Sunday, May 6, 2012

Weekly Links: May 6, 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 Using Dividend ETF’s In A Dividend Portfolio
- Dividend Monk presented Consolidated Edison Appears Overvalued

The DIV-Net Featured Articles

Articles from D4L-News:

Are Dividend Stocks Too Expensive?
ividend-paying shares have been a hot sell for quite a while. So hot, in fact, that at least one analyst is wondering whether the “dividend trade” has gone too far, too fast. Investors often barrel into dividend-paying stocks when times are rough and volatility is high. The second half of 2011 was a great example. Europe’s debt crisis and global economic worries rocked financial markets. Yet many have touted dividend-paying shares, especially since these stocks tend to...

Dividend Stocks to Buy
Quality Dividend stocks are the only way to play this market. Mastery expects the Talking Heads to zero in on dividend stocks in the coming days as we try to decipher earnings seasons and deal with the EU debt issues. We recommend reviewing these house hold name stocks that big money will be considering as their clients look for safety. Cash in on a dividend and a company with an established business model. Fitting the bill would are...

Dividend Investing In a Bull Market
What makes a dividend stock tick? A high payout, or consistency? If you picked consistency, congratulations. You are likely to make yourself quite rich using a dividend strategy. No matter how blue your blue chip, it can go bankrupt. Dividends can be cut. You might lose everything. So what can you do about that? Given the bond market’s continuing, powerful rally, one might conclude that the reasonable course is to suck it up and buy bonds. But there is a way to balance your relative risk, by closely considering your dividend stock selections. Here are two important questions to yourself when looking at potential dividend picks...

Great Dividends You Can Buy Right Now
Today, and one day each week for the rest of the year, we're going to look at one dividend-paying company that you can put in your portfolio for the long term without too much concern. This isn't to say these stocks don't share the same macro risks that other companies have, but they are a step above your common grade of dividend stock. Here is last week's selection...

10% Dividend Stocks With Strong Earnings Growth
Stocks with very high yields are interesting because of the high quarter cash payments you could receive but they are also very dangerous and should be treated with a special attention. In order to find some great opportunities, I screened all 10%-yielding stocks with an earnings per share growth of more than 10% yearly for the upcoming five years. Fifteen stocks remained of which ten are currently recommended to buy. Here are my favorite stocks...

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

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