Sunday, November 20, 2011

Weekly Links: November 20, 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
- Disciplined Approach to Investing presented Could The Debt Crisis Come To The U.S.?

Articles from D4L-News:

Telecom's Most Generous Dividend Stock
Income-hungry investors are being starved by low yields on Treasuries. Luckily, the strong returns offered by high-yielding telecom stocks can be a safe alternative. Telecoms generate stable earnings; however, investors should avoid overpaying in pursuit of high yields. That's because a yield that looks stable can quickly deteriorate. Aside from its 12.4% dividend...

Dividends That Will Double Your Money In 5 Years
A portfolio with an equal weighting in the 5 stocks below will yield about 13%. If you invest in stocks with an average yield of 13%, your portfolio will double in value in just over five years. If you adjust the portfolio to hold more of the higher dividend stocks, you can increase the yield and shorten the time to double your portfolio. Here is a portfolio of top-yielding stocks that could double your money in just over 5 years...

Fast-Growing Utilities with a Dividend Yield Above 3%
Here is a current sheet of stocks from the utility sector with a dividend yield of more than 3% as well as a sales growth for the past five years of more than 10%. Twelve companies fulfilled these criteria, of which three are high yields. Here are the three top dividend stocks...

Buffett Builds Up Stock Positions
Investing magnate and Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett used his cash reserves in a big way over the third quarter, investing $23.9 billion, the biggest move for his company in at least 15 years. Could this signal an oversold market? Berkshire's investments were filed on November 4; among the big moves were...

Dividend Stocks to Buy in November
My dream investment is a high-yield stock with a fast-growing dividend. But such combinations are rare. This is because most companies that pay a fat dividend have matured out of their high-growth phase and compensate investors for slower growth by distributing more of their cash as dividends. If you look hard, however, you can still find a few rare gems that offer generous yields and rising dividends. Here are three high-yielders...

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

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