Sunday, March 10, 2013

Weekly Links: March 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 The Sector that Will Beat the Market in 2013
- Disciplined Approach to Investing presented Confirmation Bias Dangers And Apple
- 40percent 20years presented Buffett - Letter to Shareholders

The DIV-Net Featured Articles

Articles from D4L-News:

Fat Dividend Yields to Consider
Dividends from healthy, growing companies deliver to us, like mail carriers, in any kind of weather -- boom, bust, or stalled economy. As 2012 drew to a close, I offered some high-yield dividend payers for you to consider. There are a lot of other promising income-generating stocks out there, though, and the year is still young, so if you've been meaning to add some dividends to your portfolio, read on for additional ideas. Below are a few companies about which you might want to learn more...

Dividend Stocks With Sustainable Payouts
Interested in finding undervalued dividend stocks? We found 5 stocks that appear undervalued by EPS trends and pay an attractive dividend. To create our list we started by screening for stocks that paid a dividend between 2-5%, and a sustainable payout ratio below 50%. A dividend yield below 5% allowed us to stay away from the high yield space. We then looked for those that appear undervalued relative to EPS trends. Based on the theoretical assumption that if P/E is equal to a constant K, growth in EPS estimates should be matched by proportionate growth in price. Use this list as a starting point for your own analysis...

The Top Dividend Stocks
Investors often turn to dividend-paying stocks to give a boost to their investment portfolios. Morningstar originally conducted this same search for top dividend payers in October 2012. If you compare this group of 20 companies to October's group, you'll see that dividend yields are now lower for most companies because their share prices have been rising as the markets have rallied. “Ultra-high dividend yields (8%+) can be particularly attractive in this low-return environment, but it’s important to...

Is The 4% Rule Becoming The 3% Rule?
For retirees following a total-return-and-withdrawal strategy to fund retirement, establishing a sustainable or "safe" withdrawal rate is crucial. Standard information in the retirement-advice industry has been that a 4% withdrawal rate is safe (that is, will not run out of money for 30 years) for a 60%-40% mix of stocks and bonds. Morningstar recently published a paper on this topic that has received surprisingly little attention considering its implications. The paper's conclusions are startling. After constructing a model MPT-type portfolio and running Monte Carlo tests of return scenarios that begin with the actual low bond yields that we have today, the authors reached the following conclusions...

Busted Dividend Myths
"It ain't what we don't know that gets us in trouble. It's what we do know that just ain't so." - Mark Twain Who needs Warren Buffett to drop some sage investment knowledge on us when we've got Mark Twain at our disposal? Truth is, many of us make investment decisions based on faulty premises all the time. And we pay the price, too. So, in honor of Myth-Busting Monday, I'm tackling three pesky myths about dividend investing with a little help from some charts. Dividend Myth: Dividend Stocks Tank When...

Highest Growing Dividend Stocks
Dividend growth is wonderful. It helps you to grow your own wealth and build up a passive income without hard work. Growth is a must have for every investor who wants to increase their net worth. You also need growth in order to boost your passive income for an earlier retirement, especially when you don't have a high-paid job or rich parents. This is how it works: If you purchase a stock today with 3 percent yield, growth can lift up your yield on cost to 30 percent in 20 years. Today I would like to show you the 50 fastest dividend growth stocks and...

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

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