Sunday, January 26, 2014

Weekly Links: January 26, 2014

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:

- Rising Interest Rates Can Be Good For Stocks
- Dividend Growth Investing is Brilliant
- What I Learned From Hawaii
- The markets may taper too. How are you prepared for it?
- The challenge with small cap dividends

The DIV-Net Featured Articles

- 10 Dividend Stocks Delivering The Secret To Success
- Stock Ideas From The S&P High Yield Dividend Aristocrats Index
- Consider These Two Drillers for Income and Growth
- 2013 Goals Reviewed
- Stock Analysis of PMI
- My Goals For 2014

Articles from D4L-News:

It's Time for a New Dividend Strategy
It may be time for investors to rethink their dividend strategy. Although stocks with juicy dividends (and funds focused on them) have been a great choice recently for investors frustrated by low bond yields—in some cases churning out payments yielding 4% or more and producing handsome capital gains—the good times may be nearing an end, financial professionals say. The shifting landscape doesn't mean investors have to drop dividend-oriented funds from their portfolios altogether, experts say. But those on the hunt for yield may want to be more selective about the types of investments they make to reduce their risk. Here are a few ideas...

Cheap Dividend Stocks to Buy in 2014
Dividend stocks (and even REITs) were having a great 2013 until May 22nd. The Dow Jones Composite All REIT index was up 16%, but then it all came crashing down. Was it justified for REITs to crash because of taper tantrum? In the last seven months, the Dow Jones Composite All REIT index lost 16%, erasing all gains from the first part of 2013. As aforementioned, REITs would be hardest hit by the interest rate hike that investors think is imminent. I don't believe more interest rate jumps are on the way. Janet Yellen, who will become the new Federal Reserve chairperson this February, said she supports "lower for longer (interest rates)." Two REITs for 2014...

Global Dividend Stocks For Income and Diversification
It's best to diversify your holdings not only by market size and industry but also geographically. If the U.S. economy stalls or slides, your losses could be partially offset by investments in other economies that may still be performing well. Global dividend stocks offer an extra bonus, as dividends can be quite powerful. Internationally reaped ones can be a little more complicated than domestic ones, though. More than a handful of global dividend stocks had strong performances over the past year...

Don't Be Afraid Of Utility Stocks
Do not be afraid to tiptoe into the utility sector. While the "conventional" wisdom may be to shy away from utilities during times of rising interest rates, and we are definitely in the up-cycle for future rate movements, there are opportunities for investors to become a bit more defensive in the sector. The top five Dividend Champions in the utility sector, by ROIC, are...

A Bulletproof Dividend Growth Portfolio For 2014
Studies show that individual investors usually do not perform as well as the market does. Rather than get an average 7% rate of return like the S&P 500 does over time, individuals often average only 3% annually. One study says this may be due to selling low, attributed to the fear of losing more money in a down market. Tim's hypothesis suggests that part of the reason is that investors do not have confidence in their stocks. That is, the kind of confidence that one might have in perennial performers, blue chips like...

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

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