Sunday, March 1, 2015

Weekly Links: March 1, 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 Dividend Stocks Acting Like A Money Machine With Increased Dividends
- Stocks to buy in March 2015
- Are You Hoping for Stocks Prices to Go Up?
- Why the relaxed lifestyle wins out over hard work
- A Single Sector Portfolio
- Low P/E, Low PEG Screen

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Articles from D4L-News:

5 Best Dividend Stocks to Buy Now
What makes a good dividend stock? Investors have different criteria; some income investors are blinded by high-paying dividend stocks, only wishing to ride the mouthwatering yield for a quarter or two. But far more often income investors approach stocks with a long-term focus. With that aim in mind, the best dividend stocks to buy tend to be stable stocks that pay fairly regular, meaningful dividends with the potential to increase in the future. With that definition in mind, let’s look at the five best dividend stocks to buy now...

Reasons McDonald’s Won’t Succeed With A New CEO
McDonald’s Corp. shares surged on the news that CEO Don Thompson would be stepping down. Thompson has presided over a painful period for the hamburger chain, with the stock effectively going nowhere since he took over in mid-2012. In the same period, the S&P 500 Index jumped about 50%. Investors have been bidding up McDonald’s MCD, -0.37% stock on hopes that new leadership — Steve Easterbrook — will rejuvenate the world’s second-largest fast-food chain (after Subway). Are those hopes misplaced? Thompson makes a convenient scapegoat, but it’s hard to blame him for what appears to be a systemic problem with sales and the 67-year-old brand. Here’s why the Golden Arches are still tarnished...

Best Dividend Stocks for Bear Markets
These companies have products or services that consumers will pay for, even in a tough economy. Seven out of the nine stocks boast yields higher than the S&P 500's 1.9% payout. And eight of the nine companies derive the bulk of their sales in the U.S., leaving them relatively insulated from the negative effects of a powerful dollar (when the greenback strengthens, overseas profits translate into fewer dollars)...

Top Dividend Stocks for Retirees
Well-chosen dividend stocks with ever-growing income payouts can be the foundation of a retired investor's portfolio. But what dividend stocks are the most compelling buys today? We asked three Motley Fool contributors that very question. Read on to see why...

3 Recession-Resistant Consumer Goods Stocks for the Next Bear Market
Consumer staples stocks tend to have smaller losses during recessions while still matching overall stock market gains during bull markets. The three consumer staples stocks below all have long dividend histories that prove they are shareholder friendly. Each stock is a member of the Consumer Staples Select ETF. Further, each of the three stocks below outperformed the Consumer Staples Select ETF from January 2008 through February 2009, during the height of the great recession...

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

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