Sunday, February 10, 2013

Weekly Links: February 10, 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 Are You an Investor or Are You a Failure?
- Wax Inc presented Value Alert - Buffalo Wild Wings
- Dividend Growth Investor presented Most Widely Held Dividend Growth Stocks

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Articles from D4L-News:

Stocks with Fastest Dividend Growth
Dividend growth is one of the biggest wealth drivers. If you buy a stock with a 2 percent yield you might know that this can’t help you. You are right especially when you have invested only $1,000, your dividend income would only $20. That's not much when you consider that you have around $10 trading costs. Dividend growth helps you to grow your passive income. Normally, a solid stock should double its dividend payments over 10 years. This means that your yield on cost would rise to 4 percent. Today I would like to show you the 50 fastest dividend growth stocks from...

Stocks Growing Dividends by 20% Per Year
Dividend investors would be wise to focus not just on a stock's current yield, but also on the long-term growth potential of its dividends. That's because strong businesses that consistently raise their dividend payouts reward shareholders with a steadily rising income stream that essentially equates to a raise every year. And, well, who doesn't like a raise? But there are other reasons to value dividend growth so highly, and they're...

Insiders Are Buying High Dividend Stocks
We looked through our database of insider trading filings to find some high yield stocks that insiders like, in case income investors think that insider purchases are an important enough signal to help them identify good stocks for further research. Here are five stocks that at least five different insiders have been buying in the last three months which pay dividend yields of over 5% at current prices...

Dividend Growth Stocks: When To Buy And Sell
The underlying principle of dividend growth investing is simple: buy stocks that pay increasing dividends every year. It would seem as if you are able to collect a risk-free check that only gets bigger every year that is independent of the market or fluctuating share price of your holdings. Dividend growth investors realize that this is not true as they try to determine which companies have long-term earnings stability and growth. But can we take this a step further? What role does valuation play in our decision-making process...

Buybacks Or Dividends, Which Is Better
With so much cash on the balance sheet it seems these days you're always hearing about more buybacks or an increased dividend. But which is better? "Companies have become enamored of buybacks as a way to return money to existing shareholders," said Cramer. Sixty companies in the S&P 500 announced share buyback programs worth at least $1 billion in 2012. Within the group, the biggest buying back came from Johnson & Johnson, repurchasing $12.9 billion worth of stock. And although a buyback can drive shares higher...

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

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