Sunday, April 21, 2013

Weekly Links: April 21, 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):

- Dividend Growth Investor presented High Yield Dividend Investing Misconceptions
- The Dividend Guy presented To Buy or Not To Buy Are We Heading Towards a Market Correction?
- Disciplined Approach to Investing presented Expect An Equity Market Correction

The DIV-Net Featured Articles

Articles from D4L-News:

My Favorite Dividend Growth Stocks
In total, 26 stocks and fund vehicles increased its dividend payments last week of which six are High-Yields and ten are currently recommended to buy. The average dividend growth amounts to 16.83%. Here are my favorite dividend growth stocks...

Dividend-Paying Stocks a “Good Alternative” to Bonds?
Knowledge@Wharton shared some of Jeremy Siegel’s thoughts on dividend investing. While sharing those thoughts, Siegel, perhaps best known for his book, “Stocks for the Long Run,” also revealed his current feelings toward bonds. “Siegel believes dividends are a good alternative for a portion of the typical investor’s fixed-income holdings. Investors can find generous dividend-paying stocks and mutual funds, and Siegel suggests that...

"Safe" Dividend Stocks Aren't As Safe As You Think
They say there is safety in numbers. That may be true heading into battle, but it's not necessarily true in the investment world. Whether it's tulips, dot-comstocks or houses, popularity can push the short-term price of assets past their true long-term value. But while bubbles can build over time, price corrections can be swift. Lots of investors get trampled in the stampede when the herd decides a popular asset is no longer worth the money. The latest example of a "crowded" investment comes from one a sector you might least expect. We're not in "bubble" territory yet, but buying these stocks now could be risky...

Dividend Stocks For The Long Haul
When a company makes ongoing regular cash distributions, it sends a positive message about the fundamentals, performance and prospects of the business, and indicates that management is more concerned about returning value to shareholders than using excess cash to bolster executive pay. Stocks that consistently pay dividends tend to be less volatile than those that don't. Investors believe that dividends are a far more predictable thing, based on a company's track record than share price. Over the last 82 years, dividends have...

Solid Dividends From Well-Known Brands
Long-term investors know two important things: Dividends are excellent and good companies are built to last. In a rapidly changing marketplace, those two factors can be difficult to find in the same company. Some high-yielding dividends are high simply because the companies are slowly sinking. On the other hand, some good, rock-steady brands pay horrible dividends. But that doesn't mean that you can't find a diamond in the rough every now and then. Here are three companies with solid dividends that aren't going anywhere...

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

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