Sunday, January 3, 2016

Weekly Links: January 3, 2016

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:
- Tobin's Q Below 1.0 In Q3 2015
- 2016 – Thoughts on what’s to come
- New Year, New You, New Goals
- Portfolio Update: Building My Positions (December 31, 2015)
- Gerald Celente on interest rate hike a few days before the hike and recession

The DIV-Net Featured Articles:

- 10 Dividend Stocks Building A Growing Cash Stream
- 4 Top Turnaround Income Stocks With 5% Plus Yields
- Passive Income Update – Nov 2015

Articles from D4L-News:

5 Stocks You Can Buy and Hold Forever
When I think about a forever stock, two key criteria come to mind. First, the company needs to sell a product or service into a long-term uptrend of demand. Second, the company needs to be built to last, meaning it has a history of generating a lot of cash flow and a strong balance sheet. One company that really fits this mold is...

4 Dividend Stocks That Will Make Your Portfolio Blossom
Dividend investing is generally a long-term strategy, and investors may want to look twice at a company offering a big payout. "Be choosy. There are 200 stocks on the market right now with an implied yield above 10 percent. They're not all going to deliver. This is the equivalent of what high-yield or junk bonds pay, and the risk framework is similar," Kramer says. Now could be a time to lock in solid dividend payouts for beaten-down stocks. Here are a few dividend-paying stocks that analysts like now...

This Dividend Stock Could Yield 5.2% In 2016
If you want to double — or even triple — your dividend income overnight, there’s an easy way to do it: seek out companies that regularly pay special dividends. Management usually announces these one-time payouts (which are always larger than regular quarterly dividends) after reporting a blowout quarter, or if they suddenly find themselves sitting on a ballooning cash pile. And with S&P 500 firms holding onto a combined $2.1-trillion stash, special dividends are becoming a lot more common these days...

5 Dividend Stocks to Buy Even If Rates Rise
Asset managers can position themselves favorably with the rise in rates. In the fixed income sector, default rates are likely to plummet and higher interest rates will allow reinvestment at higher yields, which will eventually boost portfolio returns. The benefit can be attained by positioning fixed income portfolios strategically through proper management of duration, diversification of sources of yield and maximize the reinvestment of income. Keeping the above factors in mind, with the help of the Zacks Stock Screener, we have zeroed-in on five stocks from the finance sector with a dividend yield of 2.5% or more and a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) or 2 (Buy). Here's a look at five companies...

Merrill Lynch Has 4 Blue-Chip Dividend Stocks to Buy and Hold Forever
Given that the chances for dividend stocks to rebound do look solid, we screened the Merrill Lynch research universe database for blue chip stocks with good dividends that investors can not only buy for 2016, but can hold indefinitely, as they have shown over the years staying power and a long history of dividend increases. We found four, which are all rated Buy...

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

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