Sunday, May 11, 2014

Weekly Links: May 11, 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:

- Window Dressing the dividend collectors Depot
- Dividend Investing During the Financial Crisis
- A Look at a New Dividend Investing Strategy
- Dividend Payers Now Outperforming In 2014 And A Look At Mega Caps
- Dividend Income Update – April 2014

The DIV-Net Featured Articles:

- First Quarter 2014: Top And Bottom Performing Dividend Stocks
- Merger And Takeover Rumors In The Drug Industry - These Are The Best Dividend Yields To Catch!
- U.S. Bancorp: Don’t Forget About This Fair Valued Bank
- My First $10,000 Investment
- 12 Dividend Growth Stocks Raising Distributions
- What’s The Bigger Sacrifice: Living Below Your Means Or Working For Most Of Your Life?

Articles from D4L-News:

Preferred Stocks With Eye-Popping Yields
Preferred stocks — one of my favorite sources of high yield — were really discovered en masse by investors just a few years ago. Or, maybe people just finally caught wise to the fact that preferred stocks offer really great dividends that are given preference over common dividends if a cash crunch should hit a company. It’s usually not a good idea to chase yield, but when it comes to preferred stocks, there are times that it isn’t a terrible idea when the payouts are so darn attractive. Here are a few preferred shares to consider...

5 Dividend Stocks Yielding More Than 5%
High-yield dividend stocks are not all created equal. If you’re an investor seeking income, you’re also frequently seeking stability, and stocks that boast massive dividend yields can also pose a big risk to your portfolio. Here are five solid dividend stocks, all with yields north of 5% but also with a good measure of stability...

You Simply Can't Ignore Dividend Stocks in Today's Market
The figures from S&P Dow Jones Indices showed a truly staggering number of dividend stocks making increases to their distributions. Fully 1,078 stocks upped their dividends last quarter, toppling a record that had stood for 35 years and representing a 14% increase from last year's first quarter. By contrast, only 102 companies cut or suspended their dividends, which was 27% fewer than in the year-ago quarter. Investors should continue to look to...

3 Mispriced Dividend Growth Stocks
In this article, I will be screening for dividend growth companies that I believe are mispriced, fundamentally strong, and undervalued. For my search, I will be using the screener to construct my initial list of mispriced and fundamentally strong companies. Below the criteria are in sections based on the reason why I included them as part of the screen. After I have my initial list, I will be doing a DCF [Discounted Cash Flow] calculation of those companies to see which are currently trading at a discount to fair value, as well as looking at dividend growth and stability. I believe...

High-Yield Stocks on the Road Less Traveled
One of the benefits of quantitative easing was that as bond yields cratered, it required me to hunt down other yield opportunities for both myself and for readers. Still, the hunt has led me to some interesting discoveries, some of which involved creative or specialty lending firms, real estate investment trust hybrids, and closed-end funds I usually don’t look at. None of those asset classes are your regular rank-and-file stocks, but then, neither are their dividend yields. So, let’s take a look at three of these high-yielding stocks, and the wrinkles that make them tick...

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

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