Sunday, May 5, 2013

Weekly Links: May 5, 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 I Don’t Need More Than Four Ratios To Buy A Stock
- Disciplined Approach to Investing presented Investors' Continued Search For Yield
- Dividend Growth Stocks Investing presented Notable Dividend Increases: April 2013

The DIV-Net Featured Articles

Articles from D4L-News:

Are Dividend Stocks the Market's Riskiest Investment?
The conversation about a "dividend bubble" began in earnest at the beginning of last year. As my colleague Morgan Housel said in February 2012, "there's an argument to make that, just as investors ran blindly into subprime bonds five years ago in search of yield, they're running blindly, carelessly into dividend stocks today." So where are we now? Has the bubble popped? Has it deflated? Was it much ado about nothing? According to Seth Masters, the chief investment officer of Bernstein Global Wealth Management, things have gotten...

Soaring Small Caps With 5%-Plus Yield
So if you believe in the current bull market and economic recovery, you’ll want to consider staking out a claim in small caps. That’s not to say you always have to settle for wild swings and big risks in these little guys, though. 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
It goes without saying that young investors like myself can afford to invest more aggressively than individuals closer to retirement. Our friends in their 50s and 60s might be more comfortable investing in extremely defensive positions in well-established companies that are going to turn a profit no matter what the macroeconomic conditions might be, while collecting a stable dividend four times a year. There is certainly nothing wrong with...

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...

Fight Inflation With Dividend Stocks
Owning the stocks of companies that pay dividends, have regularly increased their dividend payments, and look capable of continuing to raise their dividend payments just might be the best inflation fighter available to your arsenal. There are three key reasons to believe that successful companies can continue to raise their dividends at least as fast as inflation...

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

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