Sunday, July 27, 2014

Weekly Links: July 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:

- 4 Reasons to Keep Buying Stocks Now, in a Big Bullish Market
- Weekly Purchases – 07/15 & 07/22
- Stocks of Interest - Comcast
- Portfolio overview KW 29
- Valuation in the Aerospace and Defense Sector

The DIV-Net Featured Articles:

- Why Dividend Growth Investing Is Such A Robust Investment Strategy
- Dividend Stocks With A Low P/B Ratio
- Dividend Achievers With A Strong Buy Rating
- Is Dow 17,000 Dangerously High? This Comprehensive Review May Surprise You!
- A 0% Allocation to Fixed Income?

Articles from D4L-News:

Monthly Dividend Stocks: 3 Lists To Buy And Hold In July
Quarterly, Semi-Annual and Annual dividend stockholders anxiously await announcements from a firm, fund, or analyst to learn if their next dividend will be higher, lower, or paid at all. Monthly pay stocks, funds, trusts, and partnerships inform the holder every four and one third weeks by check and/or statement. If the entity reduces or suspends a payment, the holder can sell out of the investment immediately to cut future losses. This advantage has been countered when...

Why Dividend Stocks Have Become Dangerous
Over the past five years the stocks in the SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (SDY) have posted average earnings growth of nearly 7%. Meanwhile, the stocks in the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) had annualized earnings growth of 8.7%. Yet right now you’re paying a higher price for the lower growth rate: The SPDR Dividend ETF’s trailing price earnings multiple of 18.9 is significantly higher than the 17.4 for the SPDR S&P 500 ETF. And while it makes perfect sense to pay up for a solid blue chip dividend payer, right now the price seems especially high for companies such as...

3 Dividend Stocks Delivering Income for 50-Plus Years
What’s the worst thing that can happen to dividend stocks? Is it the CEO leaving for “personal reasons”? No. Is it two bad quarters in a row? No. Is it some kind of crisis that requires it to hire a top-notch crisis PR firm? No. The worst thing that can happen to dividend stocks is a reduction in its regular payout. These Dependable Dividend Stocks have all been paying out dividends for at least 50 years...

The Best Dividend Stocks For International Investing
Assuming investors can look past the negative headlines related to the Iraqi conflict and Russian-Ukraine standoff, there are plenty of great international investments. Dividends are another great way to help control risk when investing in international markets. International dividend stocks yielding 4% are also very enticing at a time when the S&P 500 yields an average of 2%. The top 4 international dividend stocks all yield over 4%...

4 Businesses With 5%+ Yields And 25+ Years Of Consecutive Dividend Increases
The rising stock market has created fewer opportunities to find high yielding dividend stocks that are likely to continue increasing dividend payments. There are only 4 businesses that have dividend yields greater than 5% combined with 25+ years of consecutive dividend increases...

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

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