Sunday, October 14, 2012

Weekly Links: October 14, 201

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 Clorox CLX Dividend Stock Analysis
- Disciplined Approach to Investing presented More Weakness Seen With Modern Portfolio Theory
- Dividend Stocks presented Investing For The Long Term on The EBB Tides

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

Fed Policy Could Hurt Income Investors 
Well, it happened: Ben Bernanke announced recently that the Fed was finally kicking off QE3, sparking a monthly buying spree of $40 billion in mortgage-backed securities that's expected to go on until further notice. That open-ended timeline means that Ben's going to be racking up a huge bill. If you're an income investor though, you should be sweating. After all, this latest round of quantitative easing is going to fuel inflation until the tap gets turned off, and it's taking place at the same time that Bernanke has promised extraordinarily low interest rates to remain par for the course. Low interest rates and high inflation means that...

Keep Targeting Dividends, Bond-Like Stocks 
In its quarterly outlook briefing Tuesday, Barclays says investors should keep looking for stocks that exhibit bond-like characteristics – namely defensive stocks, large caps and high dividend payers. “Dividend stocks are in the sweet spot for the move out the risk continuum,” says Barry Knapp, head of U.S. equity portfolio strategy at Barclays, “but we’re conscious of what’s gotten a little expensive.” Knapp urges focus specifically on four...

Dividend Stocks You Can Hold Forever 
More often than not, many investors make the mistake of looking for the highest yielding stocks when it comes to building retirement portfolios. Instead, it's important to remember that growth in the dividend, rather than yield alone, creates the reliable, improving income stream necessary for a comfortable retirement. Dividend growth counts even more than yield because of the magic of compounding, which can turn today's modest yielder into a superstar performer as dividends build year after year. All five of these companies are leaders in their industries and have incredible track records of consistent dividend growth...

Want a raise? Look for A Dividend Increase Instead 
The number of U.S. companies raising dividends increased in the third quarter with 439 companies raising their dividend, compared with 350 hikes in the year-ago quarter. The average yield, however, has fallen to 2.66% at the end of the third quarter from 2.77% from the end of the second quarter because of a strong equities market in the third quarter. In the meantime, Doug Sandler, chief equity officer at Riverfront Investment Group, suggests that...

Don't Raise Taxes On Investment Income 
The fiscal cliff is rapidly approaching for America’s seniors and millions of taxpayers across the nation. Congress adjourned without preventing the multiple tax increases scheduled for January 1, and without ending the uncertainty over fiscal policy that represents unnecessary additional risk for private investment. Unless Congress acts immediately after the November election during a “lame duck” session, the crippling effects of Washington’s procrastination will be felt across our entire economy. Beginning next year...  

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

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