Sunday, September 18, 2011

Weekly Links: September 18, 2011

Each Sunday I highlight the Carnivals I participated in over the past week, along with any notable articles that I came across. For those readers not familiar with carnivals, it's where personal finance bloggers submit their best articles of the week with one blog serving as the host. The entries are separated into various categories such as Investing, Credit, Debt, Budgeting, Frugality, Wealth Building, Money Management, Financial Planning, Insurance, Taxes, The Economy, Real Estate, et. al. Below are the carnivals that I participated in this week, along with a link to my article:

Articles I enjoyed reading included (in no particular order):

- Dividend Mantra presented Recent Buy
- The Dividend Guy presented Why You Should Not Care About The US Government’s Debt Problems
- The Dividend Pig presented 20 Non-Financial Common Stocks Yielding Over 4%

Articles from D4L-News:

Dividend Investing's Yield Gap
The aim of dividend investing is to provide a reliable stream of steady cash inflows. Investors like Warren Buffett who really take a long-term view on their investments reap the most benefits of dividend investing. Consider Buffett’s investment in The Washington Post (WPO) which now generated a massive yield of 153% on the initial investment. Likewise Buffett’s Coke (KO) investment now yields around 30% on his initial investment. The ideal time to start a dividend portfolio is...

Chase Track Records Of Dividend Stocks
Perhaps because I have time on my side, I get excited when the market sells off like it did a few weeks ago. I know that I’ll be able to buy quality stocks at a lower price. That’s especially interesting to income investors who might be able to pick up an extra half a percentage point or so of yield with no real changes to a company’s ability to generate cash. When stocks decline, one of the first places I look is...

Dividend Stocks Being Unfairly Punished
Yes, the market has taken a pretty heavy beating over the last few days, and that has many investors worried about their portfolios. However, it also means that there are some pretty great companies on sale. I don't know about you, but great companies on sale is something I can appreciate. 3 stocks being unfairly punished are...

Dividend Stocks Keep Investors Happy
Investors are pulling out all the stops to try to get more income from their portfolios. But with interest rates at historically low levels, it's hard to find that precious income just anywhere. Fortunately, there are still some investments that not only provide healthy payouts for investors, but also have the wherewithal to consistently increase those payments. So which dividend stocks are most likely to keep you happy? Personally, I like to see stocks that...

Do Your Homework Before Buying High Dividend Stocks
Advisers warn that investors should not to be so tempted by the allure of fat yields that they overlook two fundamental questions: How safe is the dividend, and does the company have the wherewithal and inclination to increase it in the future? "Looking at pure yield is not going to give them all the information they need," said Tom Huber, who manages T. Rowe Price's $1.9 billion Dividend Growth Fund (PRDGX). Fund managers who specialize in dividend stocks say a better measure of a company's ability to maintain and increase its dividend is its...

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There are some really good articles here, please take time and read a few of them.  

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