Sunday, June 22, 2014

Weekly Links: June 22, 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 Split That Makes Me Want More
- Companies Continue With A Heightened Focus On Share Buybacks
- Four Oversold Stocks to Buy
- A Multistage Rocket Model For A Dividend Growth Stock Portfolio
- Should I Invest in Bonds?

The DIV-Net Featured Articles:

- Dividend Investing in a Bullish Market – How You Can Make Good Investment Choices
- Recent Dividend Increases
- The Not-So Secrets Of The Rich
- Medtronic-A Lesson On Reasonableness Despite New Highs
- The Perfect Dividend Stock

Articles from D4L-News:

3 Stocks With Small Dividends, But Huge Dividend Growth Rates
Stocks with high dividend yields are great for people who need regular returns on their investment, such as retirees who are living off their dividends. However, for someone like me, with a longer investment horizon, a high dividend growth rate might be more attractive. In this article I will be examining three stocks that match the following criteria: 1. Low current yield: Dividend yield < 1.5%, 2. High dividend growth rate: Dividend increase of at least 100% over the past 5 years and 3. Low payout ratio: Under 50%...

2 Dividend Stocks That Are Great for Retirees
Prior to retirement, the goal is to build and accumulate wealth. This is often done by favoring growth stocks. Some great examples of these are Tesla Motors, 3D Systems, and LinkedIn. All three of these companies are still early in their corporate lives. If they're technologies and services continue to take hold, they could end up being significantly larger than they are today. By contrast, if they don't, then they could easily go out of business. Stocks that are great for retirement aren't necessarily good for someone who's trying to build wealth. Lest there be any doubt about this...

The Case for Investing in High-Quality Stocks
What's "high quality"? Like so many investment terms, it suffers from imprecision. Almost everyone seems to define high-quality companies slightly differently, but healthy profit margins and low debt are always common threads. Leuthold's current high-quality list includes such sturdy stocks as...

These Hidden Risks in Your Dividend Stocks Could Ruin You
Dividend stocks have been highly fashionable for about five years, as stock market volatility has shaken investor confidence and as rock-bottom rates at the U.S. Federal Reserve have slashed yields across the board. But there is a fundamental misunderstanding among investors that dividend stocks are inherently safe. They are not. Here are three big risks in dividend stocks that most investors either aren’t aware of, or that they are simply ignoring at their own peril...

6 Undervalued Dividend Stocks Trading Below Their Graham Number
Dividend stocks have had a tepid year , to say the least. They've underperformed the stock market as a whole in 2014-a far cry from the days of 2012 when investors flocked to them as a way to get better returns. In the event that dividend stocks have underperformed enough to become attractive again, we decided to see if we could find any that were trading at a discount. So we started off with a universe of over 400 dividend-paying US stocks. We then screened those companies for stocks trading at a heavy discount to their Graham Number, a figure derived by Benjamin Graham which tries to asses a fair price for a stock based on its earnings and book value...

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

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