Sunday, April 28, 2013

Weekly Links: April 28, 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 17 Dividend Stocks with Both EPS & Sales Growth on Fire
- Dividend Mantra presented Why I Love Dividend Growth Investing
- Dividend Growth Stocks Investing presented The Rich Keep Getting Richer, How About You?

The DIV-Net Featured Articles
Articles from D4L-News:

Soaring Small Caps With 5%-Plus Yield
There are a number of small-cap stocks that have substantial dividend payouts that add a bit of security and stability to your portfolio. And when you add up the potential share appreciation with a 5% dividend, the total returns can be very impressive. Here are five such small caps to consider right now...

Retire In Luxury With Dividend Growth Stocks
While there is no magic number to determine which stocks best fit in any individual's portfolio, there are many different factors to help investors make educated decisions. Younger investors should look beyond dividend yield when choosing stocks for their retirement portfolios. Dividend growth and payout ratio, as well as where the stock stands with regards to valuation should be taken into account, as well. Capital appreciation from undervalued stocks, along with share appreciation from reinvesting dividends will mean that today's young investors will have plenty of money to buy income stocks when they're ready to retire...

Dividend Stocks with Over 100 Years of Dividend Payments
The longest investment categories I cover are Dividend Kings. Those stocks have increased their payments over a period of more than 50 years without an interruption. Today I top all these lists with a compilation of stocks that have paid dividends over more than 100 years. I discovered U.S. stocks as well as Canadian companies. Here are my favorite stocks...

Highest Dividend-Paying Consumer Stocks
Thankfully, there are a few dividend paying stocks that still yield over 3% -- despite the big rally in their shares. I prefer consumer stocks as income investments because they tend to be steady, mature businesses that can generate plenty of cash, even through a recession. With that in mind, here are four of the highest dividend-paying consumer stocks around...

Dividend Stocks for the Next 5 Years
There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to stock recommendations. In fact, an investor's time horizon alone often makes or breaks an investment. Fortunately, the exceptionally Foolish, long-term investor has the unique privilege of being able to focus on excellent businesses, and not having to bow to the unpredictable ups and downs that characterize the markets in the short term. Why? Because over the long haul, the market price typically follows business fundamentals. If you count yourself among the Foolishly patient, here are two excellent dividend stocks for the next half-decade...

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

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