Sunday, February 26, 2012

Weekly Links: February 26, 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 Do You Know Why You Should Have a RRSP US Account? The Answer is Shocking!
- Triaging Investing presented Stock Analysis Guide E-Book
- Dividend Monk presented 5 Dividend Growth Businesses with High Switching Costs
- The Passive Income Earner presented 3 Tips For The RRSP Procrastinator

The DIV-Net Featured Articles

Articles from D4L-News:

To Dividend or Not to Dividend
To dividend or not to dividend, that is the question? In 2011, most of what we have been saying about dividend stocks for the last 15 years came into full view for everyone to see. In a weak stock market, the cash payments distributed by dividend-paying companies were more highly valued than betting on the come with the non-dividend payers. During most of the year, the...

Are Dividend Stocks An Alternative To Bonds, CDs or Savings Accounts
With interest rates continuing to hover at historically low levels, investors looking for income are understandably frustrated. Perhaps it should come as no surprise, then, that more people are recommending dividend stocks as an alternative to bonds, CDs, or even savings accounts. As such articles sometimes (but not always) point out...

A Popping Dividend Bubble Is Great News
Last week, our award-winning columnist Morgan Housel penned a piece exploring the possibility of a dividend bubble. "Just as investors ran blindly into subprime bonds five years ago in search of yield, they're running blindly, carelessly into dividend stocks today," says Housel. I don't disagree with him on that. In the aftermath of the recession and in such a low-interest-rate environment, dividend stocks have been all the rage. But Housel's conclusion is this...

Dividend Stocks Fill Income Need
CDs and money market funds are OK for parking cash, but certainly not for earning income. One-year CDs averaged yield of 0.68% going into Monday, according to And the average taxable money fund's seven-day yield was 0.03% as of Feb. 7, according to Money Fund Report. To cope, money professionals are telling investors to...

Newest Threat to Dividend Stocks
Dividend stocks have never been more popular. With interest rates on most competing investments at rock-bottom levels, dividend yields remain attractively high -- almost unimaginably high in many cases. Regardless of whether it's a smart move from a risk perspective, investing in dividend-paying stocks is probably the only thing giving many investors the income they need from their hard-earned nest eggs. That could all change, though. With the new...

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

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