Sunday, September 25, 2011

Weekly Links: September 25, 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 Why A Low Payout Ratio Is Important
- The Dividend Guy presented 6 Steps to Buy a 7% Dividend Paying Stock With Low Risk
- Compounding Returns presented The 15 Year Millionaire Plan: Year 15

The DIV-Net Featured Articles

    Articles from D4L-News:

    High Dividend Stocks With Sustainable Payments
    Defensive investors like high dividend yielding stocks and consider them as viable options in especially inflationary environments. We expect high dividend stocks to outperform the 10-year Treasuries over the next 10 years. In addition, defensive investors may also seek...

    The Power Of Compounding Dividend Payments
    A lousy end to summer for world stocks has left fat dividend yields easier to find. The MCSI All Country World Index lost 13% during the third quarter through Tuesday and carries a 3% dividend yield, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAC: 7.05, 0.07, 1.00%). Its euro-zone component, which tumbled 22%, now pays 5.5%. Even in the U.S., where yields are much stingier, one-quarter of S&P 500 members now pay more than 3%. For long-term investors, that might be reason enough to...

    Dividend Plays to Make in September
    Buffett — via Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A) — just plunked down $5 billion for a stake in Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), which immediately forced investors to start looking at the industry. I have respect for Buffett, but you shouldn’t follow in his footsteps on this one. Buffett got a special preferred-stock deal on Bank of America that other investors can’t get, so you’d be taking a huge risk that Buffett is not. What I would recommend you do is...

    Hot Dividend Stocks For A Cold Market
    The case for dividends is strong. What do investors want most but can’t get easily? Yield and income. “Ignore dividends at your peril,” said John Buckingham, editor of The Prudent Speculator newsletter. “Over time, dividend-paying stocks have tended to be a little less volatile than non-dividend payers.” But not just any dividend stocks. Steer clear of stocks that have...

    Buy-Rated Dividend Stocks
    In today's low interest rate environment, long-term investors may wish to consider dividend stocks as an alternative to fixed income investments. At 2.13%, the dividend yield of the S&P 500 index generates more income than a 10-year Treasury note, but is still scant by absolute standards. Income investors might find better opportunity in...

    More Dividend News

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

    (Photo: Sachin Ghodke)