Sunday, December 27, 2015

Weekly Links: December 27, 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:
- Early 2016 Stock Considerations
- Bert’s December Watch List
- Dividend Growth Stock Overview: Owens & Minor Inc.
- Buy: NEE
- Dividend Growth Investing At Work

The DIV-Net Featured Articles:

- The Blogger's Dividend Growth Portfolio, 2015 Edition
- Five Dividend-Payers That Could Turn $10,000 Into $5 Million In 65 Years
- How To Build A Sustainable High Yield Portfolio

Articles from D4L-News:

These Dividend Stocks Look Incredibly Cheap
When the market appears to be extremely unpredictable, investors tend to push the safety button by going for the big stable companies that offer lucrative dividends. However, most of these stocks are expensive to acquire in terms of valuation and also price per share, which makes it somewhat illogical to buy with a focus on dividends. Nonetheless, the market is not short of opportunities, and this is why some investors are pretty good at selecting high-yielding stocks that are available at cheap prices. Here we look at a quartet of companies that offer lucrative dividends at cheap prices, as well as, huge potential for growth in the coming years/quarters...

3 Top High-Yield Dividend Stocks to Buy in 2016
There are certain companies that have to pay out big dividends, and they're called real estate investment trusts, or REITs. These companies are required to pay 90% of their otherwise taxable income out as dividends, in return for which they don't pay income taxes, so it's a pretty sweet deal for both sides. I went looking for three high-yield dividend REITs that I think are worthy of investors' 2016 portfolios. Let's dive in to...

What Healthcare Dividend Stock Is Best?
When it comes to investing in dividend stocks, quality is always the most important consideration. If a company's business is faltering or its industry is changing dramatically and that's about to cause sales to plummet, then no amount of dividend yield is likely to make up for the losses that could occur in a shaky company's share price. This is especially true in healthcare because dividend-paying healthcare stocks always face the threat of falling sales tied to expiring patents. Because this makes investing in dividend paying healthcare trickier than investing in other sectors. Let's consider some of the most widely-owned dividend-paying healthcare stocks and see if one may be a better investment than another: First up is...

Top 5 Dividend Stocks For 2016
As we approach the end of 2015 and retirement investors reevaluate their holdings, we have prepared a list of our highest conviction dividend paying stocks for 2016. We have seen many investors take on too much risk by reaching for a very attractive current yield and seeing the stock suffer dramatic declines or the dividend slashed as the high payout is unsustainable. Therefore, our list of the top five dividend stocks is based on not only the current yield but also the safety of the dividend, the likelihood of an increase in the dividend and low downside risk in the stock price. We believe the following five stocks have the ability to outperform the S&P 500 in 2016 while also providing income for investors...

The Best of the Best: 6 Dividend Aristocrats to Buy
It is a pretty incredible thing if a public company can be so successful that it not only generates enough cash flow to return it to shareholders as a dividend, but does so every year for 25 years or more. If those same dividend stocks can actually hike that payout every year, that’s even more impressive. Such is the fine situation of a limited number of companies known as “dividend aristocrats.” Dividend aristocrats are often the cornerstones of the conservative, income or retired investor. These companies are able to consistently improve their payouts over time because of airtight financials, which usually speak to a wonderfully stable business. I’ve tried to pick six dividend aristocrats that aren’t just great stocks or that have the highest dividends, but that form a quasi-fund of dividend aristocrats, designed to also provide diversification...

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

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