Sunday, June 17, 2012

Weekly Links: June 17, 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.

Articles I enjoyed reading included (in no particular order):

- The Dividend Guy presented The Investing Fee That Makes a $300,000 Difference
- Barel Karsan presented Buffett On Quarterly Fears
- Planned Freedom presented Would you buy Hoover Dam?

The DIV-Net Featured Articles
Articles from D4L-News:

The Appeal of Dinky Dividends
Don’t scoff at stocks with dinky dividend yields of 1% or so. Some of them may hold the key to handsome total returns in coming years. The broad case for dividend-paying stocks rests on surging demand for yield, combined with a tight supply of it. Over the next 20 years, as the baby boomers retire, the percentage of the U.S. population the age of 65 and up will double, according to the Census Bureau. Many investors will look to...

Nothing Succeeds Like Success: Dividends And Growth
Sometimes growth stocks and income-producing stocks are arrayed against each other as some sort of "bubblegum vs. potato chips" argument. In reality, though, investors can usually find a pretty healthy menu of choices among companies that not only return a meaningful dividend to shareholders, but also have growth prospects strong enough to drive future capital appreciation. Although an investor should always hold a diversified portfolio to minimize company-specific risks, a selection of these stocks could offer a bit of the best of both worlds...

Dividend Stocks Attract Inflation-Wary Investors
Investors wary of inflation should be aiming for high-dividend paying equities to offset inflation due to possible rises in stock prices, a global investment house has said. Unlike investments in bonds where inflation ate away at the real value of the fixed coupon payments and the real value of the bond, stocks that paid dividends could offset inflation due to possible rising stock prices, Fidelity Worldwide Investment global chief investment officer Dominic Rossi said. "Inflation can allow many companies with pricing power in the supply of commodities or even manufactured products to...

Buy Dividend Stocks When There's Blood In The Streets
All too often, individual investors sell through the downturns and miss all or a large portion of the eventual market rebound while sitting in cash. The lesson is not to give up on stocks, even when the market appears poised for further pounding. Where there’s pain, there’s gain, and times like these often times present some of the best buying opportunities. We suggest investors focus on...

Dividend Stocks Up Over 30% in 2012
Income investing doesn’t have to involve boring consumer staples and utility stocks. There’s a small list of high-flying dividend investments that offer juicy dividends and have climbed more than 30% year-to-date in 2012. Granted, these tend to be riskier stocks that are smaller in market cap or have big emerging-market influences. But considering the flat stock market and investors’ hunger for high-yield dividend stocks, it may be worth giving these picks a look. Here are five dividend stocks with big yields and big returns...

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

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