Sunday, October 16, 2011

Weekly Links: October 16, 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 Consumer Stocks: Safety In A Volatile Market
- The Dividend Guy presented Would You Invest Everything in a 6% Distribution Portfolio?

The DIV-Net Featured Articles

Articles from D4L-News:

Beat Inflation With Dividends
The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco issued a report predicting stock prices could fall 13 percent in the next decade. That would be some accomplishment. I’m not sure if the researchers who issued the report are aware that they’re predicting the fifth-worst 10-year performance by the market in the last 74 years. The four worst: the 10-year periods ending in the years 1937, 1938, 1939 and 1940 – all time frames that were impacted by the Great Depression. Even the years of the Great Recession, 2008 and 2009, posted single-digit losses for 10-year returns. I don’t think they’re right. But let’s assume their forecast is correct. You’re looking for a conservative place to grow your money and keep ahead of inflation. What should you do now? The answer...

Dividend Stocks for a Global Megatrend
fundamentally change how we live. These trends often last decades and are usually the result of changing demographics or new technologies. Megatrends frequently present ground-floor opportunities for investors. Recognizing and investing in companies that benefit from a megatrend is one of the surest ways to lock in long-term returns. But there is an even bigger megatrend that is rarely discussed and has global repercussions. I'm referring to...

The Shocking Truth About Dividend Stocks
Dividend paying stocks are typically associated with mature, slow growth companies that have no better use for cash than to just pay it out to shareholders. These stocks are for old people who need income and can't handle volatility. However, since the beginning of 2000, dividend payers have been absolutely killing it. During the period, the S&P 500 is down 21%. If you had reinvested the S&P 500 dividends, your total return would've been -2%. If you had invested in the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats—large-cap stocks that have increased dividends annually for the last 25 years—then you would be up...

Dividends For A Steady Payday
While providing market commentary for CBS Los Angeles Radio affiliates KFWB and KNX, show host Bob McCormick asked me why anyone would ever buy stocks. The last 10 years have presented significant risks, and for many investors, very little if any return, so why should anyone even bother with the stock market. Here’s my answer, based on investor behavior patterns over the past 80 years...

Dividend Stocks Will Boost Your Portfolio
Markets have been nothing if not turbulent since mid-summer. The S&P 500 is down almost 14% since the start of May, and with debt problems in Europe, there's no telling how long it'll be until we get back to where we were then. But savvy investors who use dividends to buoy their portfolios have slept well despite the turbulence. If anyone had a doubt about the power of dividends, they need only read...

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

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