Sunday, December 1, 2013

Weekly Links: December 1, 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 you might find interesting:

- Why Warren Buffett purchased Exxon Mobil stock?
- The Only Real Way to Find the Intrinsic Value of a Stock
- Is Clorox a Buy?
- An Investment in Deere & Co.
- Would Money Change You?

The DIV-Net Featured Articles

- Higher Yielding Stocks With A Low Dividend Payout Ratio
- The Safest Dividend Paying Corporates In America
- How I Explain Amazon’s Stock Performance

Articles from D4L-News:

Profitable, High-Yielding Stocks to Buy and Hold for Years
In today's market of historically low interest rates, quality yield plays are hard to find. Sure, you can find stocks whose share prices have gotten crushed and offer high dividend yields, but those dividends are in danger of being slashed due to questionable fundamentals. That's why finding companies that pay high -- and, more importantly, safe -- yields is extremely difficult. Even after the post-jobs-report rally in the bond market, 10-year Treasuries still yield just 2.75%. A stock market soaring to new highs hasn't helped income seekers either; the S&P 500 index offers just a 2% yield. As a result, for the right mix of yield and sustainability, look to these three stocks with easy-to-understand businesses and familiar brands...

Great Dividend Stocks for Retirement
It’s hard to beat telecommunications stocks for retirement income, especially the bluest of the blue chips, because they aren’t going away — and hold the promise of market-beating returns over the long haul. Yes, they’re slow-growth businesses and fairly boring stocks, but...

REITs Every Dividend Investor Should Buy
We’ve seen this show before, and we already know how it ends. It appears that we’ve fallen into a repeating cycle: 1. Fed announces that quantitative easing will continue indefinitely, so long as the employment picture is weak. 2. Yields fall and the prices of income investments drift higher. 3. A positive blip of economic data causes investors to panic, fearing that tapering is imminent. 4. Yields soar and the prices of income investments plummet. and 5. Fed clarifies that economy is still weak … and reiterates step one. Regardless, my income strategy is the same. I am opportunistically picking up shares of REITs that are raising their dividends whenever I see a selloff. Here are three favorites, including a couple held in Sizemore Capital client accounts...

The Pitfalls Of High Yield Stocks
High yield stocks can lure the unwary investor into a sort of financial honey trap which follows the deceptive logic that ‘if a little is good, more must be better.’ The ‘yield’ in question is dividend yield. There is no question that a well-chosen selection of dividend-paying stocks can be an asset to any portfolio: Studies have shown that companies that pay dividends have more reliable...

Get the Most Out of Your Dividend Stocks
Dividends used to be some boring little sideshow that only retirees paid any attention to. Most stock investors would purchase companies for capital gains, not dividends. The objective used to be to buy a stock low, sell it high, and pocket the difference as a capital gain, which in most locales enjoys tax discounts over dividends. But when interest rates were cut to all-time lows in late 2008 at the onset of the worst economic crisis in a generation, the investment climate changed. Stocks weren’t appreciating. You could be holding...

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

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