Sunday, April 15, 2012

Weekly Links: April 15, 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.

Articles I enjoyed reading included (in no particular order):

- The Dividend Guy presented The Reason Why Governments Put You in the Hole Financially
- Dividend Growth Investor presented Dividend Stocks for Inflation Adjusted Income Stream
- Compounding Returns presented Perpetual: A Wealth Management Solution

Articles from D4L-News:

More Companies Need to Be Like Apple
Research firm Capital Economics wonders whether the sluggish economy could get a boost if more companies followed in Apple’s footsteps and started paying dividends. Plenty of attention has been paid to the billions of dollars piling up on company balance sheets these days. Profits have been strong, yet deal activity is way down and companies aren’t embarking on hiring sprees. Corporations are generally behaving cautiously, sitting on their cash and waiting for confirmation that the economy’s recovery is for real before putting their cash to use. But if more companies started...

Three Great Funds for Dividend Yield
Don't make the mistake of investing on yield alone. Alpine Dynamic Dividend (ADVDX) yields nearly 13%, but its aggressive strategy, which involves using leverage as well as betting on fast-growers and turnaround plays, has led to steep losses at times--exactly what you don't want from a dividend-focused fund. It dropped 49% in 2008 and another 16% in 2011, all while delivering subpar gains in rallies. To guide you to sounder income-oriented choices...

20%+ Dividend Growth Stocks
I recommend retirees consider companies possessing high growth rate dividends. Proper research can provide ideas to ensure retirees have a growing income portfolio to offset the costs of rising everyday living expenses. I will address 4 companies possessing an average dividend growth rate exceeding 20% per annum over the past 10 years. In addition, I will highlight one stock that is benefiting due to the historical low Treasury Bond yields. I firmly believe...

Wrong Approach to Dividend Investing
"Dividends are especially important in these days of low interest rates. The average money fund yields 0.03%, according to iMoneyNet, which tracks the funds. And you'd be lucky to get more than 1% on a one-year CD." That snippet, along with much of the rest of the article, is a good answer to the question: "Why should I buy dividend stocks?" But that's really an odd question for investors to be asking. The more appropriate question is...

‘Sweet Spot’ Dividend Stocks
Morgan Stanley looks at dividend stocks today, noting that those with yields between 3% and 6% tend to outperform, and when those stocks also have big buybacks, the outperformance is even greater, showing average outperformance of 4.6% since 1973. Focusing on stocks with total return on capital (combining dividends with reductions in total shares outstanding) of 7% or more, Morgan Stanley lists the following...

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

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