Sunday, August 18, 2013

Weekly Links: August 18, 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.

Articles I enjoyed reading included (in no particular order):

- Dividend Monk presented McCormick and Company: Decent Stock But No Margin of Safety
- Dividend Mantra presented A Guaranteed Millionaire
- Get Financially Integrated presented Some hidden gems to consider

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Articles from D4L-News:

Favorites High-Yield Equity Dividend Achievers Index With Low P/Es
Today I would like to introduce you some of the cheapest dividend-paying stocks from the High-Yield Equity Dividend Achievers Index. Fifty members are part of the index which is based on the Nasdaq Dividend Achievers 50 Index. The Index is comprised of 50 stocks selected principally on the basis of dividend yield and consistent growth in dividends. If you are interested in a detailed list of all constituents with some major price ratios, you can purchase a current updated fact sheet of the 50 index members here. Here are my favorite stocks...

Be Wary Of Stocks With Weak Dividend Growth
When it comes to how I construct my portfolio, I seek companies that increase their dividends over time. As a dividend growth investor, I want to avoid companies that are not growing dividends at a rate above inflation. I also want to avoid those that are slowing down dividend growth. Let's look at some companies that I would be cautious investing in long term...

The Absurdity Of Not Investing In Dividend Stocks
I would like to state emphatically that if an investor is diligent about investing in solid, mega cap, blue chip stocks that regularly pay dividends and usually increase these dividends every year, the path to a secure retirement is virtually guaranteed. Look, we all want to create as much wealth as we possibly can. That is why we even bother reading about investing, stocks, and the markets. Having plenty of money for the rest of our lives is a goal I believe everyone wants. By using just 2 strategies, I believe this goal is achievable. 1. Keep your...

Tech Stocks With Juicy Dividends
For the big tech operators, it’s been a rough year, as seen with stocks like Oracle (ORCL), IBM (IBM) and SAP (SAP). Yet the space could offer some juicy returns for investors. Granted, the headwinds persist, like pressures from the cutbacks in federal spending and the slowdown in Asia. Here’s four such companies...

Steady Income-Producing Dividend Stocks
In extremely profitable years, some unexpected dividends may be distributed. The dividends are called as unexpected to inform investors that these added dividends are not to be expected every year in the future. However, the ordinary dividends should move higher in step with earnings. Thus, the board of directors keeps the dividend at some target part of long run average earnings. These 5 dividend-paying companies have reported at-least 10 consecutive dividend increases to investors...

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

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