Sunday, November 25, 2012

Weekly Links: November 25, 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 My Take on Canadian Banks
- Disciplined Approach to Investing presented The Challenge: Finding A Balanced Solution To The Fiscal Cliff
- The Market Capitalist presented S&P 500 Trends and the MLP Sell-Off

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

Stocks with 10 Years of Profitability and Increased Dividends
Investors usually look for two things when they invest. First, they want the company to earn money. Second, they want the earnings to be distributed to them. A stock which has positive net income and pays dividends, is not difficult to find. However, 10 years of profitability and increased dividends are a rarity in any markets. The following stocks passed the test...

Dividend Stocks Favored By Oak Ridge Investments
Oak Ridge Investments, LLC is a Chicago-based investment advisor. The investment company has over $2.76 billion under its management as of the end of September 2012. Its investment strategies cover large cap, mid-cap, small/mid-cap, all cap, and dividend growth. In the third quarter, the company initiated positions in 12 stocks and sold 8 out. The top dividend stocks favored by the asset manager are...

Misconceptions About Dividend Investing
On the surface, the concept of “dividend investing” seems like a very straightforward idea. Invest in companies that make distributions, reinvest those dividends regularly, and slowly accumulate wealth over the long run.In reality, however, implementing a successful dividend income strategy for your portfolio is far from an easy task. Investors need to know...

Dividend Stocks Can Protect Against Inflation
While placing money in a savings account may seem like the safest investment, banks don't pay nearly enough interest these days to compensate investors for inflation. In fact, interest rates are at record low levels, making now one of the worst times in history to let money sit in a savings or money market account (that goes for CDs too). Thus, savings are eroded in terms of future buying power, as product prices creep up over the long-term. Dividend stocks provide a great...

Reasons Not To Flee Dividend Stocks
Many investors are particularly worried that dividend stocks are vulnerable given the potential for a near tripling of the tax on dividends. I believe volatility will remain elevated and stocks will stay under pressure until the president and Congress produce a credible road map to a compromise. That said, I don’t believe dividend stocks — with one exception — are any more vulnerable than the broader market. Here’s why...

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

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