Sunday, October 30, 2016

Weekend Reading Links - October 30, 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 AT&T Stock
- November Watchlist: Pros & Cons
- How I plan to retire in a decade
- Travel Budget Review
- So You Want To Buy Johnson & Johnson..Just Not Here

The DIV-Net Featured Articles:

- 13 Dividend Stocks and 3 ETFs To Balance Your Asset Allocation
- 6 Cheap Dividend Aristocrats With A Current Buy Rating
- Recent Sell – Bank of Nova Scotia
- Thoughts on Moats
- Dividend Growth Investing at Work - The Streak Continues!

Articles from D4L-News:

3 Incredibly Cheap Dividend Stocks
There is plenty of talk that stocks are near or at all time highs as of late and that there aren't any good deals right now. However, investors that want to do a little digging will find quite a few interesting stocks that look very cheap. The thing that makes some of them cheap, though, is that they are in unique positions such as being in industries that are in structural decline or are simply in cyclical markets. Three dividend paying stocks that look very cheap by traditional valuation metrics today are...

3 Energy “Toll Roads” Yielding Up to 7.3%
These firm act like the “toll roads” of the energy industry. Drillers are always searching for the big score, hoping to hit it big on the next well. Pipelines, in contrast, are less glamorous. They make money moving oil to customers, content to just earn a fee on each barrel shipped. For this reason, pipeline profits are steady, like bond coupons. Owners have contracts of up to 10 years or more. Because most of their revenue comes from fixed fees, most have little exposure to energy prices. And while pipelines are costly to build, they’re cheap to maintain. Operating costs are just a fraction of sales; the rest of the money can be paid out to unitholders. As a result, these are some of the best dividend stocks around...

A Tax-Free 6.1% Yield to Trounce Stock Dividends
Taxes can eat up investing returns. Anyone who’s bought stocks and filled in a tax form knows this. But you don’t need to pay taxes on your investments—in fact, you can get a higher stream of income without paying any taxes altogether. The secret: municipal bond funds. This is especially important if you’re in the 25% income tax bracket or higher—and if you’re earning over $36,900, that means you. Fortunately, there are plenty of options. Here are three...

If You're in Your 60s, Consider Buying These 3 Stocks
After all, well-chosen stocks can provide investors with both near-term income and long-term growth potential, giving their portfolio a better chance of staying ahead of inflation. Of course, not every stock is a good choice for investors in their 60s. In general, older investors should favor businesses that are stable and offer a good mix of income, growth potential, and value. Here's a list of three stocks...

Interest Rates Are Going Higher: These 4 Top Dividend Stocks Will Do Just Fine
The long slow easy ride for bond investors is just about over. While the Federal Reserve has been very slow to raise rates, a move many on Wall Street are not thrilled with, the snail-like pace is due to end. In fact, most top firms on Wall Street believe the Fed will raise rates by 25 basis points, or ¼ of 1%, in December and will raise two times in 2017 and 2018. While some of the bond proxy stocks, like utilities, real estate investment trusts and telecoms, may struggle, not all the stocks in those categories are vulnerable. In addition, while the rate hikes will become regular, even by the end of 2018, the funds rates should still be below 2%. We screened the Merrill Lynch research database for dividend-paying stocks with good forward earnings prospects that are rated Buy. We found four that should continue to grind higher...

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

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