Sunday, March 2, 2014

Weekly Links: March 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:

- Trade adjustment – AT&T (T) put selling roll over
- Early Retirement: What’s our Roadmap?
- Cash Secured Puts
- How to Generate an 11% Yield on Cost in 6 Years
- Ups and Down – What do you think of the market?

The DIV-Net Featured Articles:

- 13 Dividend Stocks and 3 ETFs To Balance Your Asset Allocation
- 6 Dividend Stocks Warren Buffett Added Recently To His $100 Billion Portfolio
- High Yield and Fairly Valued Dividend Stocks for High Current Income
- Recent Dividend Increases
- Brown-Forman Stock Analysis
- Why I purchased Coca-Cola Stock?

Articles from D4L-News:

Super-Safe Preferred Stocks Providing Plentiful Payouts
Preferred stocks have many of the advantages of bonds in that they trade in very tight range, they pay a regular dividend, and they are higher up in the capital stack than equity. In addition, if a company is forced to reduce dividends, it must first kill the dividend to the common stock before the preferred stock. Now, onto those preferred stocks to buy...

Dividend Stocks for Uncertain Times
The trend channel remains up for the S&P 500 SPDR (ARCA:SPY), but the lows of that channel are being tested and prior support has been broken. Caution is at minimum warranted, and given the strong prior run up, moving some funds into more conservative dividend paying utility stocks could prove prudent. Seeking income doesn't necessarily mean giving up potential upside if the stock market does move higher from here, as these stocks are showing some technically positive signals. All paying greater than 3.5% dividend yields, these stocks generally attracts investors if the stock market falls...

Consumer Staples Stocks for Fairly Priced Defense
At this stage, however, the consumer staples sector has begun to look more attractive than it has in more than a year — a potential gift for those looking for lower-risk ways to invest in stocks. Investors need to be selective in the staples group, since certain stocks — especially...

Stocks for Dividend Growth With Low Risk
The list will likely appeal to conservative investors in search of current income. We note that this group is comprised of a fairly wide range of companies, not just regulated utilities and financial institutions as per past dividend-focused screens. Not surprisingly, our list is dominated by large-cap industry leaders. Of the 25 names that made the list we have chosen to highlight...

These 6 Stocks Made The 'Top 40 Dividend Growth Stocks' For 7 Straight Years
I have been producing my Top 40 Dividend Growth Stocks since 2008. The 2014 edition is the seventh. Each year, I go through all dividend-raising stocks in the domestic universe and cull them down through screens and grading scales to identify the best ones. Of course, "best" is defined by the choices I have made to apply tests like minimum acceptable yield; minimum years of dividend growth; financial strength; and even subjective judgments about their business models. Other people with exactly the same investment goals as mine might choose different metrics or weight them differently. The following six stocks have risen to the top every year...

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

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