Sunday, May 27, 2012

Weekly Links: May 27, 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 Monk presented 5 Reliable Dividend Payers Boosting Payouts
- The Dividend Guy presented How Dividend Aristocrats Have Done Over The Past 5 Years?
- Sigma Swan presented Disney Gets Revenge

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Articles from D4L-News:

Simon Property Up 72% In Two Years
Simon Property Group (SPG) continues to deliver better-than-expected results on solid rent growth and improving occupancy rates. Management recently raised its guidance for 2012, prompting analysts to revise their estimates higher. Simon Property Group is the largest real estate company in the world. It owns or has an interest in 337 retail real estate properties in North America and Asia comprising 244 million square feet. The REIT is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana and has a market cap of $47 billion. Given Simon Property Group’s strong first quarter results and management’s outlook for the remainder of 2012...

The Risk of Chasing High Dividend Yields
What’s the easiest way to find a stock with a 10% dividend yield? Find a stock yielding 5% and watch its price get cut in half. I say this mostly in jest, but this is precisely what happened to investors in RadioShack (RSH), the iconic electronics and gadgets chain still found in most American shopping malls. At time of writing, RadioShack yields 9.8%, and this is after the company already slashed its dividend. This brings me to the point of this article: an investor should never...

How To Increase Retirement Income
Traditional investments for retirement accounts have emphasized investment grade bonds with a high degree of safety. But low interest rates from the Federal Reserve have forced investment thinking to change for retirement accounts. Treasury rates are at or near record lows, not far above zero. Investment grade bond yields are 2-5%. Today, IBM (IBM) announced that it expects to borrow $1.5 billion worth of 3 year bonds, costing about 0.85% annually and 7 year debt at an annual cost of 1.9%. In addition, when bonds mature, principal is reinvested in new bonds, which could have even lower yields. IBM will use some of the proceeds to pay off debts with higher costs. A better way to increase income in retirement accounts is...

Dividend Stocks That Are Rising In This Market
When stocks go south, it's useful to see what's going north. An investor can get an idea of what's working under tough circumstances and perhaps get a few names worth further research. IBD did a screen of S&P 100 stocks that rose since the May 2 close. The general market came under pressure May 3 and shifted to correction the day after. The S&P 100 index is comprised of established companies, often large caps. This isn't a bad place to look for dividend stocks. Only seven stocks in the S&P 100 have gained ground during the market decline. Five pay dividends...

Morgan Stanley's Favorite Dividend Stocks
Morgan Stanley's equity strategy team led by Adam Parker just published their list of their five favorite sustainable dividend yield stocks based on their "quantamental" model. This model blends both quantitative and fundamental analysis. Parker's team screened 1,500 U.S. stocks to come up with this list. Here they are...

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

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