Sunday, February 12, 2012

Weekly Links: February 12, 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 Dividend Guy presented 18 Stock Picks for 2012 Using My Crystal Ball
- Planned Freedom presented Gold, bonds or stocks?

The DIV-Net Featured Articles
Articles from D4L-News:

Low interest rates may be good for dividend stocks
With near-zero interest rates likely to persist for two more years, some investors are bullish on gold and high-yielding stocks, while shares of some solid companies out of favor with the market are still relatively cheap, Barron's reported Sunday. In the third installment covering the magazine's 2012 investors roundtable, T. Rowe Price Chairman and investment chief Brian Rogers said he seeks companies that have performed well but are ignored, including...

The Best Dividend Stocks for 2012
2012′s rally has so far been very impressive, but a lot of investors are nervous it is running out of steam. If so, 2012 might see investors playing the same strategy so popular in 2011: Dividend stocks. Indeed, dividend income was a popular choice in 2011, and the heavy demand for it sent stock prices up for more of the higher-yield companies. So we were wondering what companies might shape up to be the best dividend stock picks for 2012. For ideas, we took a look at...

Stocks With A 10%+ Yield And A 'Buy' Rating
I researched the capital market by stocks with a market capitalization of more than USD2 billion, a dividend yield of more than 10 percent as well as a "buy" or better recommendation. Ten stocks fulfilled my criteria, of which two have a "strong buy" rating. Stocks with very high yields are very interesting because in the cause of a double digit yield, your investment amounts paid off in less than 10 years. Take care that your stocks is healthy enough to pay dividends in the same amount all the time. Here are my favorite stocks...

The 40 Best Dividend Stocks
In this worrisome global macro backdrop, many are pointing to dividend paying stocks as a way to generate income while waiting for capital gains. Societe Generale is out with its report of the top 40 dividend payers across the globe. The latest list includes...

Dividend Rich, Deal Ready Utility Stocks
U.S. utility stocks were a safe way to escape a worsening economy last year with many utility sector funds. The sector was boosted by its stable revenues and high dividends, which attracted safety-minded investors as the yield on U.S. Treasury bonds plunged. In 2011, mega-mergers also led a continued utilities recovery from a 2009 lows as companies looked at consolidation as a way to wrench out cost synergies and lower pressure on operating margins. While $10 billion deals may not be as common in 2012, Fitch Ratings expects continued utilities M&A and gives 10 companies to watch...

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

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