Sunday, July 12, 2015

Weekly Links: July 12, 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:

- Adding ONEOK To My Dividend Pipeline
- The Joy of Being a Dividend Investor
- July 2015 Goals
- Do I need an emergency fund?
- 20 Strong Dividend Growth Stocks – Rock Solid Ranking Free Report

The DIV-Net Featured Articles:

- Finding Low Risk Dividend Stocks
- George Soros Highest Yielding Dividend Stocks
- Sector Overview – Utilities
- Stock Analysis of 3M Company
- I added to my stake in Oneok (OKE)
- I initiated a position in Gilead Sciences (GILD)

Articles from D4L-News:

3 Stable Dividend Stocks for Beginning Investors
There's nothing like getting paid by a big company. That's what happens when we invest in a stock that hands out a dividend: the company distributes a portion of its take as a direct payment -- usually, but not always, in cash -- to its shareholders. Theoretically, this adds to the appeal and value of the company's shares. For those just starting to invest in equities, putting money in firms that pay regular dividends (typically on a quarterly basis) is an excellent way to start drawing tangible returns quickly. With that in mind, we asked three Motley Fool contributors to each pick a stock they believe is positioned to keep spitting out dividends for their shareholders. Read to on to see which stocks they chose...

3 Core Retirement Stocks For Every Portfolio
The future of retirement ain't what it used to be. Retirees today generally do not have a pension to fall back on, and Social Security hardly pays the bills. This means that now, more than ever, Americans are responsible for funding their own retirements. Today, we're going to look at three stocks that I consider a solid foundation for a retirement portfolio. All pay respectable current dividends, and - importantly - all have a long history of raising their dividends. That's critical to ensure your income stream keeps up with inflation over time. Three stocks does not make a properly diversified portfolio, of course, but these three can be thought of as core holdings you can hold through thick and thin...

My Rules For Creating An Optimal Dividend Growth Stock Portfolio
If you are retired as I am and are looking for a regular income stream to supplement pension and social security benefits, part-time work, annuities, and investment withdrawals you might want to consider creating a diversified portfolio of dividend growth stocks of companies with a long history of steadily increasing payouts, that are growing earnings, are reasonably valued, have low debt levels, and offer a relatively high current yield. The guidelines presented herein are based upon my 30+ plus years of investing experience and research and are what I call my "rules for an optimal dividend growth portfolio", which will compliment the portfolio of dividend stocks I already own. The six (6) selection categories are...

Buying Dividend Stocks to Invest Like Warren Buffett
Going through Berkshire Hathaway's portfolio, it's easy to identify many of the most prominent dividend stocks across different sectors in the market. Coca-Cola is one of the most iconic Warren Buffett stocks, and the company has an outstanding track record of dividend growth over the long term: Coca-Cola has increased its dividends in each year over the last 52 years, and the stock pays a dividend yield of 3.3% at current prices. Warren Buffett loves dividend stocks. While Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A) (does not pay any dividends, many of the largest positions in the company's portfolio are among the most solid dividend stocks on the market, this includes names such as...

3 Dividend Stocks You Can Use for Safe Harbor
Regional banks tend to offer a little more upside from higher rates, as the balance sheet operations are often more rate-centric versus larger banks that also draw revenue from trading, wealth management, investment banking and other activities. Read on, and we’ll look at the three best opportunities of the bunch...

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

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