Sunday, July 6, 2014

Weekly Links: July 6, 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:

- Are You Trying to Beat the Market?
- New Purchase
- Dividends: Growth vs Income
- Dividend payment of "C" Companies
- Outlook for July 2014

The DIV-Net Featured Articles:

- Stocks Currently Trading Below their Fair Value
- Taking A “FUN” Look At Kimberly-Clark
- 2014 Financial Goals- 2nd Quarter Update
- Dividends Are A Return Of Capital And A Return On Capital
- A Multistage Rocket Model For A Dividend Growth Stock Portfolio

Articles from D4L-News:

Many Blue-Chip Dividend Stocks Aren't Overvalued
Wright looked at 254 blue-chip dividend stocks and found that 42.9 percent have currently risen out of undervalued territory, but not into overvalued territory. That compares with an average of 30.7 percent since 1966. This metric has "statistically significant explanatory power for the market's direction over the subsequent three years," Hulbert writes. "By no means should we consider the bullish message of Wright's data to apply to the near term. For example, even if...

2 Solid BDCs to Buy Today
Just like any other sector of the stock market, there will be winners and losers. Success in these companies rests purely on the talent of its management team. The pressure to invest fresh funds is great, and the long-term winners in this sector have deft and opportunistic management teams that are aggressively putting new capital to work. That’s what’s allowing these select companies to thrive despite extraneous events...

4 Value Dividend Stocks To Put On Your Radar
I don't necessarily look for a stock with a high yield, because I like to see capital appreciation. Because the market may be correcting itself from all-time highs, I maintain that it is difficult to find good stocks these days. That's why I'm highlighting a select set of excellent value companies in my dividend portfolio, which have had ex-dividend dates or paid out a dividend during this past week or early next week that people should place on their radar...

You Won’t Find a Safer Dividend
The key for dividend investors, particularly those in retirement, is not treading too far out on the risk curve. For all the talk of high yields from MLPs and BDCs and mREITs, there’s a lot of risk in these names. While some names are safer than others, many of these stocks are tied to interest rates. Even a small rise in rates could harm the stocks. One area where you can find names that fit the bill are...

Income Investing with Dividend Stocks
When I was a stockbroker with a Wall Street firm, it was very common to make fun of investors focused on income. In the old days, many bonds came with coupons that investors clipped and then cashed. Nothing was worse than being labeled a “coupon clipper.” But with bond interest rates remaining at record lows and concern over rising inflation, investors are hungry for higher yields and have developed a keen appetite for collecting dividends. It’s about time. Dividend-paying stocks provide...

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

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