stocks

10 top dividend paying stocks

When the sharemarket falls by 20 per cent or more – as it has done since November – one of the major comforts to an investor is the dividend income from shares. It comes from a company’s earnings, so it’s not affected by the share price. So the dividends being paid this year – usually…

Why everyone loves penny dreadful stocks

Penny dreadfuls – stocks that sell for a handful of cents yet give big percentage gains – have a long history in Australia. Since the beginnings of the stock exchange, resources explorers have traditionally filled this role, often hitting paydirt with a drilling hole, resulting in a share price surge. More recently, technology stocks and…

Broker Recommendations – 6 to BUY, 6 to SELL and 6 to HOLD

Michael Heffernan AUSTOCK BUY RECOMMENDATIONS Origin Energy (ORG) An energy retailer, but also a power generator, gas producer and explorer. It’s been an excellent sharemarket performer since splitting from Boral in 1991. It offers a bright future after selling half its coal seam gas assets for US$5 billion to US based ConocoPhillips in a joint…

Finding a good financial planner

Finding a good financial planner can be made easier if you follow these four steps. Toni Case writes Finding a good financial planner can be made easier if you follow these four steps. Toni Case writes Finding a good financial planner can be made easier if you follow these four steps. Toni Case writes Finding…