Sunday, September 2, 2012

Weekly Links: September 2, 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):

- Disciplined Approach to Investing presented Changing Tax Rates And Dividend Paying Stock Performance
- Dividend Monk presented Are Dividend Stocks Overvalued? Four Reasonable Blue-Chips to Consider
- Dividends For The Long Run presented Margin Of Safety In Action

The DIV-Net Featured Articles

Articles from D4L-News:

Tech Stocks Now Dividend Leaders
Technology stocks have gone old school: They now pay more in dividends than any other sector of the S&P 500. Technology stocks now account for 14.22% of the dividends paid out by members of the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index, says Howard Silverblatt, senior index analyst for S&P. Tech dividends were just 5.95% of the dividends paid out in 2007. "The takeaway...

Stocks with Double-Digit Yields and Double-Digit Growth
Best Growing Stocks With Double-Digit Yields Researched By “” Stocks with very high yields (over ten percent) are very good for investors with small money and high need for dividend income. The risks for dividend cuts are also very high within this investment class. One important item for a stable dividend is the income growth over the mid-term. I screened stocks with double-digit yields and growth rates of more than...

A Great Opportunity For These Dividend Stocks
A company that posts disappointing earnings results can present a good buying opportunity for income investors. The reason for this is that companies miss analyst earnings estimates for all kinds of reasons, many of which unrelated to the fundamentals of the business. Yet, in most cases, the earnings miss automatically triggers a share price decline, even if it's temporary. Quite often, poor earnings results correctly predict that a firm's performance is weakening, but there are many other companies whose earnings miss is simply not that meaningful. That is the case for many asset-based businesses such as...

Buffett/Berkshire Still About The Dividends
Seems like portfolio managers Todd Combs and Ted Weschler are having influence, moving away from the sleepy consumer names that were typical Berkshire stocks in previous years. But Buffett & Co. haven’t given up on dividends altogether. There are a number of big payers — yielding more than 3% — worth noting. I’ve taken a look at the latest filings and screened for the best dividend payers. Here are the biggest-yielding dividend stocks currently in the Berkshire Hathaway portfolio...

Time To Rotate Into Quality Dividend Stocks
On August 21st, the Spyder S&P 500 ETF (SPY) hit a new 52-week high of $143.09. Before August, the markets had experienced great range trading that many intermediate traders have been able to cash in on. But once August came, a slow rising melt-up on little volume was all we got. Often times ending flat, or near flat, which allowed the VIX to drift below $14 several times. With the FOMC meeting today and a slew of economic data due out from Europe, investors should be leery. Fear is beginning to grow and investors are beginning to seek protection. If bonds, puts or currencies aren’t for you, perhaps quality dividend stocks are. For those long already, I would suggest adding a little more...

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

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