Sunday, May 20, 2012

Weekly Links: May 20, 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 What I Would Do With $10,000
- Dividend Mantra presented Early Retirement Isn't For Everyone
- Dividend Monk presented Five of the Strongest Companies Raising Dividends

Articles from D4L-News:

The Safest and Best Yielding Dividend Stocks
Stocks with low beta ratios are less volatile than the market. If they pay a good yield, could there a better investment? I made a screen of the best yielding large capitalized stocks (over USD10 billion) with a beta ratio of less than 0.5. The ratio summarizes all stocks with a share price performance that represents not more than the half performance of the market. Exactly 45 companies fulfilled these criteria but only 18 have a yield of more than 4%. Here are my favorite stocks...

Dividend Stocks For All Market Cycles
Fund manager and advisor Dan Genter looks for stocks with high dividends to help investors get through various market conditions. He tells about some of his favorites, and discusses his take on earnings season. The philosophy itself is to...

Dividend Stocks You Can't Ignore
2011, a year when the broad market effectively closed flat on the year. That means that dividend companies could have meant the difference between making gains last year or ending things in the red. That's a pretty strong reason not to ignore dividend payers right now. The study I mentioned isn't the first time we've seen evidence that dividends go hand in hand with higher capital gains. In fact, that's been the case historically: Over the last 36 years, dividend stocks have...

The Best Investment That One Can Make TODAY
I was talking with a friend the other day and he asked me a very interesting question: what is the best investment that I can make TODAY? I’m not going to explain the whole context around this discussion but I wanted to mention these thoughts on this blog. Let’s say you have a specific amount (for this article, let’s put it at $10,000) that you can use to make more money. You don’t need this money for a while and are looking for the best investment possible. What would you do...

Attractive 12% Plus Yielding Dividend Stocks
Investors can obtain 15% yields via mortgage real estate investment trusts (mREITs). The key is to focus on the management, review past performances, and identify which mREITs are likely to outperform the sector. I recommend focusing upon book value per share. Secondly, I have an extreme bias to...

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

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