Sunday, June 12, 2016

Weekly Links: June 12, 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:

- Dividend Growth Stock Overview: Thomson Reuters
- Dividend Report May 2016
- Dividend Income Update May
- National Bank of Canada Logo
- PepsiCo (PEP) is a dividend machine to hold forever

The DIV-Net Featured Articles:

- 5 Dividend Stocks To Build Your Future Security
- 5 Stocks With Big Dividend Yields And Annual Returns Over 10%
- Multipronged Approach to Investing
- How to Retire and Not Outlive Your Money

Articles from D4L-News:

3 Cheap Stocks Set to Double Their Dividends
To see how focusing solely on current yield distorts the payout picture, take a look at Microsoft Corporation (MSFT). The stock currently boasts a 2.6% dividend yield, just above the S&P 500 average of 2.2%. That’s not bad, but it masks the 125% boost in the company’s dividend over the past five years. Before you ask, no, I don’t recommend buying Microsoft now, despite its glowing dividend history. That’s because the software giant’s payout hikes could be a lot smaller in the next five years than they were in the last five. Luckily, the three stocks below face no such roadblocks...

2 Beaten-up Dividend Aristocrats: Are They Bargains?
Dividend aristocrats are companies in the S&P 500 that have raised their dividends annually for at least 25 years. Just over 50 stocks meet those conditions, and many of them have rallied over the past few years thanks to low interest rates and a flight to "safer" stocks. Today, however, we'll discuss two unloved dividend aristocrats which didn't rally over the past year, and see if either one has become a bargain for income investors...

Warren Buffett Owns These 3 High-Yield Dividend Stocks
Most investors know Warren Buffett looks for high-quality businesses trading at fair or better prices. Few know the degree to which Buffett invests in dividend growth stocks. 92% of Warren Buffett's portfolio is invested in stocks that pay dividends. Further, his top four holdings, which make up 62% of his portfolio, have an average dividend yield of 3.2%. Warren Buffett's high-dividend portfolio is filled with great businesses. Today we'll look at his three highest-yielding dividend stocks...

High-Dividend Stock Yields 10%, Has 8 Straight Dividend Hikes, Goes Ex-Dividend This Week
This stock yields 10.22% and has a 1.08x coverage ratio. EBITDA has grown over 40%, and distributable cash flow is up over 60% in the last four quarters. It has raised its dividend eight straight times, and sees 5% to 7% more payout growth in 2016. Some of the high dividend stocks we've covered in our recent articles are showing lower revenues due to falling crude oil prices, but they're also showing good growth in EBITDA and distributable cash flow...

3 Oddball REITs Paying Big Dividends
These “oddball” REITs still own properties — or at least they do in the eyes of the IRS — just of another type. They offer the same benefits as owning a shopping mall, including those hefty dividend payouts. For investors, looking outside the box when it comes to REITs could do your portfolio some real good. Here are three oddball REITs paying big 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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