Sunday, March 25, 2012

Weekly Links: March 25, 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):

- Dividend Mantra presented Were You Worth More As A Baby?
- The Dividend Guy presented What You Need To Know About ETF Investing
- Disciplined Approach to Investing presented The Disconnect Between The Economic Data And Sentiment
- Dividend Monk presented Intel Analysis: Where are their Growth Opportunities?

The DIV-Net Featured Articles

Articles from D4L-News:

The Best In High-Dividend Stocks
Let’s call it the six-per-cent solution. For investors seeking steady returns in a low-interest-rate world, locking in a stock yield of six per cent or more can seem pretty sweet. It’s several times what a typical bank GIC (Guaranteed Investment Certificate) pays, and nearly three times the yield on 10-year U.S. Treasury bonds. Bottom line: if you buy a stock for yield, you’d better be sure you can stomach a bit of volatility. Another key consideration: before you buy a stock for yield, you’d better make sure...

Dividend Stocks And Taxes
I recently shared an important piece of news with readers of my High-Yield Investing newsletter that I think every dividend investor should know about. Last month, President Barack Obama tabled his $3.8 trillion budget for the 2013 fiscal year starting this October 1. The budget proposes $1.7 trillion in new revenue over the next 10 years, in part by ending Bush-era tax cuts for "wealthy" individuals making more than $200,000 in income and households earning more than $250,000 a year. What is new, however, is that for the first time Obama is proposing a dividend tax rate of up to...

More Gains Ahead For Dividend Stocks
Dividend investing has momentum and room to grow — possibly even faster than earnings this year — despite low payout ratios as companies hoard cash, Chris Leavy, BlackRock CIO, told CNBC Thursday. Leavy, who advises on BlackRock’s $275 billion in actively managed equities, attributes his optimism to three things...

Dividend Stocks You Need to Watch
We’re always talking about dividends as a solid hedge to the market’s ups and downs, and we can never get enough names into the mix for possible portfolio inclusion. A half-dozen names to look for in the future may not be the end-all for your portfolio, but they are a good place to start. So put these six on your “watch list...

Five Reasons To Love Dividend Growth Stocks
Regular readers of this column know that I’m a big fan of dividend growth investing. Having invested in dividend stocks for more than a decade, I can tell you I’m very pleased with the results. For my next two columns, I’m going to step back from the company and fund analysis that usually appears in this space and talk more generally about dividend investing. Today, I’ll explain why, in my opinion, it’s an appropriate strategy for many do-it-yourself investors. Here are five reasons to love dividend growth investing...

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

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