Sunday, May 12, 2013

Weekly Links: May 12, 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 Procter & Gamble (PG) - A dividend stock to hold forever
- Dividend Monk presented Colgate-Palmolive (CL) Dividend Stock Analysis
- The Dividend Guy presented Sell in May and Go Away? Worst Investing Advice or Sound Investment Choice?

The DIV-Net Featured Articles

Articles from D4L-News:

Cheap Dividend Stocks For A Rich Market
Are there any bargains left in these sectors? Health care, consumer staples and utilities — sectors known for providing steady but slower growth — have led the U.S. market to record highs. As of April 25, the Standard & Poor’s 500 Healthcare Index was up 19% so far this year, while the S&P Consumer Staples Index and Utilities Index had each gained around 17%. These steady-Eddie...

Must-Own Dividend Stocks
These companies operate businesses that are so fundamentally wrapped into the human experience that if they went bankrupt, the apocalypse would be right behind … and thus we would have more things to worry about than not receiving their dividends anymore. That’s why I would buy them, by the way: because they will always pay dividends. Here’s a look at these three must-own dividend stocks...

Overvalued Dividend Growth Stocks
As a result of the recent run-up in the market, many of my holdings have, by the strictest of definitions, become overvalued. This prompts the general question: What do I do now? Moreover, additional questions pop up such as: If I do sell, should I sell a part of my position, or all of it? When should I pull the trigger, or put another way, how much overvaluation (risk) should I accept before I sell? Since the market is overheated, should I go to cash or look for alternative investments at better valuations to invest in? Answering these and other important questions correctly could have a major impact on...

Why You Should Stick With Dividend Stocks
Look at what happens each year like clockwork once you set aside some capital to acquire ownership in one of these companies: you receive a raise each year that is well above the 3-4% historical rate of inflation in the United States. It is hard to find assets that not only act like ATM machines four days out of the year, but will dispense even more cash your way each year thereafter. That's par for the course with...

Best Dividend Stocks In America
I'd bet most income investors know about the S&P Dividend Aristocrats Index. To be included in this index, an S&P 500 company must have raised its dividend annually for at least the past 25 years. This is an index of the bluest of blue-chip dividend stocks. But I've found a little-known "sister" index that income investors might find even more interesting -- and profitable. In a variety of market conditions, this little-known index has been able to match -- and usually beat -- the broader markets, while also paying a significantly higher yield. How can you improve on an index that contains some of the best dividend-payers in history...

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

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