Sunday, October 20, 2013

Weekly Links: October 20, 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):

- Six Confident Dividend Increases Despite Government Turmoil
- Market Looking Oversold But What Is The Catalyst
- A Balanced Portfolio (Own it ALL!)
- Can you over diversify?
- You Need Five Dividend Investments That Will Be Untouchable Your Entire Life

The DIV-Net Featured Articles

- Dividend Stocks For The Ultimate In Deferred Gratification
- Top Yielding And Undervalued Stocks With A Predictable Business
- What Is The Correct Discount Rate To Use?
- Generate Oil Dividends with Exxon Mobil (XOM)
- Stock Analysis of Accenture
- Aflac: Still Undervalued, Still with Risk

Articles from D4L-News:

Tips For New Dividend Investors
Of primary importance for new DIY investors is the need to understand that dividend payments are a distribution of company profits back to their shareholders. Dividend payments are typical of more mature companies who hope to make up for less movement in their stock price with these quarterly payments whereas growth oriented companies will plow their profits back into company (in the form of research and development or new facilities) to drive their stock valuation higher. Trading Fees Can Rob Profits - Here’s some advice on buying and selling that I learned the hard and expensive way...

High Yield Vs. Dividend Growth
I decided to compare and contrast high yield no growth, low yield good growth, and very low yield fast growth stock portfolios. I hold Dividend Growth stocks as well as riskier high yield stocks in my portfolio. I try to diversify among industry, yield, growth, etc. I am overweight in certain areas but like to have at least one bite of each cookie. I have the allocation specifically to hit a certain portfolio yield. There are reasons for a high yield portfolio...

The Best Dividend-Paying Stock List
At the beginning of each month I screen the market with my best dividend-paying stock screening criteria which are listed below. I believe that it makes sense to observe the market by good valuated long-term growth stocks. For sure many of the results are lucky strikes, companies that have had an extraordinary good financial strength and growth due to a fantastic business environment. But the developments are not sustainable. But sometimes there are new ideas on my list like Herbalife or recently the weapon maker Sturm & Ruger. Those were corporate stocks in special situations. Twenty-eight companies are part of the best dividend-paying stock list for October 2013. The top pick is still...

How to Tell Whether Your Stock’s Dividend Is Sustainable
It’s always good when a company decides to distribute its profits to shareholders in the form of a dividend, and it’s especially nice when that payout translates to a healthy yield. But for investors — especially young ones looking for long-term income investments — the sustainability of said dividend is paramount. Let’s break down the data that can help you decide whether a stock’s dividend can keep chugging along or if a cut is on the horizon. We’ll also shed some light on a few important exceptions. The quickest back-of-the-napkin calculation to decide whether a dividend is sustainable is...

Cheap Income Stocks Everyone Should Own
Specifically I looked for income stocks that pay a decent dividend yield, trade at a reasonable price-to-book-value and have a solid balance sheet with plenty of cash on hand to pay the bills. I added a criteria of dividend growth potential, as the key component for income investors right now is buying a stream of cash flows that grow along with their needs year by year. I found a handful of stocks that make a lot of sense from an income and value perspective for long-term 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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