Sunday, November 27, 2011

Weekly Links: November 27, 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):

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Articles from D4L-News:

Hedge Funds Love These High-Yield Stocks
When investors purchase shares of dividend-yielding stocks, they are given the opportunity to receive the dividends or have them reinvested. Simply purchase a stock and you can watch your portfolio slowly accumulate even more shares over the course of several years. Reinvesting dividends is often considered a good move as it capitalizes off compounded interest, but as with most investment strategies, there's a potential downside to consider. Wondering which high yield dividend stocks have caught Wall Street's attention?...

When Dividend Investing Doesn't Pay Dividends
I recently watched a promotional video that outlined the reasons for owning dividend-paying stocks – tax-efficient income, lower volatility and you get paid to wait for markets to recover. I agreed with all the fund manager’s points, but he failed to mention that investors tend to get sloppy when it comes to income and dividends. The level of analysis and discipline that goes into buying tech or industrial stocks isn’t always evident when higher-yielding stocks (and structured products) are involved. Too many decisions are made for the wrong reasons. Here are a few of them...

Stocks That Recently Announced Double Digit Dividend Growth
Companies with a stable business and solid financials can consider an adequate increase in dividend payments without threatening the operating business and long-term growth perspectives. If you look at dividends, you also have to look at the rate of dividend growth. The dividend growth should represent a big part of the company’s long-term growth. Good running stocks increase their dividends but better running stocks...

Best Dividend Stocks for the Long Haul
Wharton professor Jeremy Siegel came up with the term "corporate El Dorado" while studying the common characteristics of the greatest stocks in S&P 500 history. He found that 97% of the total after-inflation accumulation from stocks came from reinvesting dividends. Dividend-paying stocks act, in Siegel's words, as "bear-market protectors" and "return accelerators." When dividends get reinvested, they purchase more and more shares at lower prices during a bear market. These extra shares act as a bear-market protector. Then, when share prices reverse, the extra shares act as a return accelerator and rocket total returns higher. If you need more proof, consider that...

Gold Stocks With High Dividend Growth
Gold stocks are not a place investors typically look for high dividend yields. No gold stock currently offers new investors even a 3 percent yield. But that could soon change. A number of gold companies have been increasing their dividends at a rapid rate, some of which didn’t even offer a dividend until recently. A rising dividend means that investors who got in early...

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