Sunday, January 1, 2012

Weekly Links: January 1, 2012

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 DIV-Net Featured Articles
Articles From DIV-Net Members
Articles from D4L-News:

Dividend Stocks For Conservative Investors
Dividend stocks can make or break an investor’s monthly income stream. Investors have to be attentive to buying the right stock at the right price. My dividend investment philosophy is to pick the best dividend stocks and ensure the price per share is appropriate. Dividend investors must focus upon...

Forget High Yield CDs, Think Dividend Stocks
Why settle for a 1% or 2% return for a bank holding your money for a year or more when you can get a better return from a decent dividend stock? The best a high yield CD can pay you is 1% a year. Mastery would rather invest in 6% to 13% high yield dividend stocks. The term 'high yield cd' means nothing in 2011 - 2012, you have to turn to...

Congress’ Favorite Dividend Stock
It’s the most popular high-yielding stock owned by members of Congress. And they might be on to something. Right now this stock yields 5.9%… and it’s one of the most stable dividend-payers in the United States. At last count, 57 members of Congress — 20 Democrats and 37 Republicans — owned shares of this company. Meanwhile, according to a Barron’s story, members of Congress outperform your typical investor by an extra 6.8 percentage points each year. We’re not suggesting Congress has inside information on...

Top Five Biggest Yields on Wall Street
solid dividend is enough to make almost any stock at least appealing. Return on investment that’s independent of fluctuations in share price can help to ease an investor through trying times while buoying gains during the good. And, of course, the bigger the dividend yield the better, right? Well, while the bigger the yield the better the chance that the company offering it may have to alter its policy at some point, it’s still wonderful to dream. So, without further ado, here are the five biggest dividend yields...

All Dividend Stocks Are Not Equal
In the tough year 2011 has been for investors, one segment of the stock market has started to garner a lot of attention. Larger companies which pay dividends have been endorsed by many recently as the key to your investment future. There is some sound basis for this conclusion, a basis we have used for many years, not just due to recent popularity. When reviewing potential candidates for your portfolio it’s easy to be attracted to those companies which sport the highest yields, which are often 5 percent or more. However, we have found two types of companies tend to reside in this group. The first are...

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