Sunday, November 6, 2011

Weekly Links: November 6, 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):

- The Dividend Guy presented What’s Your Investing Horror Story?
- The Dividend Pig presented Microsoft: Potentially Great Addition to Your Dividend Portfolio

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Articles from D4L-News:

You Can Beat the Rich
The protesters occupying Wall Street and locations in many other cities have strong cases to make against the privileged people in power. It's easy to find fault with the rich and wealthy institutions, and in many ways it's reasonable to feel that the deck is stacked against us. But sometimes we individuals can do better than the rich. The folks at Morningstar recently offered evidence of that. In a study commissioned by NAREIT that looked at 20 years of data, Morningstar found that...

Dividend Stocks With Strong Return On Assets
While some investors are ready to pull out there hair due to the antics of the market others are leaning back in their seats with a big smile. That’s because the latter investors have put their capital and faith in firms that are not only paying them dividends to take on market risk but also performing well in a choppy economy by maximizing their asset base. This may sound too simple for some but there is a reason the old adage...

Monthly Paying Dividend Stocks With Attractive Yields
The phrase of the moment is that the dividend trade is becoming ‘too crowded.’ To which I say, “who cares?” This is one time when it does pay to go with the crowd. Other times to follow the crowd are when low P/E stocks are in vogue, or when too many savvy investors start buying after a big decline or a decade of flat or lousy stock returns. The reason these are all smart investing moves is that no matter how many people may fret that they are crowded trades you are buying quality at a discount. By focusing on dividends you are largely looking at the universe of lower P/E and value stocks and ignoring dangerous high-multiple growth stocks, plus...

Abbott: Still A Dividend Growth Stock
Last week Abbott Laboratories (ABT) announced that it plans to separate into two publicly traded companies around the end of 2012. One, retaining the Abbott name, will focus on diversified medical products. The other, “New Pharmaceutical Company,” will focus on research-based drugs. Both companies will be global leaders in their respective industries on the day they begin. As a dividend growth investor with a large position in Abbott, my first reaction was...

The Easiest Way To Make Money In Stocks
I call it the "apple tree" loophole. I think it's one of the best ways I know to make money in the market, especially if you don't want to fuss over your investments every day. But before I tell you what the loophole is, let me first tell you what it's not... It's not illegal. It's not confusing. And it's not a get-rich-quick scheme. When used properly, this loophole can greatly reduce the risk of losing money in any market. But before I go on, I must say that there are a few caveats to how you use it. First, you have to...

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

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