Sunday, December 20, 2015

Weekly Links: December 20, 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:
- A Very Long Hill
- Wabtec Corp
- Frugal Advice: Gift Card Deals
- Depot Overview 2015 - KW 50
- 15 Dividend Increases, November 23 To December 4, 2015

The DIV-Net Featured Articles:

- How To Buy Dividend Stocks At The Bottom
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- Alternative Investments – Supplemental Pension Plan
- Winter 2015 Dividend Stock Newsletter
- Create Your Own Miniature Berkshire Hathaway

Articles from D4L-News:

3 High-Yield Dividend Stocks to Buy for Retirement
The dividend stocks and bonds strategy, however, has been more difficult to execute lately because bond yields cratered and inflation has remained steady (some say inflation is even higher than actually reported). This has resulted in conservative investors pushing further out into the risk curve. That means they are investing in a higher concentration of dividend stocks than they might normally feel good about if bond yields were at their traditional levels. So they need dividend stocks that are safe, but also offer generous yields. There aren’t many dividend stocks that fit the bill, but there are enough to mine for consideration...

3 Top Stocks for Retirees to Buy
Because retirees can have very different investment goals than workers, the companies owned in your portfolio before retirement may not be the best companies to own afterwards. After all, it's easier to look beyond the market's inevitable drops when you have a paycheck coming in than it is when you're relying on your savings for retirement income. With that in mind, we asked some of our top contributors to weigh in with their picks. Here are three companies that they think make sense for retirees, and why. When building a portfolio in retirement, it can help to focus primarily on income-generating stocks with lower volatility thanks to popular brands...

Get Paid Twice With These 4 Top Dividend Stocks
Dividend seekers usually don't expect big stock price gains too. But here are four stocks that not only pay big yields, but are also beating the market. All four (from Monday's issue) pay yields above the S&P 500's average 2.03% payout and are ranked in order of biggest price gains...

Merrill Lynch 4 Top Pharmaceutical Dividend Stocks To Own For 2016
While pricing and cost concerns won’t go away completely until the election cycle winds down, now may be an ideal time to add the top yielding stocks to portfolios for 2016. 24/7 Wall St. has screened the Merrill Lynch research universe for the top pharmaceutical stocks that are rated as Buy at the company that also which also pay investors solid dividends. The companies we found have long histories of paying and raising their dividends, and make good sense for conservative growth and income portfolios...

3 Dividend Stocks You Don't Have to Babysit
Dividend stocks are like the vegetables of a portfolio -- while they tend to be unexciting, they certainly can be wonderful for your long-term financial health. If you can find a strong dividend-paying company with a dominant market position in its industry, you don't have to fret over the day-to-day gyrations of the market since you can count on that company to send you a dividend check for years on end without the need to constantly monitor its share price. Wondering how exactly one finds such a dependable dividend-paying stock? You've come to the right place! We reached out to our team of Motley Fool contributors and asked them to share a stock idea that is a good choice for an investor who wants to take a "set it and forget it" mentality with a strong dividend payer...Click Here For More Dividend News

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

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