Sunday, July 29, 2012

Weekly Links: July 29, 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 Seagate Technology STX Dividend Stock Analysis
- Disciplined Approach to Investing presented A Repeat Of History?
- Dividend Monk presented 7 Companies with Ten Straight Years of Revenue Growth

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Articles from D4L-News:

Lessons Dividend Investors
No individual could possibly keep up with—let alone understand—all the arcane financial products out there. But here’s the good news: You don’t have to. Nor do you have to know which way the market is heading (news flash: nobody does) to be a successful investor. In fact, the more you can tune out the noise, the better off you’ll be. As a dividend investor, I’ve found that sticking to a few simple rules is all it takes. Here are seven that I consider to be among the most important...

Utility Stocks Are a Bargain
Utilities’ ability to stay strong depends on regulators granting a fair return on investment. The alternative, by contrast, is the surest way to undermine both shareholder returns and long-term system reliability. The good news is cooperation is alive and well. That even includes states such as Connecticut and Massachusetts, where current attorneys general have taken to election-year bashing of local utilities. In early 2003 more than two dozen electric companies were...

High-Yield Dividend Stock Investing
Corporate bonds are attractive. And many do present a decent opportunity to make money. Ask Steve McDonald, who has been banging the table on bonds for years. But the truth is, right now, there may be an even better alternative. And it doesn’t matter if you’re retired, looking to, or you’re a fifth-grader. I’m talking about owning shares of quality dividend-paying companies. Looking back on the past 10 years, it has certainly...

Dividend Stocks Are The Perfect Kid's Savings Account
People have always said that my son’s an “old soul.” Perhaps that’s because he’s never been as wild as most boys. He’s contemplative, serious and has a long attention span. And as I was writing my book, Get Rich with Dividends, he was annoyed that I was so busy. He finally asked me what the book was about. So I taught him a bit about the stock market. Once he understood the basic concepts, I explained to him the power of dividends. More specifically, how compounding dividends can triple your money or produce extremely high yields in a matter of years. The key is to...

Ultimate Dividend Stocks
Dividend investing is all the rage, but as I have mentioned before, yield isn't everything these days. There's a lot to be said for chasing sustainability instead of paydays that won't last. So to that end, I poured myself a scotch and spent an evening crunching numbers for all you dividend stock investors out there. My intention was to find stocks that offer nice paydays -- but also that were steadily increasing those dividends and outperforming the market. I could bog you down with lots of words and commentary, but most investors just want to see...

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