Sunday, May 18, 2014

Weekly Links: May 18, 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:

- How Sugar May Be Bad For Your Portfolio
- Early Financial Independence: The Tapering Plan (Fed Inspired)
- “Timing the market” with dividend stocks
- Using Google Docs for your Portfolio
- Buy, Write, Collect

The DIV-Net Featured Articles:

- 8 Dividend Stocks With A 15% Yield In 15 Years
- 5 Highest Yielding Long-Term Dividend Plays In A Hot Stock Market
- Chicago Bridge & Iron: A Solid Company With An “Out Of Whack” Dividend
- The Journey Home Is Bittersweet
- Stock Analysis of Chubb

Articles from D4L-News:

Store Your Cash In These 3 Self-Storage REITs
Created by Congress to allow regular Joes the ability to own commercial real estate properties, the corporate tax-structure requires that REITs kick out much of their profits back to shareholders as juicy dividends. And there are REITs that cover every spectrum of the real estate market, from apartment buildings to shopping malls. And with various positive factors — like rising M&A, continue baby-boomer downsizing and the rise of deed-restricted communities — self-storage REITs are poised to keep on growing into the future. For investors, the sector could be one of the best places to store their cash. Here are three of the best players...

Warren Buffett-Approved Dividend Stocks
Although his Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-B) (NYSE: BRK-A) shareholders don't receive a cash payout, Warren Buffett loves investing in dividend stocks. Investing in stocks that provide a stable, high dividend can secure your financial future with steady cash flow. The Berkshire portfolio is the perfect place for individual investors to research high-yield dividend stocks for potential investments. Here are the top nine...

3 Stocks Under $10 With Dividend Yields Above 11%
There is no free lunch. At least, that's what economists say. Another academic chestnut says stock prices reflect the real value of a company through the mediating magic of the market. If a company were truly undervalued, the market would find out and instantaneously drive up the price.But savvy investors know that isn't the whole story. Sometimes too-good-to-be-true investment opportunities arise as different investor preferences create undervalued opportunities. Three companies under review are both affordable and offer a handsome cash payment for your investment. All three of them come from sectors that are conventional go-tos for dividend-seeking investors...

Are Any High Quality Companies Decently Valued At The Moment?
In my recent article "What is 'Quality' in a Stock?" I identified 24 companies as high-quality using various approaches to defining quality. A reader asked whether any of them are good values at the moment. This article is meant to answer that question. There are a multitude of ways to measure valuation. In this article, I will use the following: Morningstar's star ratings, FASTGraphs' default valuations, FASTGraphs' valuations adjusted by the "normal" P/E ratio of each company. I used the approach described above for each high-quality stock from the earlier article. In a few instances, I had to eyeball the adjusted FASTGraphs' valuation, as the black price line was outside the defined ranges. The [top 5] outcomes are presented [here]...

3 Dividend Stocks Billionaire Ken Fisher Loves
When it comes to dividend investing, bigger yields aren't always better. Instead of zeroing in solely on yield, savvy investors like billionaire Ken Fisher are on the hunt for companies that back and boost their dividends. Here are three of Fisher's favorite dividend stocks that do just that...

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

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