Sunday, June 30, 2013

Weekly Links: June 30, 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 Dividend Growth Investing is a Perfect Strategy for Young Investors
- The Dividend Guy presented Stocks Beyond Numbers – 5 Golden Rules to Consider
- Dividend Growth Stocks Investing presented Good Investors Avoid Being Anchored

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Articles from D4L-News:

It Pays To Invest In Emerging Market Dividend-Payers
In addition to all the global liquidity sloshing around, central banks have also "crushed bond yields to the point that almost 50% of all global government bond market cap currently trades below 1%," according to BoA-ML. Even though market pundits talk about elevated rates on the horizon, we believe significantly higher rates that would move the needle for an income investor is a ways off. Low yields should be a significant factor for awhile. That's why it may be a good time to look at...

Dividend Stocks Built To Last
Dividend stocks are wildly popular these days. Most investors know that a bad bond market makes dividends attractive. However, very few know what really makes a good dividend stock. The pay-out ratio, the percentage of a companies actual earnings that are paid out in dividends, is the key to successful dividend investing. Study after study has shown that high dividend payers with low pay-out ratios crush the markets' returns. In the spirit of crushing the market going forward I've compiled a list of top dividend payers. These stocks all have...

The Best Dips to Buy Now
For income investors to remain interested, these stocks need to provide not only a competitive current income stream, but one that will grow to keep pace with inflation. Most equity REITs and MLPs meet this requirement easily. With the U.S. property markets continuing to heal, equity REITs should enjoy several years of improving occupancy and higher rents, not to mention appreciating property values. All of this bodes well for...

Diversified Dividend Stocks
Most income-oriented investors are hardly convinced about the safety of their investments in stocks, given the highly volatility in trading. However, the investment risk is substantially reduced in large-cap dividend companies due to their relatively solid and stable financials. Investing in dividend stocks may not make someone rich overnight, but it can help provide a good retirement portfolio. So, for conservative investors looking for safer investments for their retirement, high-yielding large cap dividend stocks are the ideal choice. Five of my favorite dividend stocks are listed as follows...

Where Fund Managers Find The Best Yield
If you own dividend-paying stocks or funds that invest in them, now might be a good time to review your strategy. Fund managers see a shift coming as the Federal Reserve's quantitative easing winds down. Through May 31, the average equity-income fund was up 14.07% this year, according to Lipper Inc. That was neck-and-neck with the average U.S. diversified stock fund's 14.08% gain. Over the trailing three years, equity-income funds' average annual gain was 15.88% vs. 13.97% for U.S. diversified stock funds. John Carey, manager of $1.4 billion Pioneer Equity Income Fund , favors companies that...

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

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