Sunday, February 21, 2016

Weekly Links: February 21, 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:

- Annual Review, 2015
- Food for thought - 7 aha moments
- Dividend Growth Stock Overview: Fastenal Company
- Tax-Free Dividends in Retirement
- Business Change is bad for dividend investors

The DIV-Net Featured Articles:

- 4 Secrets To Finding The Best Dividend Stocks
- Safe Haven Investing
- Stock Valuation: An Overview
- Procter & Gamble – Don’t Get Fooled by the High PE Ratio; This Company Has Potential

Articles from D4L-News:

7 A-Rated Dividend Stocks to Buy for 2016 and Beyond!
Key to picking solid dividend stocks is making sure the companies they represent are prepared for the global and domestic economy that is developing in 2016. For example, are they structured well enough to deal with the strong dollar’s pressure on international earnings, or have they shifted their growth strategy in particular sectors to gain more than they lose abroad? These seven companies answer “yes” to these questions...

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...

3 Dividend Stocks To Buy Now And Hold Forever
The numbers tell the tale: according to Ned Davis Research, dividend-paying stocks returned an average of 9.3% a year from 1972 through 2014, compared to 2.6% for non-dividend payers—and they did so with less volatility. And with the selloff driving prices down — and dividend yields up — now is a great time to add some top-quality names (companies with strong brands, easy-to-understand businesses and rising payouts) to your portfolio. Here are three such stocks that are permanently on my watch list...

Another Dividend Aristocrat Beating The Market, With Estimates Rising, Reports This Week
This dividend aristocrat yields 5.5%, and has outperformed the market over the past month, quarter and year-to-date. It has raised its dividend for 32 consecutive years. Analysts' earnings estimates have been rising over the past seven and 30 days. Looking for solid dividend stocks that aren't getting pounded by the market pullback? How about ones that are actually outperforming the market? You've come to the right place. This article focuses on...

Beat Volatility: 3 High-Yielding Dividend Stocks with Low Betas
Low beta stocks tend to have less price fluctuation too, so we probably won’t expect to earn as much on a price-changing basis as a growth stock might. We still want to come away from this rough year with some income, so some high-yielding dividends are especially attractive right now. These three stocks are what we’re looking for when it comes to finding companies with less volatility and higher dividends...

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

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