Sunday, July 5, 2015

Weekly Links: July 5, 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:

- Frugal Advice: Games That Last
- Cleanup in dividends collector depot
- Added Real Estate Sector To My Watch List
- Random Personal Finance Thoughts
- Bert’s June Dividend Income Summary

The DIV-Net Featured Articles:

- 5 Dividend Stocks To Beat The Wall Street Giants
- 17 Fast Growing Dividend Stocks With An Unbelievable Momentum
- Recent Sell – BMO Utilities ETF
- Why I Invested in Hershey

Articles from D4L-News:

Hey, Google: How About a Dividend, Already?
Note to Google (GOOGL, GOOG): It’s time grow up, wear your big-boy pants and start paying a dividend. You’re a $374 billion company, for crying out loud, and your biggest rivals — Apple (AAPL) and Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) — are among the most generous dividend payers and dividend raisers in the world. For a company that used to pride itself on its “Don’t be evil” motto, your stinginess to your long-suffering shareholders seems a little — well — evil. Is a Google dividend really too much to ask? Let’s look at the numbers...

3 Preferred Stocks to Own With 6% Dividends
Readers of my column know that I love preferred stocks. I think they provide great dividend yield with minimal additional risk compared to bonds. While fixed income investors have been toiling in the wasteland of low bond yields for years, investors in preferred stock have been enjoying higher yields, some capital gains and are sleeping well at night. Regardless, the stability of preferred stocks for shareholders, in a period where interest rates aren’t likely to rise much, is very attractive. Take a look at these three possibilities...

Billionaire Louis Bacon Likes These Dividend Stocks
As per its recent filing, Moore Capital Management has a public equity portfolio worth $4.55 billion, with its top ten stock holdings accounting for 41.89% of that. Bacon is showing a particularly strong taste for Chinese equities at the moment. However we’ll bypass China and travel to the fabled land of Dividendium, by looking into Bacon’s investments in some major dividend stocks, including...

Health Care Stocks Will Continue to Lead Market Higher
Health care stocks have traditionally been viewed as defensive, but over the past 5 years the sector has been the best performer the S&P 500. Mario Minot, partner at Minotti Group Wealth Advisors, says the run in healthcare names is far from over. "The healthcare sector is really dynamic right now and there has been huge investment in the arena spurred by the Affordable Care Act," says Minotti. "The growth has been across the board because it's a broad industry that encompasses hospitals, pharmaceuticals, insurance companies and medical device players." The Healthcare Select Sector SPDR, which owns shares of...

Best Dividend Stocks of the S&P 500
While you wait--and wait--for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates, you can collect generous checks by investing in dividend stocks. And you don't have to wander far to find attractive payers. Just look at Standard & Poor's 500-stock index. Of its 500 member companies, 84% pay dividends, up from 75% a decade ago. On top of that, many of the index's constituents are rewarding shareholders by boosting their payouts; so far this year, 169 S&P companies have done so. A list of nine dividend-paying stocks worth owning now. You'll probably recognize most of the high-yielders, but you may be surprised by some of the dividend-growth picks...

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

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