Sunday, March 8, 2015

Weekly Links: March 8, 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:

- 5 Dividend Stocks Raising Their Payouts And Yields
- Portfolio overview 2015 - KW 10
- AFLAC Incorporated Dividend Stock Analysis
- Passive Income Update – Feb 2015
- Monthly Review, February 2015
- 2015 Goals – February Update
- Recent Buys - TD, CM, and DRG.UN

The DIV-Net Featured Articles:

- All Investing Involves Risk
- Which Stocks To Buy Now?
- 16 Large Caps With Skyrocket Dividends
- Keep It Simple
- Stock Analysis of Unilever
- Keep It Simple – Part 2

Articles from D4L-News:

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...

Here’s a Top REIT to Buy for High Yield
The officers and directors of a company tend to have a unique insider’s view of the business, and presumably, the only reason an insider would choose to take their hard-earned cash and use it to buy stock in the open market, is that they expect to make money — maybe they find the stock very undervalued, or maybe they see exciting progress within the company, or maybe both. So, when stocks turn up that see insider buying and are also top-ranked, investors are wise to take notice. One such company is...

These Stocks Beat Annuities in This Market
Saving for retirement can be very difficult because of longevity risk – that is, the chance that you might live long enough to outlast your savings. The traditional solution has been an annuity, which transfers the longevity risk to an insurance company and pays you an income for the remainder of your life. However, annuities have a hidden drawback: They lock in the interest rate prevailing when you buy them. At present, that makes them a lousy deal. Luckily, we have a better strategy that’s simple to employ and can ensure income for years to come...

3 Apartment REITs to Buy for Strong Dividends
After all, people have to live somewhere. That fact has propelled occupancy rates to a high 95% in 2014 and sent rental rates sky-high. Directly benefiting from this has been those real estate investment trusts (REITs) that own multifamily housing units. The apartment REITs have enjoyed torrid returns over the last few years — with a return of nearly 40% last year capping that run. And more could be in store for the apartment REITs. Let’s look at three apartment REITs that investors should consider today...

Cheap Dividend Stocks You Can Buy Right Now
Dividends can provide a downside hedge in volatile and bear markets. Investors in dividend stocks tend to be more long-term-oriented, which usually makes for less day trading and volatility. Lastly, dividends can be reinvested, giving buyers a chance to compound their gains over the long run. These payouts can mean the difference between simply retiring and living out your dream retirement.With that in mind, let's have a look at three cheap dividend stocks you should consider buying right now...

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

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