Sunday, January 5, 2014

Weekly Links: January 5, 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:

- Is the End of Dividend Investing Coming?
- The Volatile Bullish Sentiment Measure Experiences Significant Decline
- Dividends Aren't Evil
- Can’t Find Anything to Buy? Consider These Dividend Growth Stocks!
- My investing Strategy – part 1

The DIV-Net Featured Articles

- High-Yield Managed Distribution Policy Funds
- Stanley Black & Decker: Powering Its Way Toward Fair Value
- Recent Dividend Increases
- Stock Analysis of Kellogg Company
- Kinder Morgan Inc Stock Analysis
- Consistency Is My Superpower
- Helpful Resources in Analyzing Stocks
- Embracing Consumerism For the Holidays

Articles from D4L-News:

Best Dividend Stocks For 2014
Rock-bottom interest rates have left investors hungry for income-producing securities. That has led to a surge in the popularity of dividend stocks. No doubt investors will continue to seek out the best dividend stocks in 2014. Here are three attractive companies each growing their dividends and boasting price-to-earnings ratios near or below that of the overall stock market...

The Only 4 Dividend Stocks You’ll Ever Need
Don’t be fooled into thinking you should buy a stock just because it’s a dividend stock. There are plenty of dividend stocks out there, but only a few are worth owning. Some dividend stock may pay 15%, but if it isn’t sustainable or it fluctuates, then you’re buying into more risk than you probably should. If you’re going to hold dividend stocks in a long term diversified portfolio, then you’ll want to hold dividend stocks that have not only paid dividends, but paid them for a long time and have been consistently increasing them. These four dividend stocks are solid stocks with a long history of increasing their dividends...

Dividend Growth Investors Are Perhaps Doing It All Right
A recent article by SA contributor Mr. Nelson Smith caught our attention and perhaps the attention of a lot of Dividend Growth Investors [DGI] on Seeking Alpha. The comments section in that article is an evidence of it. Mr. Smith's main argument is that investors might be over paying for dividend growth giants like Coca-Cola (KO), McDonald's (MCD), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and that dividend growth investors should look beyond these well known names. Sure, there is nothing wrong with diversification but why would so many investors stick with these companies through good times and bad? We present a few reasons below...

The Triple Margin Of Safety Approach To Dividend Investing
This is an article that discusses a strategy going forward that hedges your bets, segregating your assets into three different piles, each of which provide you a different kind of margin of safety going forward. It is a combination of value investing, high-quality blue chip investing at a reasonable price, and holding cash. Following this strategy gives you a margin of safety in three ways: price paid, quality and the flexibility and autonomy that comes with having cash on hand...

Sure-Fire Dividend Stocks to Buy
When it comes to buying stocks with yield power, a lot of investment pros like to get a little tricky. By tricky, I mean trying to buy all kinds of exotic high-yield assets such as energy Master Limited Partnerships, real estate investment trusts, private equity partnerships, etc. Now, I’m not against these securities, as many have proven to be big winners in 2013. What I am against is advisors shunning the tried-and-true, sure-fire dividend stocks that have proven to deliver consistently over the years, both on the yield front and in terms of capital appreciation. The way I see it, there’s nothing sexier than...

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

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