A little more than a year ago, I added a feature that projects how much dividends you are likely to receive for the current year in your Portfolio Report. Although it is a simple feature with naive assumptions, it is actually one of the top most-liked features.
Hence, upon the request of Friends of StocksCafe, I spent some time over the weekend to include dividend projection in more areas of StocksCafe.
1) All Projected Dividends – List of all stocks with projected dividends.
3) Portfolio Projected Dividends – List of all projected dividends that are in your portfolio.
4) Watchlist Projected Dividends – List of all projected dividends that are in your watchlist.
I would like to state the naive assumptions for dividends projection again: “Stocks will give the same amount of dividends, on the same ExDate, as the previous year”.
As mentioned before, although these assumptions are unlikely to be always true, it is a quick and easy way to give a rough estimate of how much dividends a stock will distribute for the year. Of course, I am all ears if you have ideas on how to improve the projection accuracy.
Hope you enjoy this “new” feature.