Sunday, April 19, 2015

Weekly Links: April 19, 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:

- 6 Stocks Raising The Dividend Growth Bar
- REIT Colony Capital Sells a Preferred Issue
- Stock Buy: TROW – T. Rowe Price Group
- March 2015 Dividend Income / Monthly Highlights
- Ameriprise Financial (AMP) Dividend Stock Analysis
- CRM2 – You Will Finally Know if You Are Getting Fooled by Your Advisor!

The DIV-Net Featured Articles:

- 5 Low P/E Value-Stocks, Yielding 2% Or Higher
- 5 Top Dividend Stocks With 50% Earnings Growth Forecasts
- These 24 Stocks Growing Dividends By More Than 10% Over A Decade
- Is Apple an Attractive Dividend Growth Stock?
- Six Dividend Stocks Raising Dividends for Shareholders
- Dividend Growth Update – First Quarter 2015

Articles from D4L-News:

Cheap Dividend Stocks To Vie For
The stock market is currently going through quite a stable phase. There have not been many volatile scenarios in the last month or so, and many stocks are trading at highly discounted prices and are up for grabs. Out of these, the first preference for investors is obviously stocks that pay out high dividends. There are many such stocks in the market right now, trading at very attractive prices. However, experts recommend the following stocks as the best of the lot as buying these stocks right now will result in investors gaining a lot in the long term. One stock that stands out in terms of its great dividend yield and consistent performance is...

5 Energy Dividend Stocks to Avoid
The need for even deeper cuts to the U.S. rig count and the inevitable top-line impact to energy producers will mean more pain for energy sector stocks like Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) and Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX), both of which saw their shares drop out of multi-month trading ranges this week to return to levels last seen in 2013, as well as overall corporate earnings growth and business investment. That puts five dividend-focused energy stocks — domiciled outside the United States, and thus doubly threatened by the strengthening of the dollar — at great risk. Here are five energy dividend stocks to avoid...

3 Dividend Stocks You Want in Your Corner
Already, various technical gauges (stochastics, upside/downside volume, put/call ratios, etc.) are hinting that a short-term bottom is near. If investors decide that the Fed really isn’t such a big threat (for now, anyway), another “surprise” rally could explode out of the gates within the next few days, lifting the Dow and S&P 500 to fresh all-time highs by late March or early April. Still, enough stocks with nice dividends are in within the buy range for us to join the fun...

Aflac Is Undervalued In This Hot Market: Don't Buck The Duck
n 2015, AFL shares have outperformed the market, appreciating 1.7%; while a dividend contributed another 0.6%. Last year, the AFL stock lagged the averages. Post recession, and similar to other Insurance industry stocks, Aflac shares have struggled. Most of the big-name insurers have failed to participate fully in the 2009-2014 rally. Over the 6-year period, AFL logged a 6.9% total return (dividends reinvested) versus 15.6% for the S&P 500. On balance, I believe Aflac represents a sound investment choice within the...

3 Dividend Stocks You Don't Have to Babysit
While a high-yield stock might seem tempting when you hit the "buy" button, for example, it usually means there's something amiss with the company that's going to require vigilance on your part. That's OK for some investors, but many simply want dividend stocks they don't have to babysit. Recently, we asked three of our analysts to offer up such stocks. Read below to see...

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

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