Sunday, October 30, 2011

Weekly Links: October 30, 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 Abbott Laboratories (ABT) Is Splitting
- The Dividend Guy presented 9 Stocks That Go BOOM With Their Dividend
- The Dividend Pig presented 5 Dividend Champions Trading within 10% of Their 52 Week Lows

The DIV-Net Featured Articles
Articles from D4L-News:

Dividend Stocks for Income?
The furious search for an income stream in this low-rate environment is leading retirees down an uncertain path. For most of this year, advisers have been talking up blue chip dividend-paying stocks as a substitute for CDs, annuities and bonds. Many of their clients have taken the advise, and so far it’s not working out all that well. On the surface, swapping low-yield fixed income products for big-company stock dividends seems like a wise move. Yet stocks and bonds are on opposite ends of the risk spectrum. You have to ask...

Cheap Stocks That Pay Investors
Dividend stocks are a portfolio anchor in turbulent investing times, as 2011 has surely been. These stocks provide steady income returns, many at rates much higher than Treasury bonds, with the added bonuses of capital appreciation potential and the ability to raise their dividend payments over the years. Joel Greenblatt's Magic Formula Investing strategy can be used to target attractive dividend stocks. It simply ranks the entire stock universe by two simple metrics...

Stocks With Solid Dividend Growth
As income investors, we can get caught up in yields almost to a fault. But there is something else you should be studying that could make just as big a difference to your long-term returns: dividend growth. Dividend growth can make even lower-yielding stocks into big income producers over time. Take a look below at the income streams from a stock yielding 7% but not growing dividends, versus a 5% yielder that hikes payments an average of 10% a year in seven years. In just five years, that 5% yield would actually be worth more than the 7% yield. And just two years later, your income stream would grow to be 27% more than the stock yielding 7%. Keep in mind...

Stocks That Are Too Cheap to Sell
The market's been tottering for weeks now, caught between the ongoing euro malaise and lackluster growth and unemployment numbers in the United States. But some of the best companies around are still generating substantial wealth for investors and they're too discounted to let go. It's been long demonstrated that value stocks outperform over time. The career of superinvestor Warren Buffett and other investors from the Graham school should prove as much. Part of Buffett's success is also due to...

Highest-Quality Stocks In The World
If you can separate the individual companies and their performance from the overall economy, there are plenty of good opportunities for long-term investors, regardless of the near-term market fluctuations. But how can you find quality companies? Luckily, Goldman Sachs' equity strategy team, led by David Kostin, has devised a "High Quality Stock Basket" which he recommends his clients buy into. He argues that...

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