Sunday, July 28, 2013

Weekly Links: July 28, 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 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Dividend Investing
- The Dividend Guy presented What if The Dividend Payout Ratio Was Bogus? How About Using Free Cash Flow?
- Dividend Mantra presented A Tale Of Two Stocks - One Headwind, One Tailwindnger

The DIV-Net Featured Articles

Articles from D4L-News:

Snap Up These 3 Big Dividends
High-yield assets began trading up after the release of the June ISM Index reading that came in at 50.9 (vs. a consensus 50.5), and a construction spending reading of 0.5 that hit analyst estimates. As hard as it is to judge investor behavior during a session in a holiday-shortened week, I believe buyers will be back in even higher numbers now that their vacations are over. Meanwhile, a number of the high-yield names I recommend to Cash Machine subscribers are trading at very attractive entry points, and also are set to benefit from some positive news of their own...

1,000 Dividends, 3 Lessons
As the founding editor of Morningstar DividendInvestor, I have to confess to a certain bit of annoyance when I hear the phrase "dividend trade." The idea of using high-quality, high-yielding stocks as vehicles in a short-term game of pops and drops isn't just insulting; it's bad logic. For one thing, these stocks tend to be less volatile than the market overall. If you're trying to trade, isn't more volatility what you want? For another, these dividends are so small relative to how much stock prices fluctuate from day to day. We've learned some valuable lessons while collecting our first thousand dividends that will serve us well as we go on to earn our next thousand dividends and beyond...

Atlantic Power: A 10% Dividend Yield And Potential Sale
Atlantic Power shares have lost over 70% of their value in the past six months primarily driven by a poorly communicated reduction in monthly dividends. The fall in share price has highlighted the need for the company to sell itself to a larger more efficient operator. Atlantic Power owns a desirable collection of non-coal power plants with Power Purchase Agreements that are best owned by a firm that has a low cost of capital and a low percentage of administrative expenses. Unfortunately, for shareholders, the current structure is...

Dividends Beat Inflation
Dividends are a proven way to beat volatility. In up or down markets, dividends will consistently help you to grow your portfolio. Better yet, if you reinvest those dividends you're creating a formula for market-beating success. Dividends also protect you against inflation, which is a destroyer of wealth. Since the creation of the Federal Reserve in 1913 the dollar has devalued by 97%, when compared to commodities like gold. The moral of this story? Dividends protect your wealth. A dividend portfolio is a great way to generate consistent returns in the market...

Dividend Stocks on Our Retirement Radar
Dividend stocks are still in style, and that they’re still one of the best ways to build toward your retirement. And short of a massive shift in the winds, they’ll stay that way. To help you out in your hunt for stable, long-term investments, we’re taking a look at a number of dividend stocks that meet a few important criteria you’d want for the long haul. They’re long-standing dividend payers (in fact, a minimum of 10 consecutive years of increases, not just payouts), they yield more than today’s 2.6% T-Note, and they’re not trading at a terribly frothy valuation (P/Es are capped at 20). Here are five that make the grade...

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

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