Sunday, October 26, 2014

Weekly Links: October 26, 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:

- 9 Stocks Sending A Strong Message With Higher Dividends
- United Technologies Corp. Has A Strong Balance Sheet And Excellent Free Cash Flow
- Parker-Hannifin
- List of Top 50 Equity Securities
- Seasonal Investing
- Recent Buy: AVA
- Time in the market is more important than timing the market

The DIV-Net Featured Articles:

- Buy And Hold Is Not Buy And Forget
- Do We Have A Stock Market Bubble And Will It Burst?
- 9 Dividend Stocks That Tenfold Sales
- Two Insurance Stocks On My Radar
- Visa: High Dividend Growth Stock To Consider
- How to use a Margin of Safety when Investing

Articles from D4L-News:

2 Tried-and-True Dividend Stocks to Buy Today
Your next step should always be to make sure it can justify the high yield — whether it can support future payouts at the same (or higher) level based on what I would call high-quality business fundamentals. In other words, there’s a lot of trust in the management team and plenty of confidence in their strategy, which is absolutely essential. Here are two such stocks that have a 20-plus year dividend history AND are able to support the high payout with strong earnings and organic growth...

Get A 10% Raise Each Year With These 5 Stocks
Wouldn't it be great if every year of your working life you received a salary increase of greater than 10%? Considering that the average yearly raise is closer to the inflation rate of about 3%, a 10% increase would be highly unusual on any given year, but to receive such a large increase every year of your working life would be truly incredible. All five of these stocks were deemed to pass the criteria for reliability in that each stock increased the dividend each year, including in the Great Recession years...

Highest Rated S&P Preferred Stocks
Often, the high yields of preferred stocks are greater than or equal to those of junk bonds and carry less risk. That’s why I like preferred stock. Here are the top three rated preferred stocks. Let’s look at them and the underlying businesses to see if they might be right for your portfolio...

3 High-Yield Energy MLPs to Buy Now
While REITs are required to distribute 90% of their income to shareholders, MLPs are only required to distribute the amounts set forth in the partnership agreement — although they can (and often do) increase that amount. The lion’s share of high-yielding MLPs can be found in the energy sector, so let’s look at a few choices for those looking to tap the partnership well for income...

3 Tempting Dividend Stocks Investors Might Want to Avoid
Dividend investing has long been a haven for investors who want to receive a reliable stream of income rather than wait for capital gains to materialize. Having those dividends deposited in your account each quarter alleviates concerns that you might have to sell stock at the wrong moment in order to generate income. Instead, you keep on collecting dividends even when the market is down. Unfortunately, investors sometimes forget that not all dividend stocks are created equal. As tempting as it may be to zero in on the yields offered by...

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

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