Sunday, July 8, 2012

Weekly Links: July 8, 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 Investing Myth: 3 Reasons Why Age Doesn’t Matter When Investing
- The Div Guy presented June Dividend Income Update

- Sigma Swan presented 3 Surprises from the Tablet Wars

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

Simple Steps To Build Wealth
On the road to investing success, a simple strategy of choosing your vehicle, your road map, and your preference for driving allows you to arrive at the destination of your financial goals. As we start our journey on the road to wealth, let's address the question: With so many investing ideas, how can you find the right ones? ...

Top Dividend Stocks
We decided to take a closer look at the dividend-paying stocks our Ultimate Stock-Pickers were holding at the end of the most recent period. As it stands now, only four of the mutual fund managers on our list of top managers-- Amana Trust Income (AMANX), Columbia Dividend Income (LBSAX), Oakmark Equity & Income (OAKBX), and Parnassus Equity Income (PRBLX)--focus on income investing. Looking more closely at the top 10 holdings of each of these funds...

Winning Dividend Stocks Are Bond-Like
After a stock makes it through the quality door, the first thing we look at is its dividend yield. Dividends are cash money. Dividend payments place a premium on a management team that focuses on the proper balance between the cash flows necessary to pay the dividends and the capital expenditures necessary to keep the cash flows growing. In short, dividends require a disciplined management team. We think this means that most companies who pay a regular dividend are less likely to be taking wild-eyed fliers with our money. We learned a long time ago that...

Insiders Are Buying These Dividend Stocks
Insiders usually buy stock in their own company because they expect the value of the company's shares to move up. Acknowledging that insiders have access to the inside information and a thorough knowledge of their firms' dynamics, one could be confident that insiders' upbeat expectations will likely come to fruition. We are going to take a look at two dividend stocks that have recent insider purchases and decide whether it makes sense to invest in them. We like dividend stocks because...

2 Dividend Investing Mistakes to Avoid
Investing in dividend growth stocks is a pretty robust process for long-term wealth building. While individual stock selection does require a degree of economic and business understanding, the majority of it rests on common sense and psychological fortitude to keep adding capital and to appreciate down markets for what they are rather than to dread them. Because it is a suitable investment strategy for individual investors, there also tend to be a few mistakes that I’ve witnessed novice investors make...

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

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