Sunday, April 14, 2013

Weekly Links: April 14, 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 Dividend Stocks Beyond Ratios
- A Disciplined Approach to Investing presented Bulls Turn Into Bears
- Barel Karsan presented Barbarians at the Gate

The DIV-Net Featured Articles

Articles from D4L-News:

Best Dividend Paying Stocks
On the first day of each month I create a quick dividend list (from low-yield to high-yield paying stocks) of stocks with interesting performance and valuation figures. Stocks from that list are mid- and large caps (market capitalization of more than USD1 billion) with double-digit long-term earnings growth rates. The companies are traded at AMEX, NYSE, Nasdaq and part of the Dow Jones, S&P 500 or Nasdaq Composite. Here are my most promising stocks from the list...

Blackrock Advisors Top Dividend Stocks
Blackrock Advisors Llc is a giant fund manager with $95 billion worth of assets under management. This article shows five of the top dividend stocks held by this Plainboro, New Jersey-based asset management firm. Dividend income-seekers can take a look at these stocks to see if these are worth including in their portfolio or not. Most of these have been experiencing positive earnings surprises, positive quarterly revenue growth, double-digit profit margins, and consistently huge increases in dividend payments...

Top Dividend Stocks For The Second Quarter
Prudent investing is still the best approach to take. Stocks can go up and they can go down, but value will always be there. To that end, I have begun to focus on dividend investing more so than I have before. In fact, the Dow's robust growth has been due to some of the best dividend payers on the market. However, not all payers are the same. To that end, I'm also beginning to wonder how money may flow out of one sector into the next or should investors expect the same level of performances that we have seen so far? As such here are several names that have recently met my criteria of both growth and income...

5 Huge Dividend Stocks
That's one way to end a quarter! The S&P 500's push to new all-time highs last Thursday marked the final trading session of the first quarter of 2013, a three-month span that's seen the big index climb 10%. Now investors are left wondering what to expect for the second quarter. Without further ado, here's a look at five stocks that could be about to increase their dividend payments in the next quarter...

Dividend Stocks Bought By Investment Gurus
Covering investment professionals does make sense to get inspired. I look at Warren Buffett’s investment choices. Guru stock buys are only one point of hundreds in the selection process of an investment target. Investment gurus are asset or fund managers with big amounts of cash under management. They became popular by big returns and spectacular investment strategies. I also talk about investors like George Soros. They all have one thing in common: The average return beats the market and if they invest, the market follows. Today I create a screen of the biggest stock buys from 49 super investors over the recent six months and rank them in my 100 best guru buy list. They all combined bought 571 stocks within the recent half year. Here are my favorites...

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

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