Sunday, September 9, 2012

Weekly Links: September 9, 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 The Next Bubble is in Canada, and It Will Affect Everybody
- Dividend Growth Investor presented How to retire with dividend stocks
- Disciplined Approach to Investing presented As of August Year To Date Dividend Payers' Return Trails Non Payers

The DIV-Net Featured Articles

- Stock Analysis: Chevron Corporation (CVX)
- Book Review: The Dividend Toolkit
- Should You Invest In Dividend Stocks or ETFs?
- Waste Management: Dividend Safety is Declining
- Most Eastern Utility Stocks Are Overvalued – Part 4
- Illinois Tool Works Stock Analysis
- Dividends Provide A Return Bonus
- Why Dividends?
- Dividend Growth Stocks Can Provide Retirees Great Total Returns

Articles from D4L-News:

Time To Give Dividend Stocks Their Due
Dividend paying stocks have been ignored for a long period – now is the time to give them what they deserve. During the late 1990′s dot-com boom era, tech giants including Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) did not pay dividends. Their boards of directors considered that their billions of dollar in cash were better spent on research and takeovers as compared to rewarding shareholders. Dividends play an important role in the total return of a stock though. According to Vanguard mutual fund founder John Neff...

Buffett's Best Dividend Stock
Dividend stocks remain some of the most popular investments out there for buy-and-hold investors. And few income-oriented icons are more closely watched than Warren Buffett. Buffett & Co. haven't given up on dividends altogether. There are a number of big payers -- yielding more than 3% -- worth noting. The biggest sector for dividends in the Buffett portfolio is...

Where Are Your Utility Dividends Headed?
Wall Street loves or hates utility companies based on the rise and fall of their dividends. But a corporation with a high dividend could be headed for destruction, while a low-yielding company might be making strategic acquisitions that'll reap long-term returns for investors. Read below for three simple steps to ensure that your dividend play isn't going to purge your profits. When you're making a dividend play, do yourself a favor and look at...

Will Dividend Stocks Fall Off The Fiscal Cliff?
January 1 is months away yet the sound bites warning investors to sell out of dividend-paying stocks prior to their supposed implosion are numerous. The impending fiscal cliff may or may not become a reality but the sense of doom is driven by the fear that dividends will become taxable at much higher rates. It is as if these once beloved holdings have suddenly lost all the characteristics that make them attractive, solid companies and good investments. Will higher taxes on their dividends cause these investments to be toxic? I have sent my clients statistics such as those Mark Miller points out...

Dividend Growth Stocks For Great Total Returns
Introduction to Dividend Paying Stocks: When people talk about dividend paying stocks, their focus is often on the dividend income they provide. This is especially true for the investors that fancy themselves purists as dividend growth investors, who seemingly care more about their dividends than they do their capital. However, this article intends to illustrate that dividend growth stocks are not only great income vehicles for retirees; they can also be terrific vehicles for...

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

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