Sunday, September 25, 2016

Weekend Reading Links - September 25, 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:

- Buying More Shares of Magna International
- Current Watch List
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Dividend Investing
- Federal Reserve Rates Since 1971
- Tractor Supply Company

The DIV-Net Featured Articles:

- Love People, Use Dividend Stocks
- 5 High Yielding Dividend Aristocrats For A Buy And Hold Strategy
- Recent Buy – Pan American Silver Corp
- Why the rich will get richer

Articles from D4L-News:

Sometimes A 7.5% Yield Beats An 11% Yield
I've been keeping an eye on most of the preferred shares within the mortgage REIT sector. Each week, I run the analysis for subscribers. I highlighted this security a few times, but it still trades at better valuations than the other preferred shares. This company has four series of preferred stock, one of which continues to impress me. I recently bought in on the E series because the fundamentals make it more attractive than the other series given current prices. The yield is only around 7.5-7.6%, but I expect share prices to remain solid...

The Market Is Pricey, but These 4 Dividend Stocks Are Still Dirt Cheap
Any way you look at the metrics, the stock market is very pricey on a historical basis. While not every sector is, the S&P 500 as a whole is, driven by huge premiums in utilities, telecoms and consumer staples. Premiums are generated by investors starved for yield and buying stocks in those sectors in lieu of bonds with historically low coupons. The key for investors is to find cheap stocks in sectors that are still reasonable. Consumer discretionary and technology are cheaper than their averages over the past 25 years, so we screened the Merrill Lynch research data base for stocks in those sectors, that were still cheap and rated Buy. We found four that look outstanding, and all have dividends that are higher than the current 30-year U.S. Treasury, which is currently yielding a paltry 2.25%...

3 Stocks to Buy with Dividends Yielding More than 3%
Many investors believe that an interest rate hike in September could cause some higher-yielding dividend stocks to give up some of their big gains over the past year. If interest rates rise, bonds become safer income investments for capital preservation than dividend stocks...

A No-Brainer 9% Yielder
This company recently completed a capital raise. Net proceeds of ~$129 million will be used for portfolio investments and to grow NII. Its shares are selling for ~10.2x Q2-16 NII. An investment in the company yields ~9 percent. Expectedly, the emotionally-fueled sell-off afforded investors with a nice buying opportunity, and investors that bought when everyone else ran for the door, have made a nice profit so far: shares have risen ~15 percent since I recommended buying the business development company to income investors in May...

7 Safe Dividend Stocks That Beat Bear Markets
In the midst of the second-longest bull market ever recorded, many conservative dividend investors are feeling increasingly anxious. The S&P 500’s forward P/E ratio of 17.1 sits approximately 20% above its 10-year average. To make matters even more uncomfortable for income investors, lower-for-longer interest rates have made safe haven companies such as utilities and consumer staples even more expensive relative to history. No one knows where the market will go from here, but the following companies all have strong Dividend Safety Scores and performed well during the last recession. These companies are safe income bets for buy-and-hold investors and dependable sources of retirement income...

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

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