Sunday, March 11, 2012

Weekly Links: March 11, 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 13 Biggest Losers That Could Make You The Biggest Winner
- Dividend Growth Investor presented When can you retire on dividends?
- Dividend Monk presented Brookfield Infrastructure: Still a Uniquely Interesting Investment

The DIV-Net Featured Articles

Articles from D4L-News:

Dividend Stocks Most Gurus Own
Hedge fund and mutual fund managers have finished submitting their fourth quarter filings, and GuruFocus has compiled which dividend stocks the most gurus are finding attractive. The top five stocks the most gurus own are...

Dangers Of Dividend Stocks
The current low-interest-rate environment has caused many investors to search for sources of incremental yield. Two of the more popular approaches involve dividends: stocks with high dividends (or higher yields than available from safe fixed income investments) and stocks with fast-growing dividends. We will examine two of these alternatives to see if they're good choices...

Dividend Stocks To Retire With
A cornerstone of any investment portfolio is low-volatility stocks, that is, those that don't react sharply to market swings and, as a result, have more reliable returns over time. Those types of investments have proven to lose less in down markets or periods of faster inflation, helped by dividends. "Over the past 50 years, the least-volatile stocks have performed about as well as the market, but with far less risk," Morningstar analyst Samuel Lee writes. But investors should be cautioned that these stocks...

Growth or Dividend Stocks: Which Should You Choose?
Dividend paying stocks, on the other hand, are usually associated with companies that have attained a certain size of operations and do not need large capital investments for further growth. These tend to have high cash flows, which they choose to return to shareholders in the form of dividends instead of ploughing back into the business. Such companies...

Covered Calls - Enhancing Returns Or Kidding Yourself?
Most income investors are familiar with the strategy of selling calls on stock owned, for additional income. If the call expires worthless, the realized call sale income adds to the dividend income, assuming the stock is a dividend-paying stock, boosting the overall return. If the option is assigned, and the stock must be delivered to the option buyer, the call seller is "covered", by virtue of already owning the shares that must be supplied. The only downside is that the call seller will forgo any gains in excess of the call's strike price. In conclusion, I do believe that...

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

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