Sunday, June 7, 2015

Weekly Links: June 7, 2015

Each Sunday I highlight any notable articles that I came across over the past week. Though I may not always agree with each of the articles highlighted, they will often provide an interesting argument for their position. We can take some concepts that may or may not align with our vision, then apply them to our framework, and voila, a new idea is born.

Articles you might find interesting:

- 8 Stocks Increasing Dividends For A Rainy Day
- Stock Analysis: Lowe's Companies
- Dividend income - May 2015 update
- Dividend Income for May from YOU the bloggers
- Dividend Dreams Portfolio Update – May 2015
- Why Everyone Should Own Canadian Banks

The DIV-Net Featured Articles:

- 26 Income Securities For A Well-Rounded Asset Allocation
- 7 High Quality Stocks With Solid Room To Grow Dividends While Paying High Yields
- Recent Buy – Power Corp of Canada
- My Stock Watch List For June 2015
- Stock Analysis of Ross Stores
- Diamonds in the Rough: 5 Attractive Stocks to Consider

Articles from D4L-News:

Dividend Paying Stocks Struggling Mightily
In a post last month we highlighted the fact value strategies and dividend paying strategies were lagging both the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Growth Index over the past twelve months. Frequently the value type stocks have a dividend component that provides additional return for investors. Further confirmation that dividend paying strategies have been underperformers can be seen...

Weighting by Yield Can Increase Risk
SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (SDY) offers a portfolio of companies with a long track record of increasing dividends. Companies that consistently increase dividends throughout market cycles tend to have sustainable competitive economic advantages or have experienced strong growth. However, weighting these stocks by yield gives the portfolio a tilt toward lower-quality mid-cap and value companies, which may have greater risk or...

3 Stable Dividend Stocks With High F-Scores
One tool that we can use is the Piotroski F-score. The F-score was developed by Professor Joseph Piotroski to help identify stocks with the potential and probability of moving higher in prices using data points from financial statements. The stock gets one point for each of the nine conditions that is met, and the higher the score the better the chance you have a winning stock. By limiting our high-yield portfolio to stocks with high F-scores we improve our chances of earning the income we need while...

Have dividend stocks become dangerous?
"The point in history at which we stand is full of promise and danger. The world will either move forward toward unity and widely shared prosperity — or it will move apart." - Franklin D. Roosevelt. A few weeks ago I was interviewed in Barron's about what I've called the "Bear's Bull Market" and the idea that dividend stocks may no longer be...

Market Correction Unlikely: The S&P 500 2% Dividend Yield Model Appears To Be Intact
Since the Fall of 2009, the S&P 500 has persistently traded at a dividend yield of roughly 2%. More specifically, it has traded between 1.8% and 2.2% for virtually the entire period. At a current price of $2105.53 and dividend yield of 1.94% the market is well within that range. A 20% correction (to a price of $1684.42) would produce a dividend yield of 2.42% if it occurred very rapidly and an even higher dividend yield if it occurred over several months (because dividends would increase over this period). Before this transpired, yield hungry investors would likely...

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

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