Sunday, December 18, 2011

Weekly Links: December 18, 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
- The Market Capitalist presented All Eyes On Verde Potash
- The Dividend Guy presented How to Build a Leveraged Dividend Portfolio

Articles from D4L-News:

Dividend Stocks to Ride the Rally
If you are doubting the recent rebound in stocks, you’re not alone. It’s hard to imagine everything is smooth sailing from here on out — even if the unemployment rate does start with an 8 and even if headlines seem to be optimistic about the euro zone. There still are serious macroeconomic problems that will take time to resolve, and the recovery (if this can be called one) is very fragile indeed. But if you’re tired of sitting on the sidelines and missing out on the profits, a good compromise is to...

Dividend Super-Stocks
From the market meltdown back in 2008 and early 2009, we know all too well how easy it is for seemingly solid dividend payers to have to reverse course and reduce or eliminate their payouts due to financial difficulties. So if merely sustaining a dividend payout over the decades is hard, think how much harder it is to consistently increase those dividends year in and year out. Through good times and bad, finding more money every year to pay investors is something that few companies have managed to achieve, even among the largest, most successful stocks in the entire market. But a handful of companies have managed to put together impressive track records. Those that are...

All Dividend Stocks Are Not Created Equal
You have to be careful with dividend-paying stocks. Sometimes the yield is so high that one wonders if the dividend is sustainable. Other times, the dividend might look just fine, but if it’s a relatively new payout, then it might not be sustainable either. That’s why you always want to check to see if your stock of choice has not only been steadily paying dividends, but that the company has been increasing it over the years. If the company is, it means...

Dividend Stocks For Retirement Income
Dividend income is a necessary cash flow for retirees. Many baby boomers are entering the retirement years, and need a high-quality source of income. A traditional source of income, Treasury bonds, does not pay a sufficient interest rate to support monthly living expenses. Inflation is rising at a faster rate than Social Security income. In this article I will provide 7 stock ideas which provide reliable dividends. Many roads lead to a successful retirement income. Investors need to...

Stocks for Dividend Lovers
McLean & Partners, which manages portfolios for high-net-worth individuals, focuses on global companies with a market capitalization of at least $1 billion and a track record of increasing dividends. It invests in nondividend stocks, too, but dividend growers account for about 70% of the equity component of the portfolios it manages. "We prefer companies that can...

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

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