Sunday, August 19, 2012

Weekly Links: August 19, 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 Quick Guide to Analyze Dividend Funds
- Sigma Swan presented 3 Reasons to Expect Bigger Dividends
- Dividends For the Long Run presented Would You Accept A 50% Loss?

Articles from D4L-News:

Promising Stocks That Big Investment Gurus Bought 
Stocks with Recent Engagements by Investment Professionals Researched by Dividend Yield – Stock, Capital, Investment. Investment gurus are asset or fund managers with big amounts of cash under management. They became popular by big returns and spectacular investment strategies. I talk about investors like George Soros and Warren Buffett. They all have one thing in common: The average return beats the market and if they invest, the market follows. The top stock is...

Where To Find the Highest Dividend Paying Stocks 
Income investors are on a never ending search for the highest dividend-paying stocks but most of them don't know where to look. They either settle for dividends that are far too low and may never grow a penny...or they take on way too much risk. But there's a simple solution if you're looking to boost your income stream. Fact is, there are at least three sectors right now where investors can safely build a fortune in high paying dividend stocks. History shows that investors who hold great dividend-paying stocks can...

Dividend Stocks From Top Gurus 
Now and then it is nice to take a peek over the shoulder of a successful investor to see what their high-conviction buys are. When you read a headline that “Warren Buffett is buying Company X,” you’re naturally inclined to do a little digging into Company X’s financials. After all, if it’s good enough for Buffett, it might be good enough for you. You have to be careful with this line of thinking, of course. Today, I’m going to look at one high-conviction dividend stocks each from five well-known superinvestors...

Best Yielding Diversified Utilities 
Best Dividend Paying Diversified Utility Stocks Researched By Dividend Yield - Stock, Capital, Investment. The utility sector is a big part of the stock market. Stocks from the sector have a total market capitalization of USD19.12 trillion. The average sector yield amounts to 4.14 percent and the P/E ratio is 15.45. I screened one of the most diversified industries by the best yielding companies. The diversified utilities industry contains 24 companies of which 21 pay dividends. Here are my favorite stocks...

Don't Fall For These High Yield Traps 
Buying stocks with high dividend yields is an excellent way to invest. But it's not fool-proof. In fact, if you shop by yield and yield alone, you're playing a dangerous game. It's called picking up nickels in front of a steamroller. Admittedly, it may work for a while, but eventually I can assure you the steamroller will prevail. That's why in today's low-growth environment, it's critical to know which dividend stocks NOT to buy. Avoid the real duds and the dividends alone will be enough to bail you out of minor mistakes. Find yourself on the wrong side of the fence and your high-yield investment could end up being pretty costly. Investors need to avoid...

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

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