Sunday, September 30, 2012

Weekly Links: September 30, 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: 6 Stocks Sending A Strong Message With Higher Dividends
    Articles I enjoyed reading included (in no particular order):

    - The Dividend Guy presented Key Dividend Growth Ratios – The Secret Behind Dividend Investing
    - Dividend Monk presented Diageo: Expensive at Current Price
    - Dividend Mantra presented Your Savings Rate Trumps Your Investment Returns

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

    Buy Dividend Winning Stocks In Dips
    It was quite clear to us that there was a sell-off in many dividend paying stocks on Friday, with a new focus on growth stocks. The growth areas were led by financials, like Bank of America (BAC) and other large banks, since the Fed has basically given them an unlimited check book to use funds at ridiculously low interest rates, and have a wide enough spread to make money on virtually anything they desire. Our portfolio now consists of...

    What You Need To Know Before Trading Dividend Stocks
    Prior to buying stock in a company that distributes cash dividends, check today’s newspaper. If the stock you want to buy has been marked x in any of these papers, it means that it is already gone ex-dividend. In case of a company that pays dividends in form of stock, you should also confirm if the stock has approached ex-dividend ahead of investing in it. Another thing you should determine is...

    Dividend Stocks For the 2013 Stock Crash
    Even though stimulus measures trigger market rallies, they're actually admissions that economies are so weak they need government assistance. As Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke recently stated, the economic conditions in the United States, particularly high unemployment, should be of "grave concern" to all. Legendary investor Jim Rogers declared in an interview that, "In America, we have had recessions every 4 to 6 years at the beginning of the republic. 2013 is going to be a mess. It always has been, there's no reason it won't be this time too. Be careful..." In order to heed Rogers' warning, investors should consider adding the following stocks to their portfolios. The best way to profit from Rogers' sage advice is to...

    Investors Pile Into Stocks Likely to Keep Raising Dividend
    Call them the new growth stocks. After rushing into dividend stocks of all stripes this year, some investors are homing in on a more select group: stocks of companies that are likely to keep raising their dividends at a fast clip. It is all part of the chase for better returns on the heels of the Federal Reserve's announcement last week of another round of bond buying aimed to keep interest rates at rock-bottom levels until the economy improves. As yields on the 10-year Treasury wallow at near-record lows and "junk"-bond yields also are sinking, investors are seeking anything that offers some extra income. For months, that meant investors bought...

    Dividend Stocks With An A+ Buy-Rating
    There's about 6,000 U.S.-listed stocks trading on the major exchanges on any given day. Of those, TheStreet Ratings has rated 5,774 and only 121 issues -- about 2% -- have received an "A+," our highest rating. TheStreet Ratings' stock model projects a stock's total return potential over a 12-month period including both price appreciation and dividends. We consider each of these stocks to be strong buys. Nine of these exceptional companies are well-known Dow dividend stocks...

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

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