Sunday, January 11, 2015

Weekly Links: January 11, 2015

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 Growing Their Cash Dividends
- Monthly Update – December 2014
- PepsiCo, Inc. Had An Excellent Run In 2014
- McDonald's Corp
- Dividend Income – Dec. 2014
- National Grid opened the dividend 2015
- Quarterly Update – Q4 2014

The DIV-Net Featured Articles:

- What's Your Retirement Vision?
- 16 Dividend Paying Growth Stocks That Could Double Sales and Income
- How To Build A Diversified Dividend Growth Portfolio?
- Cash Flow Is Cash, But Better
- Dividend Growth Investing 101

Articles from D4L-News:

5 Monthly Dividend Stocks for 2015
Before we get started, I want to make one important clarification. We should never buy a stock simply because it pays its dividend monthly. That would be phenomenally bad investing. When buying a dividend stock, dividend safety is your biggest priority followed by the possibility for dividend growth. A monthly payout — while convenient — is only a consideration once the first two conditions are met. With that said, let’s jump into it...

Take A Look At These Dividend Stocks
A stock’s recent share price action tells you how other investors view its outlook. For this screen, you need stocks that are in uptrends, meaning that, despite short-term volatility, are generally moving up in price. You can limit your list to uptrending stocks by requiring that passing stocks be trading above their 200-day moving average, which is its average closing price over that period. Use the “200 day simple moving average” filter and specify “price above SMA.” My screen turned up six dividend stock candidates...

The Surprising Hiding Place for Top Dividend Stocks
For a long time, the concept of a technology-sector dividend stock would have seemed like an oxymoron, as very few of the hottest tech stocks paid any dividend at all. During their heyday in the 1990s, up-and-coming growth companies in the tech sector, including...

3 Preferred Stock ETFs Yielding 5%-Plus
So where is an investor to turn if they want big yield? One alternative is preferred stock, or at least funds that own this asset class. Preferred stock is, in many respects, a hybrid between common stock and corporate bonds. While not as stable as bonds, preferred shares are not as volatile as common equity and are ahead of common shareholders in the pecking order when it comes to getting paid. Among the preferred stock investments available for small-time investors, here are my three favorites...

This Is No Time to Abandon Dividend Stocks
Van Doorn put together a list of the 10 S&P 500 stocks with dividend yields of more than 3.5 percent that have the most room to increase dividends, based on trailing 12-month free cash flow yields. Cash flow yield consists of cash flow per share over the last 12 months divided by the share price. A company's room to raise its payout is then calculated by subtracting the current dividend yield from the cash flow yield. The top five stocks in Van Doorn's list are...

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

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