Sunday, July 22, 2012

Weekly Links: July 22, 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 What’s Your Bet On…
- Dividend Monk presented Pepsico: Estimated to Offer 9% Rate of Return
- Disciplined Approach to Investing presented Large Decline In Individual Investor Bullish Sentiment

The DIV-Net Featured Articles

Articles from D4L-News:

Stable Dividend Stocks With Room To Grow
Why to consider dividend growth stocks? These investments are unique in their characteristics. Investors owning dividend growth stocks get an increasing income stream year over year and thus are not controlled by a fixed income stream that is eroded in value by inflation. It is difficult to determine what growth percentage can be predicted from a portfolio of dividend growth stocks. We picked 6 stocks that increased dividends for 35 consecutive years and...

Dividend Stocks To Buy And Hold Forever
Investing in stocks can sometimes seem like investing in relationships. There are the stocks that knock you off your feet (like Google Inc. (GOOG)), the stocks you have a crush on but can never buy (like Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK-A)), the stocks that will likely remain your friends forever (like Visa Inc. (V)), and those you want to take vows to keep (see our list below). When you enter into relationships with these stocks, they let you know they care through quarterly payments based on your level of commitment. Before you walk down the aisle of Wall Street, check out these...

Cyclical Dividend Stocks
Cyclical dividend stocks are like the snacks and soft drink aisle in the grocery store. Sure you might toss the odd item into your cart, but you know there’s healthier eating elsewhere. Companies in sectors like energy, materials and industrials are subject to the ups and downs of the economy, and that adds an element of risk to their dividends. Whereas a utility or telecom company can usually be relied on to...

Rock-Solid Dividend Payers
There are some dividend aristocrats which have not only maintained but increased their dividends for over half a century. Having survived every recession since 1962, they can be expected to survive the next one, and indeed to continue increasing their dividend. For investors, that's the true sign of a recession-proof stock. As a result, these types of stocks represent the ultimate safe haven for your money. Their share price and even earnings may decline, but their dividends should continue to increase. They include...

A Lifetime of Inflation-Protected Income
A lifetime of inflation-protected income. That’s the dream nearly all investors share. Luckily, for most of us who are alive today, there’s probably never been a better time than right now to start making that dream a reality. Investors are feeling like they’re stuck between the proverbial rock and a hard place. Should they risk their capital in the equity markets, and hope for the best? Or should they try to find a way to live on the 1% or 2% interest they can garner from “safer” investments? I would argue that there is another option...

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

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