Sunday, December 9, 2012

Weekly Links: December 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 Transcanada Corp TRP Dividend Stock Analysis
- Dividend Monk presented Union Pacific Corporation (UNP): Decent Value at $123/Share
- Disciplined Approach to Investing presented Dogs Of The Dow Performance Update

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Articles from D4L-News:  

Best Ideas 2013: Buy Dividend Stocks
Sam Stovall, chief equity strategist S&P Capital IQ. Buy S&P high-yield dividend aristocrats ETF (SDY). Seen by many as a stock market historian, Sam Stovall has a thing for exchange-traded funds. In a world of record-low interest rates and continuous uncertainty, S&P Capital IQ’s chief equity strategist chooses safe, yet juicy dividend stocks. “The aristocrats consist mainly of large cap stocks all of which that have increased their dividends annually for the last 20 years,” explained Stovall. Despite dividend stocks being a crowded traded these days, Stovall believes...

Fiscal Cliff With Dividend Stocks
The election is over. The voters have spoken. We now turn our eyes to what might unfold over the next year or so. The most immediate issue facing the sitting Congress and President Obama is the “Fiscal Cliff,” a catch-phrase that calls attention to a year-end deadline featuring three key policy items: (1) The expiration of the tax cuts implemented in 2001-2003; key here being lower dividend and long-term capital gains tax rates; (2) the expiration of the temporary payroll tax cut and other miscellaneous tax breaks dating to 2009-2010; and (3) automatic spending cuts related to the temporary debt-ceiling compromise from 2011. The bottom line is...

Real Estate Dividends
Exchange-traded funds offer a convenient way to invest in sectors or niches that interest you. If you'd like to add some real-estate investments to your portfolio, the PowerShares Active U.S. Real Estate ETF (NYSE: PSR ) could save you a lot of trouble. Instead of trying to figure out which companies will perform best, you can use this ETF to invest in lots of them simultaneously. Why real estate? Perhaps because there's...

Dividend Stocks in the ‘Sweet Spot’
For those who feel we’ll certainly fall off the cliff and suddenly become taxpayers of up to 39.5% of our dividend income in January, the “fight or flight” reflex will tilt toward the latter. And hopping out of a long-term dividend portfolio will be the likely action. Investors who believe Congress will somehow avert going over the cliff through negotiation and compromise are probably — and rightly — resigned to be paying higher rates on their dividend income. To speed your search, here are three companies that...

How to Invest in Dividend Stocks
When you're evaluating a dividend-paying stock, the absolute primary thought has to be the viability and sustainability of the dividend itself. Find a company for which neither rain, nor sleet, nor dark of night will keep that courier from delivering a 3% payment to your account every year. How do you find a "safe" dividend? Look 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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