Sunday, March 17, 2013

Weekly Links: March 17, 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 How Spending Cuts Will Hit Your Portfolio
- Dividend Growth Stocks Investing presented Price of Stock You Pay is Very Important
- Disciplined Approach to Investing presented Bonds Continue To Deliver Painful Results For Investors

The DIV-Net Featured Articles

Articles from D4L-News:

Smart Money Dividend Stocks
2013 might rightfully be called the year of the “Clash of the Gurus” to anyone watching the news. The biggest is the very public slugfest between activist investors Bill Ackman and Carl Icahn over nutritional supplements company Herbalife (NYSE:HLF). I recommend you run as far away from Herbalife as you can right now — you don’t want to get caught in a nasty war of attrition between two masters of the universe — and instead go after these three solid dividend-paying stocks being accumulated by well-known gurus...

Buy-Rated Bank Stocks
Beginning with bank and thrift stocks rated a "buy" from TheStreet Ratings, we used data provided by Thomson Reuters Bank Insight to narrow the list down to the 10 banks paying the highest dividend yields, that also have average daily trading volume of at least 20,000 shares. Here are the TheStreet's 10 buy-rated banks with the highest dividend yields...

Dividend Strategies For Younger Investors 
Younger investors can benefit from building up a steady, growing income stream over time which can allow for a nice income supplement, or even assistance with a significantly early retirement, if given enough time. Starting with stable, well established, consistent dividend growth payers should be part of the core of any investor's portfolio. Younger investors can benefit from holding the same large cap stocks that investors approaching retirement also hold. Stocks including...

High-Quality Dividend Income Stocks
Today I would like to post some interesting high-yielding Champs. Sure, yields go down. That’s a hard cognition I realized over the recent months. Stock prices rose faster than some companies hiked dividends. As a result, the yield plunges. As of now, only 13 stocks with a very long dividend growth history have a current yield over 4 percent and only two of them have a current buy or better rating. Here are my favorite stocks...

Solid Dividend Stocks to Let You Sleep at Night
On one hand, some of us have no problem weathering the extreme ups and downs of more speculative, high-beta growth stocks. After all, with greater risk comes greater reward, right? On the other hand, other investors would rather put their money to work in larger, stronger, well-established companies. While the potential reward may not be as great, you can be sure your chances of losing a substantial sum of money are much lower. With that, here are three solid businesses with which any sleep-deprived investor might find relief...

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

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