Sunday, February 16, 2014

Weekly Links: February 16, 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:

- Dividend Income Progress Update - January 2014
- Optimal Cash Allocation for Dividend Investors
- This is the Last Time You Struggle Selling Your Stocks
- 1929 Crash: Charts That Mislead Investors
- Some thoughts on the lecture

The DIV-Net Featured Articles:

- Stocks With Room To Grow Their Dividend
- Archer Daniels Midland: The World Needs To Eat
- 5 Dividend Stocks With Fresh Billion Share Buyback Programs
- Why did I purchase shares of Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI)
- Why Philip Morris International is a great buy today
- Stock Analysis of 3M
- What led me to buy Coca-Cola Stock?

Articles from D4L-News:

Watch Interest Rates for Direction of Dividend Stocks
Dividend stocks are favored in low interest rate environments because the dividend yields of many companies are higher than yields on corporate or Treasury bonds. Dividend stocks also tend to be in defensive sectors, which outperform the market during times of weakness. The stability of dividend stocks is attractive to investors, especially when equities are trading at rich valuations and are liable to fall quickly. Interest rates are projected to...

Hedged Dividend Investing For Retirement
A new study from Rob Isbitts, the founder and chief investment strategist of Sungarden Investment Research suggests that it might be possible to have your cake and eat it, too. By combining traditional investing with alternative investing, or what’s called hedged dividend investing, you can generate income and preserve capital. Plus, you can have long-term growth and liquidity and do so without having to spend a fortune on this strategy. In his study, he...

1 Buying Opportunity And 2 Value Dividend Stocks To Put On Your Radar
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...

Johnson & Johnson's Prospects in 2014
Johnson & Johnson had a strong year in 2013, but what about 2014? A rival bio-similar from Hospira threatens its largest drug by sales, Remicade. In addition, a weak medical device market has already been discussed by a company like General Electric. So, where next for Johnson & Johnson? The recent earnings results from Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) were met with a near 2% sell-off on the day. Looking into 2014, investors should focus on three things...

Dividend Stocks That Win With Higher Interest Rates
Utilities and Consumer Staples flourished in the low rate environment over the last few years, even managing to outperform almost every other sector in 2011. Now, as rates increase, investors are stampeding out of the two sectors and looking for dividend-payers that can prosper in the new environment of higher credit costs. Look for companies with high underfunded pension obligations and low payout ratios to surprise on the upside when it comes to returning shareholder cash. There is one group of stocks that could come out much stronger in a rising rate environment, those with...

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

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