Sunday, March 9, 2014

Weekly Links: March 9, 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:

- March 2014 10-Year YOC CCC Rankings
- Successful Investors Demonstrate Patience
- Dividend Update - February 2014
- Why Do You Limit Your Own Potential?
- Trade exit – Safeway (SWY) closing trade (9.73% profit), merger with Albertsons and options effect

The DIV-Net Featured Articles:

- If Only I Had Known About These Dividend Stocks...
- 6 Dividend Champ's Expected To Grow Earnings By Over 15% For The Next Half Decade
- PepsiCo Dividend: Refreshing The Investor World
- The Power Of Pennies
- Stock Analysis of Colgate-Palmolive
- Separating Company Performance From Stock Performance

Articles from D4L-News:

Are Dividend Stocks a Good Bet?
The toughest problem retirees face in today’s financial markets is how to get a decent yield on our savings. In the old days we could put money in the bank, draw 5 percent interest, and live off the proceeds. Not anymore. Interest rates have actually gone up a little in the past year. But still, a 5-year Treasury bill pays only 1.6 percent interest. A 5-year bank CD offers less than 2 percent. An intermediate-term corporate bond or bond mutual fund might yield 3 percent, but bonds leave you helpless against inflation. Other investments can provide better paybacks, but there's always...

Dependable Dividend Stocks That Are Crushing the Market
A number of dividend stocks have really earned their keep in this down year for stocks — and that makes them worth watching when there’s more volatility to come. Dependable dividend stocks that are performing well in a down market have some especially attractive attributes for this uncertain investing environment. These dividend stocks tend to be more stable, for one thing. That will help your portfolio if the market keeps this up. Here are the three dependable dividend stocks that are up at least 10% year-to-date...

Ultimate Guide To Building A High-Yield Dividend Portfolio
High-yield investments are "in" more than ever before. Why? Partially it's because dividend investing is a proven method to generate good returns but also because in this era of very low interest rates, the traditional retirement investment doesn't work so well. If you were planning on investing in stocks over your working years and eventually moving to a fixed income portfolio only in order to live off of it, I've got some bad news. You'll need millions in order to survive off of 1% interest rates. So yes, dividend stocks are very popular not only by individuals but also by pension funds, institutional investors, etc. The problem is...

Top-Yielding Dividend Stocks To Combat Low Interest Rates
With interest rates near zero, short-term bonds, certificates of deposit (CDs), and other traditional income-generating investment sources are paying investors next to nothing. Case in point: 10-year government bonds currently provide an annual yield of 2.6% and 30-year Treasuries yield 3.6%. While individual high-dividend-yielding stocks do not provide the same kind of exposure or diversification as “high-dividend-yielding” ETFs do, they will provide a better annual dividend yield...

3 REIT Plays to Buy for the Dividend Yield
REITs could see even better performance given new Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s assertion on Tuesday that low interest rates make sense in the current, still-weak, economy. Yellen’s remarks indicate that while the Fed is still pursuing a policy of “quantitative easing”, it is unwilling to risk sending the economy into an interest rate shock. Here are three REIT plays to buy for the dividend yield...

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

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