Sunday, November 1, 2015

Weekly Links: November 1, 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:

- Recent Buy – Cummins Inc. (CMI)
- How to Increase Dividend Income
- I’m Done with my Fears
- S&P 500 Death Cross Update
- What Discount Rate to Use to Determine the Present Value of a Stock?

The DIV-Net Featured Articles:

- 7 High-Rated Dividend Stocks With Above Target Returns
- These 5 Dividend Heros Offer You Safeness In Crises Times
- Passive Income Update – Sep 2015

Articles from D4L-News:

Are These 5 Popular Dividend Stocks Truly Cheap?
One year ago, it would have been rare to find stocks rated 5 stars by Morningstar for extreme undervaluation. After the market decline, there are 5 popular dividend companies rated 5 stars right now. Let's see if they're really at good values today. 5-Star Staples Dividend Champion...

A High-Yielding Income Portfolio Based On 6 Stocks With An Average Yield Of 6.5%
I have developed a small portfolio consisting of only six stocks with an average starting yield of 6.5% for not too fearful investors. 50% of the portfolio is based on two rather fool-proof dividend growers with a minimum risk for dividend cuts anytime soon ("Safe Income Providers"). The other half comprises four stocks from the commodity sector ("Dividend Yield Boosters"). Each one yields close to or more than 7% which signals a certain risk that the market does not consider the dividends to be super-safe. The dividends provide income or can be reinvested which is what I intend to do with the distributions. The six stocks are...

Snatch Up Dividend-Paying Utility Stocks While the Fed Procrastinates
It has been an up-and-down year for the stock market, and despite their usual slow-and-steady style, the same has been true for utility stocks. Utilities were beaten down in anticipation of a rate hike from Janet Yellen and the Fed. Utilities are known for their extra-sweet payouts. Put another way, the low-yield environment could be here to stay for a bit — and that bodes well for utility stocks. The proof is in the pudding...

3 Top Dividend Stocks for Volatile Markets
Admittedly, there are a large number of high dividend-paying stocks out there with annual yields above 35% and 45%. But there is always a trade-off. High yields come with higher risk. On one hand, it might be tempting to get a 40% annual dividend; on the other, it might sting to see your initial investment evaporate. Buy-and-hold investors are patient, but that stretches it. If you’re looking for dividend stocks in this climate, focus on larger companies with dominant positions in stable sectors. As well as companies that can respond to market volatility. Better still; look for stocks that reward investors with long-term dividend growth and capital appreciation. Don’t judge this company by its web site...

3 Rock-Solid Dividend Stocks You Can Buy Right Now
Looking for dependable income? Here are 3 healthcare stocks that we think you can count on to be reliable dividend payers for years to come. When the stock market starts to get rocky, investors begin to really appreciate stable, dividend-paying companies that are able to consistently dish out cash back to their shareholders. The healthcare sector can be a great place to search for strong dividend-paying companies, as people spend money on healthcare regardless of macroeconomic factors. We asked our team of Motley Fool contributors to pitch a healthcare stock that pays a strong dividend that can be counted on for years into the future. Read on to see...

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

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