Sunday, January 6, 2013

Weekly Links: January 6, 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 Best US Dividend Stocks for 2013
- Disciplined Approach to Investing presented Dividend Strategies Underperform In 2012

The DIV-Net Featured Articles

Articles from D4L-News:

No Lost Decade Here
I recently read an excellent article by Tim McAleenan Jr. in which he discussed how "dead money" isn't really dead if you buy dividend growth stocks. He highlighted some stocks which have had very small capital appreciation over the past 5 years, but when you include the dividends that you were paid the returns were actually fairly decent. It made me think about "The Lost Decade" of 2000-2010 in which...

Cheap Dividend Stocks
Value investors buy stocks of companies that appear to be priced below their intrinsic values based on financial metrics such as price-to-earnings ratios, price-to-book ratios, or dividend yields. A value investment strategy has proven to produce greater risk-adjusted returns than alternatives. Prudent value investors can attempt to achieve higher returns by uncovering undervalued companies that boast an appreciation potential and dividend payouts that provide current income such as...

How To Beat The Pros
In this month's edition of the Central Banking Journal, Paul Woolley and Dimitri Vayanos from the London School of Economics provide 10 concrete recommendations for "owners of capital" to "tame the finance monster." While the paper is aimed at pension fund managers and sovereign wealth funds that delegate the execution of their investment mandates to external fund managers, several of the recommendations are absolutely applicable to individuals, whether they're picking stocks or mutual fund managers. For example...

How To Find Stocks That Will Boost Dividends
There's a straightforward way to assess not just the safety of a dividend, but its growth prospects as well. Yet among these steady growers, it's also possible to find a more limited group that also pays a dividend. Once you're focused on this group, there's a simple way to calculate how much a dividend might grow. In a nutshell...

Buy and Forget These Dividend Stocks
Unsurprisingly, dividend-paying stocks tend to outperform over the long run. Stocks with price-to-earnings ratios under 20 also tend to outperform the latest craze. Emotion plays a short-term role in valuation, and we can measure emotion, in part, with the PE ratio. Here are the large dividend-paying stocks I think are worth owning and forgetting about in 2013...

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

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