Sunday, December 18, 2016

Weekend Reading Links - December 18, 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:

- Sell: ARLP
- Portfolio Update November
- 2017 Goals
- Exco Technologies Ltd. (XTC.TO) Analysis – F2016 Update
- The advantages of being a long-term dividend investor

The DIV-Net Featured Articles:

- 7 High Yield, High Risk Dividend Stocks
- 4 Stocks That I Think Will Be Great Dividend Investments Built For The Next Century
- Why Gold?
- Rethinking my property allocation
- Automating my investment strategy

Articles from D4L-News:

3 Dividend Stocks to Buy Now and Hold for 20 Years
Forget the pundits—they totally blew the call on this election. And I sure hope you didn’t take their stock advice, either. Ahead of the vote, one economics professor said the market would drop 7% if Trump won. Another analyst said you should go to cash “if you’re not already there.” I could go on. If you followed that advice, you’ve missed a 2.1% rise in the S&P 500 since Election Day. It’s worse if you were overweight financials, as the sector has been on an absolute tear, with the iShares US Financials ETF (IYF) surging 7.0%. Sad! Which begs the question: what the heck do you do with your portfolio now? Let me give you an answer: buy more stocks, particularly companies that pay—and better yet grow—their dividends, including these three...

3 Stocks to Buy With Dividends Yielding More Than 3%
If you look only at yield to the exclusion of all other factors, then you run the risk of buying stocks that don't have the growth prospects you want. Instead, the highest-quality dividend stocks will offer not only income but also share-price appreciation potential that can dramatically add to your total returns. Income investors love dividend stocks because they combine both current income and growth prospects. However, you can't just buy any dividend stock. Instead, you need the stocks with the most potential for future gains. Below, you'll find...

Unique Small-Cap, High-Dividend Stock Yields 8%, Pays Monthly
Looking for secure monthly dividend income with no currency exchange risk? This stock yields 7.8%, with steady payouts and good coverage, supported by long-term contracts. It pays its dividends in US dollars, with no currency risk. It's the only publicly-traded company in its industry that pays dividends. It refinanced its debt at lower rates, which will save it substantial amounts of interest annually. Maybe you should climb aboard...

5 Very Safe Dividend Stocks to Buy Now and Hold Forever
With the markets warming up to the reality of a Donald Trump presidency and administration, some people have become nervous about dividend-paying stocks as they see higher interest rates and inflation ahead. While the bond proxy sectors like real estate investment trusts and utilities may hold less appeal as they are very slow growers, other sectors like consumer staples and telecoms still make sense since they can continue to grow market share. We screened the Merrill Lynch research database for stocks with the firms best volatility rating, and solid growing dividends that were rated Buy. We found five that growth and income investors could buy now, and put in their portfolios forever...

Earn 5% From This Unique Real Estate Stock
Dividend investors are always on the lookout for new opportunities for investments. A reliable sector for meeting this need for income is the real estate sector. One of the most difficult segments to invest in when it comes to the real estate sector is office properties. The number-one barrier to entry for investing in office buildings is that millions of dollars in capital is required. To make it even more difficult, the highest-quality properties attract a higher rental rate per square foot. Further, such properties can usually only be found in the downtown core of major cities. There also needs to be years of experience with assisting customers, because each building has its own special relationship between landlord and tenant. One company that may give dividend investors exposure to this sector without doing the heavy lifting and having a large bank account is...

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

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