Sunday, October 7, 2012

Weekly Links: October 7, 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: This High-Yield Monthly Dividend Stock Has Raised Its Dividend For 59 Consecutive Quarters

Articles I enjoyed reading included (in no particular order):

- The Dividend Guy presented TSX 60 Ex-Dividend Date & Dividend Yield
- The Market Capitalist presented Bill Gross – Damages
- Dividends For The Long Run presented Quarter 3, 2012: Net Worth Analysis

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

Democrats Could Ding Dividend Stocks
Debra Borchardt interviews Jim Cramer regarding the "fiscal cliff." Jim, we keep hearing about the fiscal cliff, the fiscal's looming. I feel like the sky is falling, the sky is's all going to happen in January. I want to ask you a couple, do you think it's really going to happen? And two, how do you position a portfolio for something like this? So do you think it's going to happen? I am not going to change my investing style based on a fiscal cliff. I am thinking that if the House goes Democratic and...

A Portfolio Built To Last
I built a portfolio of companies that, while they may not win any sprints, should do well in a longer race – one lasting, say, five, 10 or 20 years. I don’t know if Strategy Lab will be around that long, but I intend to be, and these companies – all of which I also own in my personal portfolio – should be, too. In fact, a decade or two from now I would expect that...

Undervalued Dividend-Paying Stocks With Momentum
In these dog days of summer, stocks aren't moving too much. Here are a few companies in the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) that are could be very good for sitting back and collecting dividends. These 10 companies have a much lower price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio than the average of 17.2 for the S&P 500 index, all have a dividend yield of over 3%, and some have been on a tear this year...

Best Dividend-Paying Stocks to Buy Now
Some investors fail to realize that successful investing is a matter of continuous performance, not instantaneous performance. That's why we like dividend-paying stocks. Over time, dividends and reinvestment can account for 85%-90% of total stock market returns. In some cases, the dividends are so steady and increase so much that you actually make more in dividends than you paid to buy the stocks that produce them. And as inflation concerns grow following QE3, investors need to make sure...

Dividend Stocks, High Yield Bonds, MLPs
Yields on treasury bonds are near zero and investment grade corporate bonds are yielding well below 5%. These traditional vehicles for income are in many cases yielding below the expected rate of inflation. In other words, in real terms, investors will be losing money by investing in traditional fixed income products. The question is where should income focused investors / retirees put their funds? Don’t go for the highest dividend paying stocks. Go with stocks that...

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

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