Sunday, August 5, 2012

Weekly Links: August 5, 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 When Do You Sell When You Make Money?
- Dividend Growth Investor presented Dividend Stocks For Long Term Wealth Accumulation
-  Dividend Monk presented Republic Services Looks Fair at $28/Share

Articles from D4L-News:

Dividend Stocks To Double Payouts Within 6 Years
When sifting through the universe of dividend-paying stocks, investors should consult known indices as established benchmarks that may help identify stocks featuring desired characteristics. S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Index is one such benchmark that consists of attractive dividend-yielding stocks that have increased dividends for at least 25 years in a row. Among dividend aristocrats, there is a selection of stocks that have raised dividends at high, but sustainable rates. Here is a glance at two such companies...

Don't Make Big Bets When Picking Dividend Stocks
Dividend investing remains all the rage, and investors continue to seek out high yield investments amid market uncertainty. So, I recently published a column about 13 ultimate dividend stocks that have big yields as well as reliable paydays. It was well received, but I got a number of questions on the selections — and, of course, the omissions. Particularly in high-yield areas like master limited partnerships and real estate investment trusts that didn’t even make my list. My advice, then, is to...

Dividends With Room to Run
When it comes to investing, many skeptical investors believe that all good things must come to an end. For those who foresee an eventual crash for popular dividend stocks, though, it looks like the day of reckoning may take quite a while to arrive -- at least if the fundamentals behind many of those stocks have anything to do with their future performance. You can find many stocks that not only have high yields and low payout ratios but...

Appealing And Safe Dividend Stocks
When trying to pick the best dividend stocks, investors should focus on the stocks' annualized dividend yields, sustainability of the yields, the financial capacity to grow dividends in the future, and the management's commitment to sustain and grow dividends. Several indicators will be particularly important, including the ratio of dividend payouts to earnings and free cash flow, the past and projected growth in earnings per share (EPS), the extent of the company's leverage (debt-to-equity ratio), and the free cash flow yield. Based on these selection criteria, here we take a closer look at five such stocks...

Dividend Stocks Are Best
Dividend stocks have had a strong run over the past three years, and Barbara Marcin, manager of the Gabelli Dividend Growth Fund, still believes in them. Dividend stocks aren’t too expensive, she says. “We have seen outperformance of specific high-yielding sectors sect like utilities and telecoms,” Marcin told CNBC. “But we look company by company. And the ones we look at — that have very reasonable multiples and high dividend yields — don’t seem to have been bid up just for the yield.” Some dividends stocks have risen only thanks to...

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

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