Sunday, March 18, 2012

Weekly Links: March 18, 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 Dividend Stock Battle Can Campbell Soup Flood Heinz Ketchup
- Disciplined Approach to Investing presented Unlocking The Risk Associated With Stock Concentrations
- Triaging Investing presented Strategies for Hedging Residential Real Estate
- Dividend Monk presented 3 Dividend Payers Benefiting from the Network Effect

The DIV-Net Featured Articles

Articles from D4L-News:

Dividend Stocks Beat TIPS For Income Investing
As income-seeking investors know all too well, generating meaningful yield nowadays means accepting greater market risk and volatility. Investing for income has become so challenging, it may be creating more widows and orphans than it saves. Buyers nowadays face a Hobson’s Choice that forces them to hold their noses and plunge. Yet one income strategy is capturing the attention of investors and investment advisers alike...

Dividend Stocks: Not Just For Passive Investors
A long time ago, I believed that dividend companies were for the risk-averse and elderly. Agile investors with a healthy appetite for volatility could crush the market only by aligning their fortunes with young companies growing like weeds, with the wind at their back and their best days still ahead. I was wrong. I've moved far away from the days when I saw dividend stocks as exclusively widow and orphan concerns, though I don't count myself as an income investor just yet. A dividend shows management concern for shareholder interests, it forces managers to be more efficient in their capital expenditures, and it hedges against the depreciation of cash assets on the balance sheet. But most importantly, dividend stocks are...

Stocks Growing Their Dividends by 20% Per Year
As part of our process, we focus not just on a stock's current yield, but also on the long-term growth potential of its dividends. We understand that many of our members rely on these dividend payments as a source of income, and well, who doesn't like a raise? 
 But there are other reasons we value dividend growth so highly, and they're well-supported by research. For instance...

Dividend Bargains From a Surprising Place
With poor interest rates making it harder than ever to milk income from investment portfolios, millions of investors have turned to dividend stocks to get the payouts they want. Just like any other asset in high demand, buying pressure on dividend stocks has pushed up prices on most dividend-paying stocks precipitously. But if you're willing to look a little harder, you can still find some bargains out there -- although perhaps not in the places you'd first look for them. To scout out remaining bargains among dividend stocks, I decided to look for...

Is Obama Trying To Kill Dividend Stocks?
If the current dividend taxes that the Bush tax cuts took down to 15% do end up expiring, that will mean major changes for everyone that pays over 15% of income taxes (vast majority of you I would assume?). Now of course, this would only apply to dividends paid out in taxable accounts so some dividends that we own would not see any impacts. But what about everything else? The biggest point for me, especially when dividend taxes are concerned is the fact 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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