Sunday, December 7, 2014

Weekly Links: December 7, 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:

- 8 Stocks Not Missing Their Opportunity To Increase Dividends
- Wal-Mart Is Facing Fierce Competition
- Oil Opportunities
- Purchase of IBM
- Union Pacific Corporation – Falling Crude Prices Might Present An Opportunity
- Win Some, Lose Some
- Should taxes guide your investment decisions?

The DIV-Net Featured Articles:

- 6 High-Yielding Mega-Cap Stocks
- 13 Stocks With Dividend Yields Over 10%
- 5 Best Dividend Growth And Buyback Stocks Of The Week
- Create Your Own Miniature Berkshire Hathaway

Articles from D4L-News:

3 Dividend Stocks Better Than Pfizer, Inc.
Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) recently reported third-quarter earnings that were generally underwhelming. The drugmaker announced that its sales sagged 2.2% to $12.36 billion and its adjusted EPS fell similarly by 2% year over year in the quarter. Pfizer's performance does little to encourage dividend investors that the company will return to profit growth next year, so let's consider three other dividend-paying drugmakers that may be better positioned next year to boost their dividend payout. While Pfizer's top and bottom line are struggling...

3 Solid REIT Funds to Buy Now
The NAR survey reported that the share of first-time buyers fell to “its lowest point in nearly three decades.” Of course, this environment doesn’t automatically point to buying REIT funds now but these numbers may at least extend the 2014 price gains for the sector in the near term. Also, if you are looking for decent yields in this near-zero bond yield environment, REIT funds can play that role as well. Here are some top REIT funds to consider buying now...

Buy These 5 Healthy Blue Chips with Growing Dividends
If you’re going to ride the long-term growth in healthcare for years to come, why not get a 2%, 3% or even 4% dividend yield in addition to the share price appreciation as you wait? By my estimation, there are five healthcare stocks with growing dividend yields that are a cut above the rest...

1 Dividend Stock for Retirees to Buy
One specific sector of the market that is ideal for retirees is the consumer staples sector. This is a group consisting of companies that provide a wide range of household products that are used every day across millions of homes worldwide. And, no discussion of consumer staples stocks is complete without mentioning the biggest of them all...

3 Tech Stocks With Unbeatable Dividends
Dividend-paying tech stocks are often considered "old men" in an industry in which investors prefer to chase high P/Es and promises of explosive growth. However, long-term investors know that solid dividend-yielding stocks are valuable during market downturns, since they generate steady income for investors riding out the near-term volatility. Therefore, let's look at three tech stocks...

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

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