Sunday, May 4, 2014

Weekly Links: May 4, 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:

- The importance of yield on cost
- New Trades, rollovers and adjustments (TASR, GG, CG,), speeding to early retirement
- The investments that got away…
- I Reached $10,000 in Forward Dividends!!
- Sell In May and Go Away?

The DIV-Net Featured Articles:

- Don't Touch These 5 Dividend Stocks!
- Grow Your Dividend Income Now...With These Cheaply Valuated Dividend Stocks
- The Buckle: Something “Special” For Your Portfolio
- Two High-Yielding Opportunities Still Available At Cheap Prices
- Procter & Gamble and Johnson & Johnson Raise Dividends Again
- Recent Dividend Increases

Articles from D4L-News:

3 Stable Dividend Stocks to Buy
Many of the most stable dividend stocks have been seriously overbought in recent years by investors seeking a safe haven from tough economic times. But there are still some stable, yet affordable stocks that offer an attractive dividend yield. Here are three stable, dividend stocks that should keep running strong for a while longer and would make great additions to any retirement portfolio...

Top-Performing Utility Dividend Stocks
We looked further into XLU’s top holdings, and came up with these top 5 utility stocks, all of which are large cap dividend paying stocks. Another common feature is that they all have somewhat lower forward P/E’s, meaning that their earnings should improve in their next fiscal year.

High-Yield, Large-Cap Dividend Stocks to Buy
Income is only half of the equity-income equation. That’s why we searched for dependable large-cap stocks sporting dividend yields of at least 5%. Furthermore, these dividend stocks had to outperform the S&P 500′s total 1-year return of 21% by at least 5 percentage points. That left us with dividend stocks that have been total return monsters. Between dividends and share-price performance, these stocks have put up market-crushing gains and could very well have more to come...

Three Dividend Stocks in Bullish Trends
One of my favorite trading strategies is to buy a high-yield dividend stock that's in an overall bull trend when it experiences a pullback. Here are three examples. These companies have reliable dividends, are in a bull trend and are dipping in price. They also have other qualities that warrant your consideration.

How These 2 Monster Dividend Stocks Work
There's nothing greater than a company that pays you cold hard cash. A strong dividend is the way into this investor's heart, and if you're like me, you'll love mortgage real estate investment trusts, or mREITs. REITs were created in 1960 to give the everyday investor an opportunity to invest in real estate. To qualify as a REIT, 75% of the company's assets must consist of real estate investments, and the company must distribute 90% of its earnings to shareholders. By doing so, REITs are generally not subject to federal or state corporate taxes. Because of this, many of today's mREITs like...

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

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