Sunday, September 8, 2013

Weekly Links: September 8, 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):

- The Dividend Guy presented 11 Stocks to Hold During The Next Market Crash
- Dividend Growth Investor presented The Tradeoff between Dividend Yield and Dividend Growth
- Get Financially Integrated presented Benchmarking my dividend fund vs the index

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Articles from D4L-News:

Smart Money Dividend Stocks
During times of turbulence, it can be helpful to take a peek over the shoulder of a successful investor or two that you respect to see how they’re reacting. You shouldn’t mindlessly ape what they are doing, of course, but following their trading moves can give you a sense of perspective. With that in mind, let’s take a look at three investment gurus to see what dividend-focused investments they are buying or holding heavily...

Consumer Staples vs. Treasuries
Rock-bottom Treasury yields had many income investors turning to dividend-paying stocks over the past few years. But now Treasury yields have risen and the prices on many of those income stocks have been bid up, dropping their yields. To help find out how stocks stack up to Treasuries, I'll run them both through a 10-year discounted cash flow model. Representing fixed income: the 10-year Treasury note, with current yield bumping up against 2.9%. In the stock corner five consumer staples companies...

Investors Shift Out Of Dividend Stocks
The stock market slide in the last couple of weeks reflects a shift in investor strategy that began in the bond market and spilled into stocks. The spillover then mixed with lingering concerns about the U.S. economy, leading to the last several weeks of volatility, market observers say. “The bond market is the catalyst for this selloff,” says Quincy Krosby, market strategist with Prudential Financial. While most of the selloff occurred in the last couple weeks, it had its origins months ago. “As the 10-year yield has inched higher, the selling has led to more selling,” Krosby said. This exodus out of bond funds has touched the stock market in two different ways...

Why Are You Ignoring These High-Dividend Stocks?
"The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence."
-T.H. Huxley. Why are high-yield portfolios dismissed as inferior to their growth counterparts by so many investors? The lure of high-returns seems to always trump the steady growth of blue-chip dividend stocks in the mainstream media. Could it be that investors are taught that increasing dividend yields mean lower portfolio returns? Or that dividend payments mean that management believes the company is finished growing? Both couldn't be further from the truth...

High-Yield Alternatives to BDC Stocks
Do you want high yields, but don't want to take on the risk of investing in higher-risk business development companies? You may have a better option. Here are two BDC investment opportunities that offer an attractive middle ground with above-average yields. BDC investors love...

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

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