Sunday, March 4, 2012

Weekly Links: March 4, 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 Freedom Fund Update - March 2012
- The Div Guy presented 5 Dividend Stocks
- Dividend Money presented Rules of Stock Trading from Jesse Livermore

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Articles from D4L-News:

8 Dividend Stocks To Consider While Waiting on Apple to Pay Its First Dividend
While the yields of the usual high dividend payers have been driven down by income investors, there are many stocks still offering dividend yields greater than 12%. These stocks tend to be overlooked by most investors. You can find these stocks in an overlooked place called...

Fastest Growing Industrial Stocks with Best Yields
Recently, I screened several sectors by the best-yielding stocks with highest growth. Links to the research results can be found below. The only sector we lack is the industrial goods sector, a part of the financial market with a total market capitalization of USD56.9 trillion, served by 350 companies. Here is a final sheet of the best-yielding industrial stocks with highest expected earnings per share growth for the next five years (at least 10 percent). In total, there are 198 companies with such an impressive growth but only nine of them have a dividend yield of more than 3 percent. Here are my favorite stock...

High-Dividend Stocks For Investment Relief
Euro-zone finance ministers are continuing to insist that politicians in Greece provide them further commitments especially with regard to debt servicing. Meanwhile, recent economic data from the United States was mixed and Federal Reserve meeting minutes showed that some members consider another round of quantitative easing may be needed to support the economy. In China, foreign direct investment last month fell 0.3 percent year-on-year, the third consecutive drop in the past three months. One wonders whether investors would be more risk-averse and worried about...

Investing In High Dividend Stocks The Smart Way
The recent performance of the market would have been worse had it not been for the old, boring dividend paying companies. Dividend paying companies produced all of last year’s 2.1% return and made positive economic contributions for all of the 2000s. This, I am sure, came as a shock to Baby Boomers who were accustomed to stock dividends, in the 1990s, paying 2.8% versus rallying stock prices of 15.3%. It should come as no surprise to see...

A Very Bad Idea: Taxes on Dividends
If Obama's plan comes to pass, it would mean taxes would rise by 2.5 times their current level. (From about 20% for Indiana residents to nearly 50%). I also disagree with a recent Wall Street Journal article entitled "Obama's Dividend Assault," suggesting that the entire stock market would come under pressure if the tax hikes were to be enacted. That just will not happen. You only have to go back and look at what happened prior to and after President George W. Bush pushed through the dividend tax cuts of 2003. Dividend-paying stocks acted no differently from non-dividend payers immediately prior to or after the cuts. The reason for this is...

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

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