Sunday, December 15, 2013

Weekly Links: December 15, 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:

- Dividends Provide a Tax-Efficient Form of Income
- All You Need To Know About Stock Splits
- Technically The Market May Be Nearing A Bottom?
- Deere & Co. Dividend Stock Analysis
- What Type of Investor Are You?

The DIV-Net Featured Articles

- Why I Don't Compare My Portfolio's Performance To The S&P 500
- My Favorite Books on Investing
- What Could Be A Bigger Boost To Your Quality Of Life Than Financial Independence?
- Wal-Mart: Fairly Valued Retail Powerhouse
- Dogs Of The Dividend Aristocrats Index
- High-Yield Dividend Achievers With 25 Years of Increases

Articles from D4L-News:

These Energy Stocks Now Yield Up To 20%
Dividend investors crave predictability. Once they lock onto payment streams, they don't want to hear about any interruptions. And if a company dares to withhold a quarterly dividend payout, then many investors simply head to the exits. I discussed this phenomenon recently with regard to Carl Icahn and his big stake in CVR Refining (NYSE: CVRR). As I noted earlier this month, CVR had a big hiccup with its third-quarter dividend, but it appears positioned to pay out $3 or $4 per unit in dividends next year. Shares trading around $22 don't begin to reflect that potential income. A bullish vote of confidence from this group...

Dividend Stocks: Equities With a Change Jar
What Kind of Dividend Stocks are Best (AKA the Safest)? The S&P 500 is comprised of 500 of the biggest companies by market cap on the American stock exchanges. Of those 500 companies, 416 pay a dividend. And of those 416, 11 companies pay out a dividend to stockholders of 5 percent or higher, and four pay 6 percent or higher...

Stocks I Like- But I Am Not Buying
I accumulate funds for investing by raising cash through various means and adding it to my quarterly dividends. I then take those funds and add shares to one of my current holdings, or start a new position. I do this, roughly, on a quarterly basis. However, I am currently sitting on some cash, but find all the stocks I am interested in expensive. Thus, I have chosen to wait until I see a better opportunity. Below, I will share the four stocks I am most interested in and why I am waiting to purchase them...

Future Trends Favor Dividend Investing
In a recent article, the headline queried, "Is Dividend Investing Doomed?" The conclusion was, "not the death of dividends" approaching, but rather, "that we could be witnessing the end of low-risk dividend investing." Nothing is further from what the history of dividend-paying stocks has been and nothing is further from what the future should bring from high yield, low-risk dividend-paying stocks such as...

Be Thankful for These 3 Dividend Stocks
First, look for companies that have strong competitive advantages, or economic moats. These solid firms will be able to keep compounding their earnings for years to come and often produce more predictable cash flows throughout the economic cycle. Second, look for a reasonable dividend-payout ratio and for signs that the dividend could grow. If returns are going to be limited by current valuations, getting more of your total return from dividends is a strategy that makes sense. Finally, pay attention to valuation to make sure you are paying a fair price. We identified a few stocks that meet the above criteria using the Morningstar Premium Stock Screener...

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

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