Sunday, December 22, 2013

Weekly Links: December 22, 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:

- Leveraged dividend growth investing
- Dividends Aren't Evil
- Weekly Purchases - DE, BBL, WFC
- Can’t Find Anything to Buy? Consider These Dividend Growth Stocks!
- Church & Dwight (CHD) Dividend Stock Analysis
- The Four Horsemen of the Financial Independence Fighter
- Should I increase my debt?

The DIV-Net Featured Articles

- The 2013 Elite Dividend Stocks List
- Cisco Systems (CSCO): Position Increase By 44 Percent
- Aflac: Still Cheap Despite The Recent Price Run-Up
- Recent Dividend Increases
- Stock Analysis of Becton Dickinson
- A Small-Cap Dividend Growth Stock With A 4.5% Yield To Consider

Articles from D4L-News:

Ride The Bull When He's Running With Cheap Dividend Stocks
The S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average both closed last week just below fresh highs hit on Thursday, and the Nasdaq finished out the week at a 13-year high, trading above 4,000 for the first time since September 2000. Renewed strength in small caps lends credibility to the bullish moves, with the Russell 2000 outpacing larger stocks and finishing the week at a new high. Since July 11, 2012, our 230 dividend stock picks and subsequent sell recommendations have produced a total return of...

Should You Worry About A Dividend Stock Bubble
Marc Lichtenfeld: As every investor knows, dividend stocks have been hot for years. Since the market bottomed in March 2009, the Dow Jones Select Dividend Index is up 226%, versus 171% for the S&P 500. And lately, the idea of a market bubble has been gaining momentum. Alex demolished the notion of a broad-market bubble on Friday. I agree completely. Yet questions persist about the prospect of a dividend stock bubble. Perhaps because dividends have outperformed the broader market, some worry that...

Overbought Dividend Stocks You Should Place On Your Radar
I don't necessarily look for a stock with a high yield because I like to see capital appreciation. Because the market is still at all-time highs I maintain that it is difficult to find good stocks these days. That's why I'm highlighting a select set of excellent value companies in my dividend portfolio, which have had ex-dividend dates or paid out a dividend during this past week or early next week that people should place on their radar...

Three Great Dividend Stocks for Income Investors
Income investors prefer sustainable dividend-paying defensive companies that provide products and services that consumers buy regardless of the state of the economy. Those companies should have global leading positions in the industry, a decent dividend yield, and a reasonable payout ratio. Here are the three world-class consumer goods companies that fit all those criteria above...

The Future of Dividend Investing
Searching for yield in unlikely places has been an effective strategy for investors looking to gain exposure outside of the classic reliable income sectors such as utilities, healthcare or consumer staples. Social needs have a way of shaping investor demand; and as the ever-burgeoning population of retirees shifts from a growth mentality to an income philosophy, there are several innovative products that could very well shape the future of dividend investing...

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

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