Sunday, June 3, 2012

Weekly Links: June 3, 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 Canadian Aristocrats; They Have it Too!!
- Disciplined Approach to Investing presented Jason Trennert: The Bill Has Come Due
- EPIC INVESTOR presented Novartis Looks Cheap. But...

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Articles from D4L-News:

A Common Sense Guide to Dividend Stocks
As I've been expecting for years, the world is now flocking toward World Dominating stocks... Right now, investors are fleeing bank stocks and mining stocks... the kind that tend to be very speculative. But most every "World Dominating Dividend Grower" (WDDG) stock is holding up just fine these days. While the market is sinking, stocks like Coca-Cola and Wal-Mart are near yearly highs. I'm not surprised... As I've been saying for years, these stocks are different from typical stocks. They are different from "the market." WDDGs are vastly better. If I could teach investors just one thing, it would be how to...

Stocks Are Like Savings
It's amazing how contradictory individuals can be when it comes to matters of money. Ask someone why they have a savings account and the likely answer is to have that money earn interest over the long term. Ask someone why they invest in stocks and the likely answer is something similar. So why don't people treat these two types of investment in a similar way? In fact, if you invest prudently, both a savings account and a stocks account can be used the same way - the only difference is that you're likely to get a much better return with stocks. Of course, to invest in stocks for the long term and to treat them like your long-term savings account, you need to...

Dividend Stocks You Can Bank On
While regional banks used to be our best bet when it came to dividends, the housing bust changed the entire landscape, with U.S. banks generally paying out nominal dividends as they struggle to achieve a certain degree of stability. In spite of their recent slide, financial stocks have performed well this year, with financials in the S&P 500 Index (INDEX: ^GSPC) up 11%. Keeping this overall situation in perspective, let's take a closer look at...

Dividend Stocks For A Stormy World Economy
As the European debt crisis heats up, and China tries to accelerate while transitioning to more domestic consumption, and as the US faces its fiscal cliff, and 50% of the world's GDP approaches scheduled political leadership challenges, it would be nice to be in or have a list of "weatherproof" companies to withstand an economic "storm". A weatherproof company might be seen as one with...

My Money Is on This Dividend Stock
Last summer, I took a giant leap of faith. Instead of suggesting where to invest and then never revisiting my original thesis, I pledged to put my own money behind 10 stocks. My goal was to build the World's Greatest Retirement Portfolio. Almost one year through, and the portfolio is dominating the S&P 500 -- outperforming the index by 18 percentage points! Today, I'm happy to state that after almost a year, I'm just as bullish on...

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

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