Sunday, July 1, 2012

Weekly Links: July 1, 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 Techno Stocks, The Future of Dividends?
- Disciplined Approach to Investing presented The Consequences of U.S. Government Expenditures Outpacing Revenue
-  Sigma Swan presented 4 Safe Picks in a Shaky Market

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

Exercise Caution With High Dividend Stocks
Prime Value Asset Management portfolio analyst Shih Thin Wong said a classic valuation "trap" is emerging among some traditional income generating stocks. Investors need to be extra cautious and weigh up a stock's distributions versus its cost of entry, Wong said. "High-yielding stocks have the potential to be...

Stocks That Could Double Dividend Payouts
Although it may seem nearly impossible, there are still a few stocks that may have the capacity to double dividend payouts within three years. These companies have boosted their dividends at exceptional rates in the past, and, assuming that favorable market conditions persist, they will be able to continue to hike their payouts at similarly lush rates in the future. The contenders to the title of companies capable of doubling their dividends within three years include...

Boosting Income When The Market Goes South
It's no secret that you can get better deals on stocks when the market swoons. But did you know you can boost or maintain your dividend income as well? Stock pickers that follow a more fundamental approach don't get burned as badly, although they still must endure market risk. They are often rewarded with dividends that continue to pay out and may even grow after a correction. During the bear markets, dividends barely budged -- down just 3 percent on average," Arnott told me. "Five years after these bear markets ended, dividends...

Are Dividend Stocks Too Good to Be True?
Owners of dividend-paying stocks face their own share of risks. There’s always market risk; stock prices can fluctuate wildly. There’s plenty of evidence to suggest that high-quality dividend-paying stocks face a lower level of price volatility, and that the dividend may help put a price floor in place. It is unlikely that a high-quality name yielding 4 percent will see its price cut in half, at least for very long, assuming the fundamentals are intact, and that there’s not trouble brewing specific to that company or industry. One of the greatest risks to those seeking yield through dividend-paying stocks is...

Reasons Why Dividend Stocks Are Here To Stay
You’ve probably heard the argument before: Dividend stocks are living on borrowed time. As soon as interest rates rise, investors will pull their money out of dividend-paying companies and plow it into bonds, causing stock prices to plunge. Kinda scary, isn’t it? Well, relax. It’s not going to happen. Here’s why...

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

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