Sunday, May 19, 2013

Weekly Links: May 19, 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 Hasbro – Made For Fun? or Getting Tired of the Same Toys?
- Disciplined Approach to Investing presented A Tired Bull Market
- Dividend Growth Stocks Investing presented Reinvesting Dividends

The DIV-Net Featured Articles

Articles from D4L-News:

High Dividends Are Tempting, But Don't Overpay
The downside of such an influx of investor interest is that many of Wall Street’s more ubiquitous dividend payers are sitting at relatively high valuations — in many cases, despite showing lagging revenue and earnings growth rates. The following 10 dividend-paying giants who might be getting a little ahead of themselves...

3 Safe Divdend Stocks
If you’re searching for dividend yields greater than 5%, you’re probably going to need to wade into the deeper end of the pool. Companies with those kinds of yields are usually in sectors that have fallen on hard times (like shipping) or investments that are inherently more volatile, like mREITs. These riskier plays may not be the best bet for income investors at or nearing retirement, but they’re not necessarily bad for everyone. Here’s a look at three possible winners...

Top BDCs Dividend Stocks
Business development companies -- or BDCs -- will be marching in the earnings season parade next week. What makes BDCs so attractive? Well, let's start with the model. The typical BDC will provide financing to small- and medium-sized businesses that often can't line up conventional funding through major commercial banks. In return for taking on the risk, BDCs can ask for reasonably high interest payments and even some equity exposure. A recent Barron's article claims that the annual loan-loss rate for BDCs is just 0.7%. Here are some of the BDCs...

Cheapest Healthcare Dividend Stocks
My major screening focus goes to cheap stocks, stocks with a low price to earnings ratio. Below is a list of the 20 cheapest healthcare dividend stocks with a forward P/E of less than 15. Health care plans companies are currently the cheapest choice in the list. Two high-yields are part of the results and fifteen companies are recommended to buy. Here are my favorite stocks...

Buffett's Long-Term, High-Dividend
Although sitting on positions for long time periods can have some negative underlying drivers (i.e. a stock has turned into a loser and is now being held with hopes it will come in the black again), long-term holdings in a fund manager's portfolio can show great conviction and belief in the growth prospects of a company and its stock price. Let's look at five of Warren Buffett's holdings that have stayed in his portfolio for at least a year and offer substantially high dividend yields...

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

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