Sunday, January 8, 2012

Weekly Links: January 8, 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 Passive Income Earner presented 2011 Year End Blog in Review
- The Dividend Guy presented Here are the 29 Best Dividend Stocks for 2012 – With a Complete Analysis!

- The Dividend Pig presented Northrop Grumman Dividend Stock Analysis

The DIV-Net Featured Articles

Articles from D4L-News:

Promising Dividend Stocks in Oil and Gas
So where does an investor stand who wants to invest in oil without taking too many risks? The answer lies in dividend stocks. A steady stream of income is a time-tested way of getting the better of volatility in the markets and uncertainty in returns. Here are four dividend stocks...

Waste Management Had A Tough 2011
For investors, 2011 was not a stellar year to own Waste Management (NYSE: WM ) . On the bright side, the company has returned more cash to shareholders through dividends and share buybacks than it had at this point in 2010. However, the stock has lagged the none-too-impressive performance of the S&P 500. The bottom line is...

Super-Cheap Stocks with Fastest Dividend Growth
Sometimes it's all about dividends and dividend growth. The higher the growth rate, the better the valuation of the stock. Not often enough, what matters is the possibility to beat the expectations of the market. That’s a fact we cannot deliver here because we are not clairvoyants. The good thing about stocks with dividend growth is...

Apple Rumored To Be Issuing "Significant" Dividend In 2012
According to money manager Howard Ward of Gamco Investors, Apple will probably issue a “significant” dividend next year. The company has $81.6 billion in cash and investments. “We’re going to see a dividend announced for Apple at some point in the first half of 2012,” Ward said in an interview with Street Smart (Bloomberg Television). “That could easily be a 3% dividend-yielding stock or even...

Bill Gates' Top Dividend Stocks
Bill Gates is chairman of Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions. He discovered his interest in software when he was a child and started programming computers with only 13 years old. Then he went to Harvard University where he developed a version of the programming language BASIC for the first microcomputer, the MITS Altair. Bill Gates is considered one of the smartest businessmen in the world. Here are some of his top picks...

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

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