Sunday, March 23, 2014

Weekly Links: March 23, 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:

- Gaslog is on Fire
- Analyzing Dividend Stocks with Vitaliy Katsenelson's Quality, Valuation, Growth Framework
- How to Calculate Your New Vodafone (VOD) Cost Basis
- Learn to Think For Yourself: Become a Great Investor
- 3 Dividend Stocks With Growth Potential

The DIV-Net Featured Articles:

- High Yield, High Risk Dividend Stocks
- 5 High-Yield Dividend Champs For Yield Hungry Income Investors
- Dividend Income Update: February 2014
- Why did I purchase shares of General Electric (GE)
- General Mills Raises Dividends
- Three Stocks On My Watch List

Articles from D4L-News:

Are These 15%-Plus Dividend Yields Safe?
The trick with high-yield dividend stocks is that they sound great on the surface, but they can be oh so dangerous … and the high yield could actually be the warning sign. High dividend yields can often be a product of a severely reduced stock price, and while quick dips can happen on market sentiment, monster gaps down usually happen for a reason. Also, sometimes that dividend yield isn’t sustainable … so drawing a 15% yield from a dividend stock is small consolation if the company either cuts the dividend or loses more than 15% in market cap in a hurry. Today, we’re looking at three dividend stocks with sky-high dividend yields to see whether they’re safe...

Under-the-Radar Dividend Growth Stocks
These five companies are not among the most renowned dividend names. They don´t have huge yields or spectacular track records of more than 100 years paying recurrent dividends like the most popular dividend stocks. On the other hand, they have the fundamental quality to reward investors with materially growing capital distributions in the long term, and that makes them solid candidates for a dividend growth portfolio...

3 Dividend Stocks For Retirement
Here, we will look at 3 companies (two large-caps, one small-cap) with a strong cash flow history and the ability to maintain stable stock values even during bear-market downturns. One common theme that should be seen in this list is the fact that these companies are well-managed and produce essential products. These stocks offer investors the opportunity to generate long-term gains, reduce risk, and avoid external market shocks in structuring a portfolio that can support you into retirement...

Dividend Investing Works: Here’s The Proof
We’re coming up to a year and a half since the launch of my Strategy Lab model dividend portfolio, so this seems like an appropriate time to review its performance. I’m pleased to report that the portfolio is performing as I had hoped. My goal at the outset was to assemble a group of companies that would pay me a growing income stream, and that is precisely what has happened. At inception, the portfolio paid...

2 Safe Dividend Stocks For An Aging Bull Market
Investors may want to look to ideas from the business cycle for sectors that could perform well in the latter stages of the bull market but are not as negatively exposed to rising rates. During the latter stages of the business cycle, sales growth slows and inflationary pressures start to increase. The slower sales growth drives a build in inventory and profit margins come down. Strong balance sheets with solid outlooks...

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

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