Sunday, April 22, 2012

Weekly Links: April 22, 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 Yield Should Not Matter For Dividend Investors
- Dividend Monk presented Canadian National Railway: $65/Share is Fair Value
- Barel Karsan presented Is It Risky or Uncertain?

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Articles from D4L-News:

Google Investors Looking For Dividend As Cash Piles Up
Google Inc. (GOOG) shareholders are urging the Web-search giant to take a page from Apple Inc. and return part of its $44.6 billion in cash to investors. Google has more cash as a percentage of market value than five of its largest peers, including Apple, which reinstated a dividend and unveiled a $10 billion stock buyback last month. Google Chief Executive Officer Larry Page, when asked last week about what the company might do after his competitor’s dividend announcement, said...

A Look Ahead for Income Investors
here is already a lot of consternation about reading the future of dividend tax rates. Whether this is something that investors need to address now to make an adroit move on already or whether it's going to be a phantom, an investing head fake and feint which can take investors out of position, is up in the air. Even if the market's reaction if the dividend tax hike goes through would be to make some of the dividend stocks less attractive, there's no evidence that...

4 Dividend Stalwarts
The yield on 10-year U.S. Treasuries rose from 1.87% at the end of last year to a high of 2.4% last month; it is currently around 2.2%. Does the prospect of higher interest rates make dividend-paying stocks less attractive? No. Here are four U.S. blue chips worth a look because they have solid yields, strong histories of raising dividends and promising outlooks...

Buy Global Stocks Locally
Investors in search of better dividend yields than they can get in Canada or the United States now have a new hunting ground: emerging markets. Countries such as Brazil and China have traditionally been regarded as risky frontiers, best left to investors who are prepared to endure stomach-wrenching ups and downs in search of potential growth stars. The easiest way to buy emerging-market dividend stocks is...

Ways To Avoid The Dividend Tax Hike
As it stands currently, the tax rate on dividends that companies pay to shareholders will rise significantly at the start of 2013. The current tax rate on the vast majority of dividends (those that fit the definition of a qualified dividend) will jump from 15% to ordinary tax income rates. To add insult to injury, personal tax rates are also set to increase and that means the dividend tax rate will rise to roughly 43.4% at the highest rate, which breaks down to a 39.6% income tax rate and impending 3.8% tax on investment income that stems from new healthcare regulations. With this potential rise, here are three ways to try and offset the coming tax bite...

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

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