Sunday, April 27, 2014

Weekly Links: April 27, 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:

- Why China is about to Crash Your Portfolio this Year
- What’s The Bigger Sacrifice: Living Below Your Means Or Working For Most Of Your Life?
- What Do I Think Will Happen With Stocks When They Stop Quantitative Easing?
- 2014 Goals - 1st Quarter Update
- What Early Financial Independence Means to Me

The DIV-Net Featured Articles:

- Dividend Stocks Headed In The Right Direction
- 6 Low Beta And High Yield Dividend Stock Ideas
- Johnson Controls: Back To Consistency?
- Three Reasons I’m Not Worried About Healthcare Costs In Early Retirement
- Why I Only Buy Companies That Consistently Pay And Raise Dividends
- Why I read Dividend Mantra every day

Articles from D4L-News:

Tough Year for REITs Makes These 3 Stocks Great Buys
It's a scary world for investors in real estate investment trusts, which face a potentially difficult future due to the looming prospect of rising interest rates. For any stocks whose business models are reliant on debt financing within their capital structures (as REITs are), the onset of higher interest rates likely means higher interest expenses. However, despite headwinds in the past year due to rising rates, high-quality REITs like...

High-Yield Dividend Stocks Insiders Love
High-yield dividend stocks are attractive to investors because the regular payouts provide a good hedge against principle losses via share price declines. And broadly, any company that pays a decent dividend very likely has a strong balance sheet because you can’t support a robust payment to shareholders without the cash flow to back it up. So what happens when you wed the two worlds of high-yield dividend stocks and companies that are largely held by insiders? You find some very stable companies with impressive income potential. Here are five such dividend stocks to keep an eye on...

Investors Flock to Dividend Stocks
Many analysts predict that economic growth shrank to under 2 percent in the first quarter from 2.6 percent in the fourth quarter. "We're giving more weight to dividends, just because we don't really see the engines of [economic] growth there," Scott Armiger, chief investment officer at Christiana Trust, told The Wall Street Journal. "A sustainable dividend puts a floor under the price of the stock." Among the winners are...

Leveraged, High-Income Portfolio Yielding 14%
Investors continue to look for high yield. As recently as today, Mohamed El-Erian makes this observation and discusses some of the rationale in his blog entry on The Exchange. He attributes the quest for yield, almost any type of yield, to low economic volatility combined with low inflation which minimizes the risk of disruptively sharp economic fluctuations. The ETN is currently yielding about 14% (including April's pending distribution). Combined with the price return of 9.7% this represents an annualized total return of 43% since its December 2013 inception...

Top Dividend Stocks Yielding 5 Percent Or More published an article highlighting the 287 stocks of all sizes that currently offer a dividend above 5%. The list includes high-yielding dividend stocks of all types, including large cap, mid cap, small cap and micro cap U.S. stocks, real estate investment trusts (REITs), master limited partnerships (MLPs), American Depository Receipts (ADRs), and Exchange-Traded Products (both ETFs and ETNs). High-yielding U.S. large cap dividend stocks are led by...

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

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