Sunday, October 4, 2015

Weekly Links: October 4, 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:

- The endless chase
- Lanny’s Recent Purchase – EMR (x3)
- Become Wealthy by Saving and Investing
- Dividend Growth Stocks Week in Review for October 2, 2015
- Focus on Dividend Growth for Long Term Results

The DIV-Net Featured Articles:

- Dividends4Life: 3 Styles Of Successful Dividend Investing
-12 Oversold 3%+ Yielding Dividend Stocks As Buying Opportunity
- Ventas Inc Dividend Increase
- Dividend Companies I am Considering in October
- 3 Dividend Growth Stocks with Wide Margins of Safety
- Autumn 2015 Dividend Stock Newsletter

Articles from D4L-News:

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Top 5 Dividend Stocks Owned by Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s (BRK.A) Warren Buffett
Buffett’s investment success is largely derived from his exceptional ability to combine common sense valuation principles with impeccable business judgment. Once he finds a company he believes will continue earning reasonably high returns on capital and reinvesting at similarly high returns, he loads up when the price is reasonable. Depending on the industry, big companies can have greater competitive advantages (they became large for a reason after all) but must combat the law of large numbers when it comes to continued sales and earnings growth. With that said, let’s look at five of Warren Buffett’s top dividend stocks...

5 REITs With the Cash to Keep Kickin’
Designed as pass-through entities, REITs kick back the lion’s share of their cash flows as big dividend distributions to investors. That results in average dividend yields in the 4% to 7% range. Hardly shabby. Of course, when it comes to ensuring that those big dividends keep humming along, there are a few metrics that count, but perhaps none more than one called “funds from operations.” If you don’t have time to look for yourself, don’t worry: We’ve got a list of five great REITs with the cash — er, funds from operations — to keep kicking back those sweet dividends...

Invest With the “1 Percent”: Dividend Stocks
The carnage out on the markets coupled with portfolios’ chock full of downside exposure even makes a decent dividend yield look attractive. Which is why we employed our Behavioral Valuation models to uncover stocks that are under loved by the market based on technical and sentiment analysis. This week’s scan for top “1 percent” dividend stocks identified the following three companies that are positioned not only as nice dividend yielders, but also strong growth candidates for the last quarter of the year...

5 High Dividend Stocks Offering More Than Dividends
Once upon a time, high dividend stocks tended to trade at discounts to the rest of the market. Today? No such luck. In a recent piece for his blog, "The Investor's Field Guide", Patrick O'Shaughnessy provided data showing that high dividend yield stocks did at one time enjoy a valuation advantage over other stocks. "[But] their valuation advantage has collapsed," he wrote. Prior to 2009 - when the bear market bottomed - higher yielders (stocks with dividends over 4%) were cheaper than those with yield in the 2-4% range 92% of the time, O'Shaughnessy says. Since then, they've been cheaper just 30% of the time. Here are some of the best of the bunch...

6 Small Caps to Fund Your Retirement
The words “small cap” and “retirement portfolio” aren’t often heard in the same sentence. Stocks with smaller market capitalizations can be fantastic long-term growth investments. But there are definitely some small-cap stocks out there that are completely appropriate for a retirement portfolio, and I’m going to offer up six of them today. With any luck, none of them will be small caps forever. Their steady growth will eventually land them in mid-cap or even large-cap territory...

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

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