Sunday, June 9, 2013

Weekly Links: June 9, 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 American Capital Agency Corp – When The Dividend Yield is Bigger Than My Understanding of the Company
- Dividend Monk presented Coca Cola: Fairly Valued in Low $40′s for 2013
- Dividend Mantra presented Dividend Income Update - May 2013

The DIV-Net Featured Articles

Articles from D4L-News:

Favorite International Dividend Growth Stocks
Europe is still on fire. The economy is in a triple-dip recession and the European member states cut spending. The unemployment is high but every economic depression could be a solid basis for future engagements in the stock market. Today I scout for some dividend growth opportunities outside the U.S. I screened my database of stocks with a consecutive dividend increase of at least five years by foreign stocks. Here are my favorite stocks...

Billionaire Ken Fisher Boosts His Stake in These Dividend Stocks
Billionaire Ken Fisher’s Fisher Asset Management has filed its quarterly 13F disclosure with the SEC, presenting its portfolio of equity holdings as of the end of the March quarter. The portfolio’s top positions continue to include large-cap, dividend-paying stocks such as Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Cisco Systems, General Electric, and Wells Fargo. During the quarter, Fisher also significantly boosted his stake in Apple and several other positions that pay attractive dividend yields. Fisher boosted his position in...

Undervalued Dividend Stocks
Looking for dividend stocks with upside potential? The following stock list is built around this idea. We collected dividend stocks (yields above 1%) with market caps above $50 million that appear significantly undervalued to analyst target price. And because target prices are notoriously inflated, we only used the most pessimistic (the lowest) target prices, and for stocks with sufficient analyst coverage we only screened for stocks with 5 or more analyst ratings. Seven stocks made the cut...

Big Yields In Small Places
In search for strong yields, many investors have tilted their portfolios towards the high dividends and long track records of the market's largest firms. Conversely, some of the best opportunities for dividend hunters could lie within the smaller side of the stock market. Generally, when investors look towards small-cap stocks, they do so from a vantage point of growth and capital appreciation. After all, the iShares Russell 2000 Index (ARCA:IWM) has been a top long-term performer over the last few decades. Additionally, there have been many academic studies that show that small-caps outperform larger ones over the years. Given the potential for outperformance and juicy yields, investors should consider the small-cap space for dividend payers...

Dividend Stocks for an Overheated Market
The stock market has been on an absolute tear this year, and the bullishness surrounding the market continues to build. However, Bernanke's comments on Wednesday hit the market hard. If the jitters surrounding higher interest rates continue to spook the markets, a pullback could be coming. As such, we look at three stocks that make good investments even if we head into a pullback in the markets. One of the major components of any sound buy-and-hold stock portfolio should be...

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

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