Sunday, October 13, 2013

Weekly Links: October 13, 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):

- Should Dividend Investors Ever Break Their Rules?
- The Only Thing That Matters is Your Core Portfolio
- Uncertainty in the Markets
- The Congressional Impact On Equity Prices

The DIV-Net Featured Articles

- Healthcare Stocks With Growing Dividends Yeilding In Excess of 2%
- Healthcare Dividend Stocks With High Potential To Boost Growth And Hike Dividends
- Why did I sell Intel (INTC)?
- I bought these two companies recently
- BP - A cheap Oil Stock Seth Klarman Likes

Articles from D4L-News:

Hefty Dividend Yields to Keep an Eye On
The aggregate dividend payout ratio in the S&P 500 is sitting at its highest level (32%) since mid-2010 after rising for six straight quarters. So while it’s nice to get paid, investors should take care not to be too overly wowed by big-number dividend yields, as a few of them are starting to look iffy. To wit, here are three companies with juicy yields worth a deeper look...

Income Investors Should Consider These Smaller Stocks
Just because a company is small in size doesn't mean it can't offer investors a long historical track record of strong profitability and hefty dividend payments. Many small stocks, such as medical-supply distributor Owens & Minor (NYSE: OMI), are as intent on paying strong dividends as any large-cap stock. Owens & Minor bumped up its payout by 9% this year, which marked the 16th consecutive year of a dividend increase. Equally impressive in its commitment to providing returns to shareholders is...

Cheap Income Growth Stocks
Today I would like to screen the High-Dividend Achievers Index by stocks with inflation adequate yields and low price-to-earnings ratios. I prefer a ratio of the forward P/E below 15. Only 17 of 50 index members fulfilled these criteria. You can find a detailed list of these stocks attached. Two High-Yields are part of the results and five received a current buy or better rating. Banks and utilities are the dominating industries on the list. Here are the top stocks with the highest expected earnings growth...

Best Stocks for Continued Dividend Growth
The best dividend stocks are not always the ones with the highest yields. After all, a company that pays a 10% dividend today might be doing so because it paid 5% a year ago and just saw its share price cut in half. Instead of simply chasing yield, then, long-term investors should consider buying a stock based on its dividend growth potential. This will increase your personal yield over time even if the dividend yield for new money never changes much. The best dividend stocks are the ones that have a strong record of dividend growth and the potential for continued dividend increases going forward. Here are five stocks that fit that description...

Seeking Steady Dividends And Increases For The Long Term
Between games of pick-up basketball, one of my favorite players — killer jump shot — sidled over and asked me what he should do with an “extra” $10,000 he’d come into courtesy of a nice bonus. These are always difficult questions to answer. I’m never quite sure what kind of time horizon is involved, nor what the risk profile or tolerance is — and I sure don’t want to be the guy who causes people to lose money. But if safety and security is what we’re looking for — and that was a ground rule — let’s look at three I’ll present to my sharp-shooting colleague. See what you think: Chevron (CVX) Dividend yield...

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

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