TitleTeaching an Old Dog New Tricks: Using the Dividend Growth Model in Financial Planning
Publication TypeJournal Articles
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsBrooks, R, Yang, J
JournalJournal of Economics and Finance Education
Volume6
Issue2
Pagination65-73
Date Published2007
KeywordsDoctoral Program, Finance, MBA
Abstract

The Dividend Growth Model is a standard pedagogical tool in pricing stocks where the dividend grows at a constant rate. However, few dividend policies conform to this restrictive pattern and therefore the model is often quickly discarded in finance classes. The constant growth assumption of a cash flow stream fits well with other financial problems such as saving for a college education or contributions to a pension plan. This paper presents a couple of applications for the Dividend Growth Model plus an extension to the model and belies the adage: you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.

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