Sunday, February 3, 2013

Weekly Links: February 3, 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 The Ultimate Guide to Finding Double Digit Dividend Growth Stocks
- Dividend Growth Stocks Investing presented Why I Don’t Own Apple Stock
- Hello Suckers presented List of great high yielding dividend stocks

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Articles from D4L-News:

How To Build a Dividend Growth Stock Portfolio
In my previous guest post, I wrote about the reasons why successful investors choose dividend investing as their core strategy. Unfortunately, picking just any dividend stocks is not enough to guarantee that you will make money on the stock market. In order to avoid the dividend traps, it’s important to have a sound investing strategy. Here’s how you can do it in 4 easy steps...

A Boring But Beautiful Dividend Machine
It’s almost the Dow Jones‘ forgotten stock. At more than $99 a share, 3M (NYSE:MMM) is the third-most important stock in the price-weighted blue-chip average. And, with its sprawling portfolio of brands and materials sold in almost every corner of the globe, the conglomerate is a bellwether for demand in everything, from transportation to healthcare to consumer electronics. Furthermore, 3M is a payout champion. It has delivered a dividend since...

Blackrock's Top 3 Dividend Stocks
Bob Shearer, the lead portfolio manager for Blackrock's equity dividend fund told CNBC which stocks are his favorites when it comes to dividends. In the daily management of over $40 billion in assets, Shearer told CNBC that he focuses mainly on dividend growth, rather than simply sticking to stocks for the level of yield. Yield seeking is a "crowded trade" he said, but he sees upside potential in dividend growth stocks should the economic recovery continue. Here are Shearer's Top 3 dividend picks...

Dividend Stocks Still Have Room To Grow
Nobody rides for free in Les Stelmach’s portfolio. The price of admission for any company in the fund he helps to manage is a generous dividend – or at least the potential for a generous dividend. As co-manager of the Bissett Canadian Dividend Fund, his job is to not only find the biggest yields, but also to spot the companies with...

Attractively Valued Blue-Chip Dividend Champions
Ben Graham’s famous book, The Intelligent Investor, is considered by many to be the seminal work and authority on prudent investing. In Chapter 14 titled Stock Selection for the Defensive Investor, Ben Graham laid out seven quality and quantity criteria that he suggested for the selection of common stocks. These include...

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

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