Sunday, November 22, 2015

Weekly Links: November 22, 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:

- So my parents called me boring... take two
- My Phone Battle & Success with AT&T Cable & Internet
- Benefits of the Dividend Investing Strategy
- Dividend Growth Stocks Week in Review for November 20, 2015
- Recent Buy – Potash Corp Inc. (POT)

The DIV-Net Featured Articles:

- Three Keys For Successful Dividend Growth Investing
- 7 Stocks That Pay High Monthly Dividends And Yields Up To 13.16%
- Recent Buy – Ventas Inc
- Tradeking Brokerage Review
- Freedom Fund Update – November 2015

Articles from D4L-News:

Three Keys For Successful Dividend Growth Investing
If you listen to the naysayers, you’ll steer clear of utility stocks. As bears point out, low power prices are pinching profits for companies that sell electricity to the grid. Businesses and consumers are using less electricity, spurring utilities to try to jack up fees to make up for lower revenues. Higher interest rates may be on the horizon, potentially raising utilities’ borrowing costs and making the stocks less attractive relative to other income-oriented investments. Nor is the sector cheap. Despite a 6% slump this year, the utilities sector trades at 15.7 times estimated year-ahead earnings, above the 10-year average of 14.4, according to research firm FactSet. One of Burks’s top picks for income is...

3 Cheap Dividend Stocks to Buy Now
You can find plenty of stocks with low price-earnings ratios and high dividend yields--usually a winning combination. Look closely at the underlying companies, however, and you may find balance sheets buckling under weighty debt loads or deteriorating profits, making the stocks much less of a bargain than they appear on the surface. More promising are dividend-paying stocks that have solid long-term prospects but appear to have hit some speed bumps. Buying these stocks involves taking a chance that their businesses will revive. In exchange for that risk, you can get stocks with low P/Es and above-average yields. If the companies' turnaround plans show even modest signs of success, the stocks could take off. One stock in this camp is...

These Dividend Stocks Are Poisonous To Your Portfolio
It happened again. Income-seeking investors piled into a 3% payer under the guise of dividend growth and safety… and they lost 10% in a single day. Wal-Mart (WMT) lured them in and lowered their net worth this time. Before the drop, the company’s yield was at an all-time high of 3.1% thanks to 42 years of consecutive payout increases. The aristocratic allure of this dividend-payer tempted forward-looking fans. They envisioned today’s payout compounding itself in their portfolio at previous growth rates...

3 High-Yield Energy Investments That Beat Dividend Stocks
At a time when energy stocks are wildly out of favor — it’s the single-worst-performing sector in the S&P 500 this year, with the Energy SPDR ETF (XLE) posting losses of 12% — high-dividend energy stocks are about as contrarian as it gets in the stock market today. That can be a good thing or a bad thing, of course. But if you, like me, generally believe in reversion to the mean, then now’s the time to take a look at these three royalty trusts...

4 Dividend Growth Stocks With Strong Margins Of Safety
My goal is to find companies that are undervalued by 10%-30%. This is the margin of safety I'm looking for. If I find companies with a margin of safety over 30%, I tend to doubt my analysis as there is usually no free lunch on the stock market. I'm not saying I wouldn't buy a company showing a 30% margin of safety, but I would be more cautious about it. Dividend growth assumptions and the use of different discount rates (rate of returns you expect to earn from this investment) will greatly affect the calculations. I run such calculations weekly on various company shares I own or follow. Here are four companies that are among my Top 10 Dividend Growth Stocks and that show interesting margins of safety

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

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