Sunday, August 25, 2013

Weekly Links: August 25, 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):

- Conservative Income Investor Presented The Butterfly Effect And Dividend Investing
- Hello Suckers presented How to Build your Ideal Retirement Account
- Get Financially Integrated presented My dividend machine vs an index fund

The DIV-Net Featured Articles

Articles from D4L-News:

Dividend Stocks Hitting the Double Bonus
Our quest for finding solid dividend-paying stocks for our retirement portfolios isn’t quite never-ending, but it’ll always be a work in progress. It’s great when we managed to find income stocks that improve their payouts every year … but it’s even better when those upgrades come in double-digit swaths. And it’s also one heck of a bonus when such a dividend hero can also provide us with double-digit share appreciation on top of that regular cash. Today, we’re looking at three stocks that have provided this “double bonus,” experiencing hikes to both their dividend and their share price by at least 10% each...

High Dividend Stocks Insiders Love
According to economic theory, company insiders should avoid buying stock and in fact should generally tend toward selling shares (and diversifying their wealth) unless they are confident in the company's prospects. Insider purchases should therefore signal this confidence, and in fact studies generally show a small outperformance effect for stocks bought by insiders (read our analysis of studies on insider trading). We track insider purchases and like to take a brief look at those where the purchase is large enough to be significant to see if the company might be a good buy. Read on for our quick take on five high-yield stocks at least one insider has bought recently...

Dividend Stocks Where Analysts Expect High Earnings
Income investors should pay attention to a stock's dividend yield, but should also use a number of different techniques to determine whether or not the company will be able to sustain its current dividend payments over time. These would include evaluating a stock's forward earnings estimates, based on the consensus of Wall Street analysts, to ensure that a company is expected to generate substantial earnings compared to its market capitalization; as a bonus, in theory stocks with low earnings multiples should be less likely to deliver capital losses. Here are five stocks, which currently pay dividend yields of 4% or higher and are valued at less than 12 times forward earnings estimates...

Dividend Stocks Your Portfolio Is Begging You to Buy
With the market trading near all-time highs, picking winners is about as difficult as shooting fish in a barrel. Everyone is once again a stock-picking genius. Two things never change, though: People get overly confident in bull markets, and every bull market is followed by a bear market. As an investor, you want to position your portfolio to win in both bull and bear markets. One category of stocks that stand the test of time is high-yield dividend stocks that are not "dividend traps" ...

Dividend Stocks to Take Into 2014
As the back-half of 2013 gets underway, it is time for investors to position their portfolios for 2014. In addition to the usual full-year earnings releases in the first half of the year, a new Federal Reserve Chairman will be appointed to replace the outgoing Ben Bernanke. In light of the fragile state of the U.S. economy and the prospect of Federal Reserve tapering, investors need to be ready for anything. Below are three solid dividend stocks that will position investors for whatever may come in 2014. Three solid dividends...

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

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