Sunday, April 20, 2014

Weekly Links: April 20, 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:

- Purchase of BASF
- When to sell your dividend stocks?
- The Top 20 Most Powerful Dividend Stocks to Buy Now
- Dow Dogs Are Front Of The Pack
- Giving up on Financial Goals?

The DIV-Net Featured Articles:

- Who Owns The Top Dividend Stocks?
- 5 Long-Term Dividend Growth Stocks To Stay Hedged In A Market Correction
- Dividend Income Update: March 2014
- Break In Case Of Emergency
- Stock Analysis of Altria Group

Articles from D4L-News:

5 Utility Stocks Paying A Dividend Of 5% Or Higher
Measuring the value of utility stock involves more than just looking at its dividend yield. Operating margins tell investors how flexible the company is to pricing changes - the higher margin, the better. Utilities though, are debt-laden companies, which makes them very sensitive to interest rate changes. A good way of analyzing a company's ability to finance debt is through the Weighted Average Cost of Capital [WACC]. This figure will tell you what kind of return the company needs to make on capital expenditures to make up for the borrowing cost. The following are 5 utility stocks with high dividends, operating margin, its associated debt load, and WACC...

3 Dividend Stocks You Can Hold Forever
There are some products that people just can't live without. Most think of these as food and household goods but I would also add things like cigarettes and real estate to the list. Growth may not be as fast in these mature markets, but buying the best-of-breed companies will help ensure that your investment grows consistently over time...

3 Great Canadian Dividend Stocks Even Americans Should Own
I’m an American, but I can’t help but be drawn to some of Canada’s best dividend-paying stocks. It’s not that we don’t have our share of great dividend payers on my side of the border. However, what we don’t have in America is the vast wealth of natural resources that Canada possesses, which makes it easier for Canadian companies to transfer that natural wealth from the earth to investors. With that in mind, here are the top Canadian dividend stocks that I think investors on both sides of the border should consider putting in their portfolio...

European Dividend Stocks to Buy
European stocks are also much cheaper than American equities, based on the most recent cyclically adjusted P/E ratio figures. According to data just released by Meb Faber’s Idea Farm, Ireland, Austria, Italy, Spain, the U.K. and France all trade at CAPEs of 8.4 to 14.4. The U.S. market trades hands at a CAPE of 25.4. The combination of cheaper valuations and a more favorable monetary regime should make European stocks the better bet over the next several years. So with that said, today I’m going to recommend three solid European dividend stocks that I expect will generate significantly better total returns than the S&P 500. European Dividend Stocks to Buy...

5 Cheap Dividend Stocks to Buy
There’s an even stronger case to made for cheap stocks that pay competitive dividends. Not only do they possess the attributes cited above, but they offer a steady stream of better-than-average income at a time when yields is awfully hard to come by. With that in mind, here are five of the best cheap dividend stocks you can buy — four of which trade for less than $10, and one that’s just some pocket change more...

The Biggest Dividends Aren’t Necessarily the Best
But in September, the mood of investors apparently changed: The fund flows reversed, according to Jeff Tjornehoj, head of Americas research at Lipper, and cash flowed out of these funds late last year and early this year. But low-growth, high-dividend stocks can become overvalued. “The biggest concern with dividend investing is when people...

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