Sunday, January 13, 2013

Weekly Links: January 13, 2013

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 What Can We Expect From Dividend Stocks in 2013?
- Dividend Growth Stocks Investing presented Microsoft Dividend Stock Analysis
- Disciplined Approach to Investing presented Significant Increase In Positive Dividend Actions In Q4 2012

The DIV-Net Featured Articles

Articles from D4L-News:

Microsoft Could Double Its Dividend To 7%
Microsoft (MSFT) shares are trading near the 52-week low and that is making many investors wonder if this is a buying opportunity or a value trap that could keep dropping. Many investors and analysts were hoping that Windows 8 would ignite an upgrade cycle for the PC industry which has seen tough times due to a weak global economy as well as new competition from the popularity of tablets. Unfortunately, sales for Windows 8 and the Surface tablet have been seen as disappointing by a number of industry observers. This leads many to wonder whether...

Dividend Stocks A Good Option In Uncertain Times
Investing in a portfolio of stocks with attractive dividend yields is always a viable option for investors who wish to still have exposure to equities, says Pacific Mutual Fund Bhd. Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer Gary Gan said the advantage of investing in fundamentally sound dividend stocks is that investors are likely to...

Top Dividend Stocks of 2013
In the current economic times of record low interest rates and in many cases checking accounts yielding 0%, investors are left wondering where we can simply park our money and not fall victim to the dreaded I-word (inflation). High-quality dividend paying stocks seem at this time to be the best option, as two year treasury bonds yield essentially nothing nominally and negative real returns while an average S&P 500 stock yields approximately 2%. Below are a few well-run dividend paying companies that...

Dividend Stocks To Buy Now
A premium will always be placed on growth stocks -- this will never change. However, in schizophrenic markets like the ones we experienced in 2012, dividend payers made risk management much easier. For many investors, a dividend check was the difference between holding stocks through the fiscal cliff dilemma or opting to cut losses and moving on. In 2013, here are three names to consider...

Dividends Stocks Still The Best Investment Strategy
Stocks, during the last six years have been, shall we say, . . . unpredictable: surging bull market in 2007, bear market retreat in 2008-2009, then a powerful bull market over the last three years. As we celebrate the surprisingly good performance of stocks in 2012, we are now being buffeted by the annual year-ahead prognostications of the financial media and Wall Street strategists. Will they be any better at predicting 2013 than they were at predicting 2012? I don't think so. Indeed, who correctly foresaw the wild ride we have been on over the last six years, ten years, twenty years etc? Nobody I know. That is the reason I...

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

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