Sunday, April 26, 2015

Weekly Links: April 26, 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 Pumping Up Their Yield With Increased Dividends
- A Further Rise In Crude Oil Prices Facing Headwinds Near Term
- Millennials Out of Their (Parent’s) Basement
- Polaris Industries: The King of Off-Road Recreational Vehicles
- TradeKing Brokerage Review
- Dividend Growth Investing at Work: Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Gives Owners a 7.1% Increase

The DIV-Net Featured Articles:

- 5 Best U.S. Dividend Growth Stocks
- 4 Dividend Payer With 10% Yields And Promising Fundamentals
- Are Tobacco Stocks Still A Good Investment
- Stock Analysis of W.W. Grainger

Articles from D4L-News:

Dividend Stocks: 2 to Avoid, 1 to Buy
It's been proved time and time again that buying for the long haul outperforms short-term investing. It's also been shown that investing in dividend-paying stocks can produce higher returns than investing in non-dividend-paying stocks. However, not all dividend-paying stocks are created equal. For instance, here are two dividend stocks that I think are worth avoiding and one that I think can be owned for the long haul...

This High Dividend Stock Yields Over 7%, Has 20% Dividend Growth, And Goes Ex-Dividend Soon
Looking for a way to profit from all that stuff we send to the cloud -- movies, songs, shows, games etc? As it turns out, there are some very profitable cloud gatekeeper companies, 2 of which offer attractive dividend yields. These companies run huge data centers, and collect rents from their customers, via long term triple net leases. They're riding a very powerful macro trend...

Dividend Stocks With Growing Distributions
Once the company decides on whether to pay dividends they may establish a somewhat permanent dividend policy, which may in turn impact on investors and perceptions of the company in the financial markets. What they decide depends on the situation of the company now and in the future. It also depends on the preferences of investors and potential investors. The good part about the dividend growth strategy is that investors receive cash in their brokerage accounts from their dividend paying stocks. This allows them to have the necessary resources available for opportunities present during recessions for example. The following stocks have raised dividends each year for several years in a row...

3 Safe Dividend Stocks for Risk-Averse Investors
Dividend stocks are a great way for risk-averse investors to invest, as they have been shown to be less volatile than the broader market, making it easier for you to stick with them. Also, with dividend stocks, you receive dividends each quarter, giving you cash to reinvest as opportunities pop up. With volatility creeping back into the market, we asked three Motley Fool contributors what they think are safe dividend stocks for risk-averse investors. Here's what they had to say...

4 Monthly Dividend Stocks With Strong Yields
You can get an even more regular inflow of cash via monthly dividend stocks. After all, getting an income check every 30 days or so from your portfolio could go a long way in helping you budget … and there are plenty of monthly dividend stocks that pay out substantial yields. For investors in or near retirement, adding at least a little exposure to monthly dividend stocks is a no-brainer. We take a look at four of the best...

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

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