mike OBryan

    Dude. I think you need to give this up…he clearly says that he might have
    mispoken, but his whiteboard math was totally understandable. What is your
    problem with it? He clearly doesn’t need a lesson in what quarterly means
    or what 2×4 is. Move on!

  10. Sasha Evdakov

    No – not foreign exchange. Most is a relative term, however… just search
    for dividend paying stocks: or head to dividend dot com… you will see a
    list there if you are looking for dividend stocks.

  11. sumflow .

    Most dividends are not paid every four months. It goes to if the guy knows
    what he is talking about and if he knows he is misleading Investors. Did
    you catch his other mistakes?

  12. Sasha Evdakov

    Not at all… Think of it this way – $50 stock gets split 2 for 1… you
    have 5 shares so now you have 10 shares but only $25 per share of stock
    (you have the same amount of dollar value of stock). HOPEFULLY (this is
    what the company is hoping) that the stock goes up much more now that more
    people can afford the stock. Then they use money for investing in new
    advertising or business things and therefore it can help them increase
    earnings…but dividends themselves do not directly help earnings

  13. Sasha Evdakov

    Not at all… Think of it this way – $50 stock gets split 2 for 1… you
    have 5 shares so now you have 10 shares but only $25 per share of stock
    (you have the same amount of dollar value of stock). HOPEFULLY (this is
    what the company is hoping) that the stock goes up much more now that more
    people can afford the stock. Then they use money for investing in new
    advertising or business things and therefore it can help them increase
    earnings…but dividends themselves do not directly help earnings

  14. sumflow .

    You say the Investor puts out $3,000.00 and gets $200.00 every four (4)
    months. I get $600.00 a year, you show $3,200.00 free money.

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