Sunday, February 14, 2016

Weekly Links: February 14, 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:

- You need conviction to average down in a stock
- 4 Strong Dividend Growth Stocks for your RRSP
- Dividend Growth Investing at Work - Pouring Out Larger Dividends!
- Markets still flashing a recession
- Purchase of shares of Johnson & Johnson and BASF

The DIV-Net Featured Articles:

- What Determines A Dividend Stock's Yield
- 8 Best Dividend Stock Bets For 2016
- Recent Buy – Apple Inc
- 20 Quick Ways to Check a Company

Articles from D4L-News:

Outperforming Dividend Aristocrat Is Beating The Market Pullback, Insiders Are Buying
Looking for a safe place to hide from the market pullback and collect some dividends in the meantime? We went looking for Mr. Market's favorite dividend paying stocks over the past month and in 2016, and, no surprise, utilities have been getting more support than the lion's share of other dividend stocks...

3 Attractive Income Stocks Whose Dividends Could Double
Not all income stocks live up to their full potential. Utilizing the payout ratio, or the percentage of profits a company returns in the form of a dividend to its shareholders, we can get a good bead on whether a company has room to increase its dividend. Ideally, we like to see healthy payout ratios between 50% and 75%. Here are three income stocks with payout ratios currently below 50% that could potentially double their dividends...

Scrap The 4% Retirement Rule, Buy Dividend Stocks With 4% Yields Instead
Many retirees subscribe to the 4% retirement rule. This is a framework for managing assets into retirement. The 4% rule calls for an investor keeping a balanced portfolio of stocks and bonds, withdrawing 4% of their retirement balance every year. Under most projections, the portfolio should last 30 years. While the 4% rule is commonly utilized, it also has a withdrawal component. I don't want my retirement portfolio to have an expiration date. I'd much rather set up a retirement plan that provides income into perpetuity, so that I don't have to worry about unexpectedly outliving my savings. That's why I think a better way to go would be to scrap the 4% rule completely, and instead buy dividend growth stocks that yield 4% or better...

High-Dividend Stock Yields 12%, Will Raise Dividend Over 20% In 2016, Earnings Estimates Rising
This stock yields 12.5% now, but will raise its dividend substantially in 2016, for a potential forward yield over 15%. It recently made an acquisition which will be immediately accretive to earnings. It has no ties to crude and natural gas, and just extended the life of its take-or-pay contracts to eight years. Analysts earnings estimates have steadily risen by over 20% over the past 60 days...

3 Safe-Harbor Dividend Stocks With 3%+ Yield That Beat Bear Markets
The S&P 500 is down nearly 9% in January. The market is off to one of its worst starts ever. The VIX Volatility Index is spiking, indicating that the stock market is becoming more turbulent. Positive returns on most equities are very much in doubt for 2016. With global markets threatening another bear market, investors should fortify their portfolios with safe-harbor business that will do well in any economic environment. The three blue chip stocks in this article have a long history of paying steady or rising dividends through recessions. All three sell low-priced goods consumers buy whether the economy is booming or busting. Safe-Harbor Stock No. 1...

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

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