Sunday, April 5, 2015

Weekly Links: April 5, 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:

- 4 Companies Showing Confidence With Increased Dividends
- Dividend payment of Coca-Cola
- Outlook for April 2015
- Monthly Review, March 2015
- What you focus on expands - positive approach to life
- Expected Dividend Increases in April

The DIV-Net Featured Articles:

- Seeding A Forest Of Dividend Growth Stocks
- Cracking The Best Healthcare Dividend Stock Secret
- Recent Buy: Gap Inc.
- Why did I purchase shares of Praxair (PX)
- Stock Analysis of Air Products and Chemicals
- I’ve Won The Lottery!

Articles from D4L-News:

4 Most Hated Dividend Stocks You Should Know Before You Invest
Shorting stocks is always risky for investors. But it can be a way to avoid burning cash when a company's shares crash, making it worth the bet. Well, it's not the classic way for dividend growth investors. I've looked at my dividend growth database and noticed that most of the stocks have a low short interest and float short. Today, I like to give you an overview what kind of stocks have the highest share of short sellers in their shareholder structure. These are the 4 dividend stocks with the highest short interest and a float short of 40 percent or more...

Billionaire George Soros Just Dumped These 3 Dividend Stocks
Because billionaire investors can have a disproportionately large impact on how markets behave in the short term, their buys and sells tend to be closely scrutinized. And controversial hedge-fund manager George Soros is one of the most widely watched superinvestors on Wall Street, stemming from his uncanny ability to build market-crushing portfolios, time and again. Last week's 13F filings with the SEC gave us an overview of Soros' market activity in the fourth quarter, and the billionaire surprisingly decided to dump three top dividend payers...

3 High-Yield Closed-End Funds
CEFs are a bit better than ETFs, in my opinion, because they have more flexibility. They can own private company investments and can use leverage to earn a better return. In addition, they may appear to have higher expense ratios, but some analysts think that any use of leverage should be considered a reduction of investment income. Regardless, here are three particularly interesting closed-end funds that allow you to get into some otherwise difficult investment classes. And don’t worry, all come with high yields for the income crowd...

Bite Into 3 Preferred Stocks Yielding 7% or More
Investors should be careful about some very high-yielding preferred stocks, such as those in the energy sector. Those yields are crazy because the preferred stock price has fallen significantly, as the market doubts whether the underlying companies will remains solvent. However, the solvency of these three preferred stocks seems pretty secure in the near future...

Here’s How to Play Utilities for Dividends
Utility stocks, by contrast, can sweeten their dividends over time — and most do. Dividend increases give you a hedge against inflation and rising interest rates. For new money, therefore, I definitely prefer utility stocks over most high-grade bonds. If your taste runs to individual stocks, my first utility pick at the moment continues to be...

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

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