Sunday, May 13, 2012

Weekly Links: May 13, 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 AFL Aflac Dividend Stock Analysis
- Disciplined Approach to Investing presented Dividend Payers Outperform In April
- EPIC INVESTOR presented Berkshire Hathaway's Shareholders Meeting

The DIV-Net Featured Articles

Articles from D4L-News:

Winning Gold Dividend Stocks
Over the last several years, the large gold mining companies have produced revenue gains on the back of higher gold prices and not much in the way of mining more ounces of gold. If the price of gold keeps going up, that approach works. However, if the price of gold stabilizes for a while - several years - investors might be more interested in mining companies which can increase revenues and profits without the assistance of higher gold prices. Here are five gold mining companies with strong prospects...

Dividend Stocks Becoming Increasingly Popular
With the low interest rates provided by the banks, investors have been turning to dividend-paying stocks as a source of investment income. Dividend investing has become increasingly popular among investors, and the resulting demand is driving up stock prices. In 2011, dividend stocks crushed the 2.1% gain for the S&P 500 Index, gaining an average of 8.3%. Howard Silverblatt, S&P's senior index analyst, recently stated that...

Big-Yield Dividend Stocks Under $10
Sometimes investors feel like they have to choose between low-priced stocks and high dividend payers that can often be costly on a per-share basis. Sure, Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) announced a 2-for-1 split to bring its share price down from almost $80 to under $40 — but not all dividend payers are willing to execute a similar move. And to many investors who have small portfolios and don’t like to buy a handful of shares, even $40 might be a bit pricey. Thankfully, there are a handful of big dividend payers under $10 a share — if you know where to look for them. These companies are...

Dividend ETFs Under The Microscope
This is the second in a series of articles that looks under the hoods of ETFs with "dividend" in their names. This article covers three ETFs whose names (or the names of their underlying indexes) imply "high yield." The ultimate goal is to discover if there is a dividend ETF that closely replicates the strategies, processes, and/or results of the many dividend growth investors who frequently write and comment here at Seeking Alpha. After examining 5 dividend ETFs in two articles, a few individual stocks are starting to emerge as common top-ten holdings...

Dividend Stocks Capitalizing On Natural Gas
Domestic natural gas production has been booming for years now, but equities investors still haven’t gotten the hang of making money on it. The drilling bets backfired, and other sectors touted as gas-rush beneficiaries offered up an awful lot of losers among the winners. The drilling boom, as so many investors already discovered, is not a play that works with simplistic sector analysis. There’s been plenty of money lost already with investments in companies that were supposed to gain on the trend but didn’t. But ignore the generalizations and sift through those sectors carefully, and something interesting emerges...

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

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