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Account view to display actual dividend yield column

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Hi

 

I would be great if the account view could display an actual dividend yield column based on the paid price.

 

Thanks

MT is awesome! :)

 

That is a great idea  :)

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I'd take the yearly dividend rate from historical data, or the payment x frequency depending on what is available.

 

Example:

IBM paid $1.10 per quarter = $4.40 yearly, if I bought my shares for $100 then my actual yield is 4.40%

 

I'm not sure how you could deal with dividend updates.

I'm not sure if and when the new payment rate is available in the data?

 

Example:

IBM recently raised they quarterly dividend to $1.30 = $5.20 yearly, my same shares are now yielding 5.20%

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best we can do here is just do (DIVIDEND * 4)/LAST - show as %.  would that suffice?  We don't have control over when dividend data gets updated

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It would work only if the dividend frequency is known, possibly from the data stream or maybe the user could set edit some local static data for each stock, one being the dividend frequency: monthly, quarterly, biannually, annually.

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You wouldn't need to have the dividend frequency information if the user could edit the denominator.  This could be a very useful addon.

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