Sunday, January 31, 2016

Weekly Links: January 31, 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:

- The advantages of being a long-term dividend investor
- Dividend Growth Investing at Work - Health Care and Real Estate: 2 Great Trends for the Long Term
- Dividend Investor: How to track a dividend growth portfolio
- Dividends Manager 3.0 - Workshop and Test
- 12 Dividend Increases: January 18 To January 22, 2016
- Recent buys - RY & NA
- Dividend Growth Stock Overview: Factset Research System Inc.

The DIV-Net Featured Articles:

- Warren Buffett's Secret To 50% Returns
- 7 Best Monthly Dividend Paying Stocks Each Income Investor Should Consider Now For 2016
- Outlook for 2016
- Dividend Growth Investing 101
- Reinvest Dividends: Accelerate Growth

Articles from D4L-News:

My Favorite Healthcare Stock for 2016
Healthcare has proved to be an important sector to have exposure to over the past few years, because of the explosion of new medicines hitting the market and the positive impact of Obamacare on the earnings of some insurance companies and information technology companies alike. The Health Care Select Sector SPDR (NYSEMKT: XLV), for instance, has crushed the broader markets since 2010. An unwelcome mixture of rising debt levels at a time of potentially shrinking operating margins -- driven by the drug-pricing debate -- has the market spooked, so to speak, leading to these compressed forward P/E ratios. While the market's fear may turn out to be warranted, there are still some compelling buys in pharma that shouldn't be ignored. In fact...

Maximize Income in 2016 with These Dividend Stocks
In an unruly and volatile market, opting for safe bets is the most prudent strategy -- and what could be better than a dividend paying portfolio that generates steady income? A dividend represents the distribution of part of the company’s profits to its shareholders on a quarterly, semi-annual or annual basis. If you are an investor seeking steady returns, here we aim at compounding your investments by combining three parameters. We first used...

High-Dividend Stock Yields Over 7%, Has Industry Tailwinds, Strong Revenue And Income Growth
Worried about a rising dollar dampening your stock's earnings overseas? How about rising rates cutting into profits? Like some of the other REIT's we've covered in our articles. In addition, it's riding a wave of stronger demand for hotel rooms as the economy has recovered, with RevPAR (revenue per available room) rising from 6.5% to 7.2% in 2015, and forecasted to continue rising 5.7% to 6.3% in 2016, by three hotel industry research firms...

The Best High-Yield Dividend Stocks of 2015
Until the Federal Reserve incrementally raised them in December, for most of 2015 interest rates continued to motor along at historic lows. As a result, even the most generous dividend-paying stocks returned money well short of double-digit percentage rates. So our definition of "high-yield" for the year has to be stretched a bit. For our purposes here, we'll say that it's a rate that's at least double the average dividend yield of stocks on the S&P 500, which throughout the year hovered at around the 2% level. Using that criterion, I've picked out three companies that went above and beyond in 2015 to put money back in the pockets of their shareholders. The envelope, please...

3 Sturdy Utility Stocks to Hold in the Trenches
Conventional wisdom is that utility stocks are D.O.A as the Fed begins ratcheting up interest rates. For starters, their own borrowing costs will go up. After all, it takes a lot of debt to build-out a new natural gas plant or water line. You may want to go against conventional wisdom and consider utility stocks for your portfolio while the sector is dirt cheap — the XLU can be had for price-earnings of only 13. With that in mind, here are three utility stocks to buy today...

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

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