Sunday, September 22, 2013

Weekly Links: September 22, 2013

Each Sunday I highlight any notable articles that I came across over the past week, along with any Carnivals I participated in. 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):

- The Straight Dope On Diversification

- Is Middle America The New Emerging Market?

- What Can You Learn from Someone Who Has Returned 586,817%?
- Does Valuation Matter?

The DIV-Net Featured Articles

- What Determines A Dividend Stock's Yield
- Higher Capitalized Monthly Dividend Paying Stocks
- Utilities - Today’s Best Bond Alternative
- Vodafone Sells 45% Stake In Verizon Wireless Joint Venture For $130 Billion
- Should I invest in advertising companies?
- Clorox Company (CLX) Dividend Stock Analysis 2013

Articles from D4L-News:

Rock Solid Dividend Stocks for Uncertain Times
The unavoidable truth is that we live in a world full of uncertainty where almost anything could happen, and some bad things will inevitably happen sooner or later. Considering this, it`s understandable to feel concerned about how different scenarios may affect your portfolio. After all, if you don`t take care of your financial future and the well being of your beloved ones, nobody else will. Still, if you are one of those people who believe in hoping for the best but preparing for the worst, here are three rock-solid dividend plays that are strong enough to protect your portfolio under the most terrifying scenarios...

High-DGR Dividend Growth Stocks
These high dividend growth rate (DGR) issues seem particularly attractive to younger investors, who often feel that with several decades of compounding ahead of them, high DGRs are more important than high yields. They feel that they have plenty of time to develop excellent dividend streams. Examples of names that typically come up are...

Dividend Stocks That Are On Sale
We can also go through our database of filings to choose different categories of stocks and see which funds are hedge fund favorites in these spaces, to help investors find interesting names worthy of further research. Using data from Fidelity as well as our database, here are the five most popular stocks among hedge funds which currently pay a dividend yield of at least 3%, have a market capitalization of at least $2 billion, and which are down at least 10% year to date...

Dividend Income Growth Stocks with Best Cash Distribution
Today I would like to present you the 20 fastest growing dividends from the Dividend Champions list over the short-run. One hundred and five companies are part of the list which is a compilation of stocks with over 25 years of consecutive dividend growth. And the winners are: services and industrials. No other sectors have more constituents on the list. It was the best place to be in the past to gain a higher dividend. This is not equal to return or profits. Here are the top yielding results...

The Fed Policy Has Devastated 3 Generations Of Retirees
Over the past few years, the Federal Reserve has moved from simple interest rate manipulation to wholesale market interference with the goal of maintaining bank solvency and equity prices. This steamroller-style interference in the markets has had massive consequences. And not just for the Baby Boomers who are now hitting retirement age, but also for their children and children's children-three American generations whose retirement hopes have been left to swing in the wind on a string of broken promises...

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

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