Sunday, April 7, 2013

Weekly Links: April 7, 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 The Four Percent Rule is Dependent on Dividend Yields
- The Dividend Guy presented The Power of the Stock Market
- A Disciplined Approach presented Inflation And Its Influence On Investment Classes

The DIV-Net Featured Articles

Articles from D4L-News:

Cheap Dividend Stocks Worth Investigating
We have found five dividend stocks that have "safe" dividends (all have a payout ratio of less than 60%), but are also undervalued -- having a PEG of less than 2.0. Although the dividend yields range from 2% to 3%, they all have been growing their dividend payments by at least 20% annually over the last five years. Dividends can be a big part of portfolios during low interest rate environments and we have a special appreciation for dividend-paying stocks, but what makes these stocks even greater is...

3 Fund Managers Pick Their Favorite Small-Cap Dividend Stocks
The menu of dividend-paying stocks is expanding thanks to the insatiable appetite of yield-hungry investors. Once largely the domain of the big banks and utilities, regular payouts are now being offered by more small to mid-sized players as interest rates remain at paltry levels. Many smaller-dividend stocks are more attractively priced now compared with some larger peers that have been bid up to “fairly lofty levels,” and have a greater risk of falling should interest rates rise, said Terry Thib, a portfolio manager at Hesperian Capital Management Ltd. Because the smaller names tend to be under the radar, we asked the three fund managers for their top picks...

Dividend Stocks That You Can Buy Today
Even though high dividends aren't necessarily coupled with good capital gains, I still believe that good and stable dividend-paying stocks should definitely be in every intelligent investor's portfolio. I'll discuss my three favorite dividend-paying stocks, which are relatively stable as long-term investments. Basically, you can invest in these stocks and not worry about your holding while enjoying dividends...

Dividend Stocks Aren't Doomed
I mean, we’d be terrible stewards of our hard-earned capital if we just rolled over and accepted the going rates on certificates of deposit or U.S. Treasury bonds. So it’s only natural for investors to be on an aggressive hunt for yield when the average money market pays next to nothing. Literally. It’s true, too, that companies paid out a record amount in dividends last year. A total of $281.5 billion for S&P 500 companies, to be exact. And it’s impossible for companies to keep paying out record amounts every year for eternity. But trust me. We’re nowhere near the end of the dividend bonanza. Here’s why…

Under The Radar Dividend Stocks
In looking for the "double whammy" of investing, which includes finding income and growth stocks, we have found five stocks that fall in this category. Outlined below are five stocks that have managed to grow their dividend payments by at least 20% annually over the last five years, suggesting a strong commitment to throwing off cash to shareholders. The income part of the five stocks is provided via a dividend yield between 3% and 4.5%. Meanwhile, the growth part will come via earnings growth, where the analysts expect each of the companies to grow EPS by at least 10% annually over the next five years. What's more is that these five stocks all cover five very different industries and can appeal to a range of investors...

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

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