Introduction To Dividend Yields

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Find out how this financial ratio helps investors choose the best "bang for your buck" stocks.


In This Series

  1. How To Calculate Return On Investment (ROI)

    Return on investment allows an investor to evaluate the performance of an investment and compare it to others in his or her portfolio. Find out how to calculate ROI and how to use to your advantage.
  2. Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR)

    The compound annual growth rate is an important tool for measuring investment performance and comparing it across asset classes. Discover how it is calculated and how it can inform your investment decisions.
  3. Earnings Per Share Explained

    Earnings per share is one of the most carefully followed metrics in investing. We show you why this ratio matters and how to calculate it.
  4. Understanding Book Value

    Book value is a component in many ratios that investors use to evaluate stocks. Find out how it is calculated and what it reveals about a company.
  5. Understanding The P/B Ratio

    A price to book ratio can tell an investor how the book value of a company measures up to its stock price. Find out how this ratio is calculated and how it can inform your investment decisions.
  6. The Debt To Equity Ratio

    The debt to equity ratio identifies companies that are highly leveraged and therefore a higher risk for investors. Find out how this ratio is calculated and how you can use it to evaluate a stock.

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