Investing can be a confusing and overwhelming undertaking.
With some much jargon it's often difficult to understand the information needed to make wise investment decisions
So we have created this glossary of investment terms to assist your understanding.
- What is the PE ratio?
- How can I find cheap shares?
- How is the dividend yield calculated?
- What's the difference between dividend yield and annualized yield?
- What is Market Cap?
- What does Mark-to-Market mean?
- What is day trading?
- What is a dividend?
- Forecast dividend Increase
- What does "Ex-Dividend" mean?
- Consecutive Annual Dividend Increases
- What is the OptimizerMax tool?
- What is the CountdownMax tool?
- What is the GeneratorMax Tool?
- What does cum dividend mean?
- The FTSE Quarterly Review
- What is the record date?
- What is Dividend Declaration?
- What is DRIP?
- An overview of dividend dates
- What is an ETF?
- What does CAGR stand for
- What are futures?
- What are Options?
- What does Fiduciary Duty mean?
- What is Shorting?
- What does going long mean?
- What is a share split?
- What is a Long-only fund?
- What is a long-Short fund?
- What is a rights issue?
- What is a share buyback?
- What is a Government Bond?
- What is a corporate bond?
- What is an ISA?
- What is the bid price?
- What is the offer price?
- What does Blue chip mean?
- What is the spreadbetting series?
- What is the spreadbetting price?
- What is the spreadbetting dividend?
- What is the spreadbetting level?
- What is the spreadbetting margin factor?
- what is the spreadbetting margin requirement?
- What is the spreadbetting yield?
- What is an IMS?
- Why does the FTSE 100 list more than 100 shares?
- What is dividend cover?
Wood Group (John) have proposed an interim dividend of 11.4c, up 1% in line with progressive dividend policyRead more
BHP have declared a record final dividend of 78 US cents per share, which includes an additional amount of 25 US cents per share (equivalent to US$1.3 billion) above the 50% minimum payout policy. Total ordinary dividends announced of US$1.33 per share or US$6.7 billion, equivalent to a 74% payout ratio.Read more
The Marshalls board has declared an interim dividend of 4.70 pence (2018: 4.00 pence) per share, an increase of 18 per cent, reflecting the strong cash generation and the Group's continuing progressive dividend policy. The Board will continue to adhere to the Group's capital allocation policy and the policy of maintaining a 2 times dividend cover.Read more
GVC declare they will pay an interim dividend of 17.6p, reflecting an increase of 10% compared to last year, and in-line with the new policy of double-digit year-on-year increases.Read more
The Board has declared an interim dividend of 4.0 US cents per share in respect of the first half of 2019, down from 6.0 US cents. KAZ Minerals PLC, the parent company of the Group, is a non-trading investment holding company and derives its profits from dividends paid by subsidiary companies.Read more
Clarkson have increased their dividend by 1p per share to 25p per share. The Company has now delivered 16 years of consecutive dividend growth.Read more
Evraz has announced interim dividend for 2019 of US$508.17m (US$0.35 per share) has been declared, reflecting the Board's confidence in the Group's financial position and outlook.Read more
The Board of Hargreaves Lansdown has declared a 2019 total ordinary dividend of 33.7 pence per share (2018: 32.2p), 5% ahead of last year. This is in line with EPS growth and maintains the ordinary dividend payout ratio at 65%. In addition, the Board has declared a special dividend of 8.3 pence per share (2018: 7.8p). The 2019 total dividend of 42.0 pence per share (2018: 40.0p) is up 5% and results in a total dividend payout ratio of 80.6% (2018: 80.6%). Subject to shareholder approval of the final dividend at the 2019 AGM, the final and special dividends will be paid on 18 October 2019 to all shareholders on the register at the close of business on 27 September 2019.Read more
The Savills Board has declared an interim dividend of 4.95p per share (2018: 4.8p), supported by the performance of the Group's less transactional businesses. The interim dividend of 4.95p per share will be payable on 2 October 2019 to shareholders on the register on 5 September 2019.Read more
ContourGlobal have proposed quarterly dividend of USD 3.6901 cents per share, equivalent to $24.75 million, reflecting their commitment to 10% year on year dividend growth supported by ContourGlobal's strong and predictable cash flow generation.Read more