Sunday, February 2, 2014

Weekly Links: February 2, 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:

- The Warren Buffett Argument Against Paying Dividends
- Why Should I Become a DIY Investor?
- Bullish Investor Sentiment Continues Its Decline
- Todd Wenning on Finding Differentiated Dividend Ideas
- Sell - Nextera Energy (NEE)

The DIV-Net Featured Articles

- We Were Dividends, Before Dividends Were Cool
- Credit Card Companies: Poised To Continue Their Charge
- 8 Impressive Dividend Aristocrats With Good Yields For 2014
- Why did I sell Intel (INTC)?
- Is Target Low Enough To Buy?
- Why did I purchase Omega Healthcare Investors Inc (OHI) shares?

Articles from D4L-News:

Nice Dividend Paying Stocks Offering Some Safety For An Unsure 2014
The stock market has been surging, and the bulls have been feasting while the bears appear to have been kept in check. Despite this optimism, many investors are starting to wonder if 2014 will eventually lead to some profit taking that will be hard to resist. The following five stocks are worth taking a look at to help diversify any portfolio...

3 Stocks That Deliver Dividends — Plus Growth
If you need to generate income, it’s entirely possible to get the best of both worlds: companies that pay steady dividends and deliver growth to boot. Think this is just another too-good-to-be-true story? Think again. Here are three stocks that do just that...

3 Of The Safest Dividend Stocks For Retirees
Safety is still extremely important in retirement investing, even if you have to reach for higher yields. I have found that a lot of people think that their investing strategies have to get more complicated as they look for higher rates of growth and dividends. This could not be further from the truth. As with any smart portfolio of stocks, you need to spread your investments over several industries and sectors. This will help avoid a big drop in portfolio value due to any negative headlines within a specific group. Three strong choices to start...

Maintaining A Tactical Exposure To REITs And Other Dividend Paying Stocks
There are many reasons that investors should consider owning REIT shares today. As Thomas Bohjalian, Executive VP and Portfolio Manager at Cohen & Steers, wrote in a recent white paper: "The recent pull back in shares of real estate investment trusts has created an attractive entry point, in our view, as many high-quality companies are now trading for less than the value of their underlying properties. We expect REITs' performance profile to improve in 2014, as the benefits of a strengthening economy should outweigh headwinds from higher Treasury yields." A few examples include...

3 Healthy Dividend Stocks
One REIT subsector feeling the heat is triple-net lease. This group leases properties to renters willing to take on virtually all of the costs of maintaining the buildings, even including taxes! And the lease agreements are usually long term in nature, sometimes reaching the 20- and 30-year levels. So the REITs here tend to be very reliable...

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

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