Sunday, October 6, 2013

Weekly Links: October 6, 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):

- Two dividend paying stocks to consider today
- Stan “The Man” Musial, Dividend Stock Investing, And The Inner Drive
- Government Shutdown: Time To Buy Or Sell Stocks?
- An Investment in Johnson & Johnson
- Comprehensive Tax Guide for Investors

The DIV-Net Featured Articles

- Why We Are Dividend Growth Investors
- Top Dogs of the Dow Jones Index
- How To Calculate The Intrinsic Value Of Your Common Stocks: Part 1
- Warren Buffett Isn't Excited About Buying Stocks Right Now, Should You Be?
- Two Interesting Companies Raising Dividends For Investors
- Chevron: Growth From Australian LNG

Articles from D4L-News:

Top Stocks Growing Their Dividends Well Above Inflation
Dividend investors would be wise to focus not just on a stock's current yield, but also on the long-term growth potential of its dividends. That's because strong businesses that consistently raise their dividend payouts reward shareholders with a steadily rising income stream that essentially equates to a raise every year. And, well, who doesn't like a raise? With that in mind, here are five stocks that have grown their dividends significantly above the rate of inflation in the last year...

Top Dividend Stocks That Bruce Berkowitz Buys
Bruce Berkowitz is a well-known guru investor. He is a hedge fund manager who cares about $7.69 billion in his asset management vehicle Fairholme Capital Management. Within the recent quarter, Bruce made nine asset transactions of which six pay dividends. Financial stocks dominate his asset strategy. Around 68 percent of his total assets have a relationship to the financial sector. Here are the latest dividend stock buys from Bruce Berkowitz...

A Pair of Hot Dividend-Paying Stocks
Owning stocks that pay super-sized dividends when the market is trending higher is a powerful way to get free portfolio insurance in case the market takes a breather. We don't know what will happen next, albeit in the same way the Las Vegas Sands (LVS_) prospers we do our best to gain an edge and let the law of averages work in our favor. I researched and found stocks that are not only notable dividend payers, but promising buys right now. Here are what I found...

High-Yield Dividend Stocks for the Fall
One thing that never changes is the power of a long-term investing strategy based on high-yield dividend stocks. Thanks to a steady stream of income provided by regular and growing dividend payments, investors can be guaranteed some kind of cash, even if the markets hit a rough spot. And coupled with a rock-solid business that isn’t going away, these investments always withstand the market’s ups and downs over the long haul. If you’re looking high-yield dividend stocks to both protect you from near-term volatility and grow your retirement nest egg long-term, then consider these five investments...

Reliable Dividend Stocks You Can Count On
Stock markets have been on a tear ever since the Federal Reserve initiated its first round of quantitative easing in late 2008. Since early 2009, the S&P 500 has climbed more than 150% and is up roughly 17.5% year-to-date. But the Federal Reserve can’t print money and keep interest rates artificially low forever. Once the Federal Reserve sees enough data pointing to a sustained economic recovery (unemployment, housing prices, inflation, etc.), it’ll begin to taper off. Regardless of what the Federal Reserve decides to do, there remain a large number of reasonably priced stocks with attractive yields worth considering...

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

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