Sunday, June 23, 2013

Weekly Links: June 23, 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 How to crush the market with dividend growth investing
- The Dividend Guy presented Why Dividend Investing Will Always Be Better Than Buying the Entire Stock Market
- Get Financially Integrated! presented My approach to dividend portfolio construction

The DIV-Net Featured Articles

Articles from D4L-News:

Don't Let The Fed Scare Away From Blue-Chip Dividend Stocks
Often enough, I have come across commentary from the market pundits warning that the blue-chip stocks could get hit the hardest when interest rates start to rise. Considering that utilities and consumer staple stocks have led the market rally this year, it is reasonable to conclude that an increase in the interest rates could lower the valuations of blue-chip dividend-paying stocks. The rules are a little bit different for blue-chip companies like...

The Best Dividend Paying Stocks
I’ve created a quick dividend list (from low-yield to high-yield paying stocks) of stocks with interesting performance and valuation figures. Stocks from that list are mid- and large caps (market capitalization of more than USD 1 billion) with double-digit long-term earnings growth rates. The companies are traded at AMEX, NYSE, Nasdaq and part of the Dow Jones, S&P 500 or Nasdaq Composite. The list is selected by the following criteria and sorted by dividend yield. Here are my most promising stocks from the list...

Don't Fall For Big Yields
Why are annual dividend increases so important? The answer goes back to 1924 when E.L. Smith wrote "Common Stocks As Long Term Investments", based on a study he had done of stock prices from just after the Civil War up to 1922. None other than J.M. Keynes reviewed this book (1925), in which Smith wrote that...

Putin Dividend Push Flops
Most of Russia’s state-controlled companies have refused President Vladimir Putin’s appeal to raise dividends, providing a fresh reason for investors to avoid the cheapest emerging-market stocks. “The unrealized dividend promises have a negative impact on the market, especially since this was one of the key growth triggers,” Victor Bark, who oversees about $2.8 billion as the head of asset management at Alfa Capital in Moscow, said by phone on May 27. “This is bad news in a situation when there are...

Are U.S. Stocks Overvalued?
The U.S. equity market is one of the best performing market among developed countries so far this year. For example, the S&P 500 is up by 14.35% on price return basis and 15.37% on total return basis year-to-date. Financials have skyrocketed with the sector in the index up by over 20%. Healthcare and Consumer Discretionary sectors also have had a great with a return of 20% or closer to that. Telecoms and Utilities, usually considered as income plays for their slow and steady growth with high dividend payouts, are lagging the overall performance of the market. According to a report by Peter Buchanan of CIBC World Markets, U.S. stocks are...

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

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