Sunday, June 24, 2012

Weekly Links: June 24, 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):

- Planned Freedom presented If you are aiming high…
- Dividend Monk presented Two Investing Mistakes to Avoid, and Four Dividend Stocks to Look Into
- Disciplined Approach to Investing presented Investor Equity Fatigue

Articles from D4L-News:

Dividend Stocks That Could Double Payouts In 5 Years
While all S&P500 Dividend Aristocrats Index constituents increase their dividends every year, some companies make larger payout hikes than others. Here are three dividend aristocrats that have bolstered their dividends at fast rates...

Best Buffett Dividend Stocks
Warren Buffett, through his Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A, BRK.B) investment company, has crafted one of the most closely watched investing strategies on all of Wall Street. That means each quarterly filing from Berkshire Hathaway is a very big deal. It gives individuals a chance to see what Buffett is buying, and compare the moves to their own portfolios. For dividend investors wondering what Buffett thinks of income investments...

Stocks To Keep the Bear Market at Bay
There are always a few defensive-stock stalwarts to hide in so as not to miss out on an unexpected market rebound, as so frequently happens after a market selloff. In light of that, a Morningstar analyst identified about a dozen of the ratings firm's highest-ranked mutual funds that have consistently beaten their peers during previous downturns. I then cherry-picked those...

Most Profitable Dividend Contenders
I screened the 168 Dividend Contenders by the highest return on investment (ROI). Dividend Contenders are normally of higher profitability. 58 companies have a ROI over 10 percent. I observed only the highest figures. Thirteen companies have currently the highest ROI of more than 25 percent. Here are my favorite stocks...

Keys to Finding Good Dividend Stocks
In my portfolio I try to mix in a few high yielders (+7% yield) that also have a good chance for stock price appreciation. Given the low yield world in which we currently live in, high percent yields catch our attention, but finding these potential high returners can require a lot of work and patience, as differentiating value from a value trap is difficult. In addition to the traditional criteria of earnings growth, a strong balance sheet, and plenty of operational cash flow, below are three of my keys to identifying high yielders...

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

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