Sunday, September 16, 2012

Weekly Links: September 16, 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:

The Wealth Builder Carnival published: These Two Companies Are Shoving Mountains Of Cash To Their Shareholders
    Articles I enjoyed reading included (in no particular order):
     -  The Dividend Guy presented High Dividend Yield Stocks: What’s Wrong With Them
     -  Sigma Swan presented 5 Stocks Employees Love to Hate
     -  Dividend Stocks presented 10 Stock Investments for College Students

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

    What Will Election’s Do For Dividend Stocks
    I view any lasting loss of dividend stock valuations as highly unlikely. First, there was no surge in dividend stock values following the enactment of lower dividend tax rates back in 2003. Second, the majority of the float of dividend stocks is owned by institutions, which aren’t affected by changing tax rates. And much of the rest is held inside IRAs and other tax-deferred retirement accounts. Even if dividends are fully taxed at the highest rate, dividend stocks are still...

    Dividend Stocks Favored By John Paulson
    John Paulson, a prominent hedge fund manager, founded his company Paulson & Co. in 1994. Paulson has become a legend for famously betting against the subprime housing market in 2007, where he earned a payout of $3.5 billion. Currently, Paulson manages about $30 billion in assets. As a former investment banker, Paulson uses both merger arbitrage opportunities and credit default swap options. His style of fund management is distinctive and extremely complex. Known as a gambling investor, he made $4.9 billion in 2010 from his portfolio thanks to his gigantic bet on gold, a record in the hedge fund industry. To determine the portfolio's top dividend stocks, I...

    The Bullish Case for Dividend Stocks
    Don't give up on dividends. The possibility of an increase in the tax on stock dividends next year will kick up a lot of dust in the next few months about the diminished value of these payouts in that scenario—and about the threat of share prices tumbling as dividend stocks fall out of favor. But a broader perspective is in order: Dividend-paying stocks have outperformed nondividend shares even when taxes were much higher. That suggests that...

    Foundation Stocks For Your Dividend Portfolio
    I have examined dozens of recent articles about dividend-paying stocks, and run screens on close to a hundred companies, in an effort to winnow the list down to just the few most stable, most dependable, best opportunity stocks I feel should be the foundation for any dividend portfolio. They are...

    Quality Dividend Payers Are on Sale
    By investing in stocks that have sustainable competitive advantages, that pay healthy yields, and that currently sell below what Morningstar's equity analysts think they are worth, investors willing to take on the added risk that comes with equities can obtain a boost in yield and potentially some appreciation in stock price, as well. Below are just a few of the names that passed the screen...

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

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