Sunday, May 1, 2016

Weekly Links: May 1, 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:

- How an Elevator Company More Than 160 Years Old is Using Disruptive Technology to Reach the Cloud
- ECB policy: The consumer suffers
- 10 Dividend Growth Stocks For April 2016
- The easiest way to not pay any taxes
- Bert’s Q1 2016 Goals Review

The DIV-Net Featured Articles:

- How To Manage Your Dividend Portfolio In A Downturn
- 20 Really Cheap Value Income Stocks With Yields Up To 32.21%
- Canadian Stocks to DRIP
- Should You Buy McDonald’s Now… Or Wait?

Articles from D4L-News:

7 Best Dividend Stocks for a Rocky Market Read
Historically, dividends have generated about 40% of the market’s total returns (the rest has come from price gains). Moreover, dividend payers tend to lose less than nonpayers during downturns and vault ahead of the broader market over long stretches. We chose five firms that are steadily boosting earnings and dividends along the way, measures that should help lift their stock prices, along with two high-yield stocks that seem worth the extra risk...

Yes, You Can Still Build A 4% Yielding Portfolio In Today's Market
A common complaint I see on Seeking Alpha is that the market is too expensive and there are limited opportunities for income investors. Despite certain sectors being expensive, there are still plenty of dividend growth stocks available at reasonable yields and valuations. I present a diversified 25 stock portfolio of quality companies providing a overall yield over 4% at today's prices. Here is the portfolio of 25 companies that I came up with...

High-Dividend Stock Yields 15%, Has 20% Cash Flow Growth, 35% Revenue Growth
This stock's common distribution yields over 15%, with 1.15x coverage. It just announced two new contracts that extended its average contract life to nearly eight years, and will increase its cash flow substantially. It also has preferred shares which yield over 10% that are 15% below their call value. Looking for well-covered high dividend yields? This week, we're sailing back into the shipping lanes, in fact, some very cold shipping lanes...

3 High Yield Stocks at Big Discounts to Book
The Federal Reserve’s slowing approach to rate hikes is a big positive for firms that practice financial wizardry. Fed Chair Janet Yellen told The Economic Club of New York earlier this week that she considered it “appropriate for the Committee to proceed cautiously in adjusting policy.” Translation – they’re going to keep moving slowly. Inflation isn’t yet in the picture, and until it is, the Fed can keep rates low for longer than most think. And that’s bullish for business development companies, or BDCs...

3 Top Stocks to Buy Your Grandkids
The amazing power of compounding makes it easier to grow wealth the earlier in life you start investing. So, perhaps you want to help give your grandkids the financial leg up in life that you wish someone had given you, by buying stocks for them. We asked three of our contributors to name a stock that he or she believes would make a great investment for a child...

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

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