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Weekend Reading Links - December 24, 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:

- Future Investments
- The Great Pension Experiment Part III: One Year Review
- J. M. Smucker (SJM) Dividend Stock Analysis
- 16 Stocks to Buy each with their Respective Investment Thesis
- Recent Option Transactions

The DIV-Net Featured Articles:

- 12 Dividend Growth Stocks With A Good Yield/Growth Mix
- 5 Dividend Stocks At Discounted Prices
- 9 Top Dividend Stocks in the Energy Sector after the OPEC Meeting
- Valuation Guide for 2017 + 3 Undervalued Companies
- Measure progress by the evolution of your thinking

Articles from D4L-News:

6 Great Dividend Growth Stocks for Higher Returns
Though rising yields have dampened the appeal for dividend investing, a niche corner of this space is still in vogue. This is none other than the dividend growth strategy. Stocks with a strong history of dividend growth year over year form a healthy portfolio with greater scope of capital appreciation as opposed to simple dividend paying stocks or those that pays high yields. Dividend growth stocks generally act as a hedge against economic or political uncertainty as these belong to mature companies, which are less susceptible to large swings in the market while simultaneously offer downside protection with their consistent increase in payouts. Additionally, these stocks have superior fundamentals that make...

3 Top Dividend Aristocrats to Buy Now
It's not often that Dividend Aristocrat stocks are cheap. Their reputation as stable investments that steadily raise payouts year-in and year-out makes them stocks for which investors willingly pay a decent premium. On occasion, the market does view these companies with a slightly skeptical view, which makes for a great time for investors to jump in.
Three Dividend Aristocrat stocks that look compelling today are...

High-Dividend Stock Yields 12%, Industry Turnaround Just Starting
Looking for a niche high-dividend paying stock with steady payouts? This stock yields over 12% and has a good track record of paying steady distributions. Its distribution is supported by long-term contracts for a vital service. Demand and pricing have begun to pick up in its industry. We've owned and covered...

My top five dividend stocks for 2017
The Fed has only lifted rates once since they economic crisis, and while one or two small rate hikes will not de-rail the stock market, we could see a transfer of money out of dividend stocks and into more traditional fixed income assets. Dividend stocks have been popular while rates remained low, but they could run into some selling pressure in 2017. Keeping interest rates in mind, it is more important than ever to make sure your dividend stocks offer more than just income. You have to ensure that your dividend stocks offer a decent chance of share appreciation, since they will be the dividend stocks that are most shielded from any money transfer out of dividend stocks. Here are my five favorite dividend stocks for 2017...

4 High Yielding Consumer Staples Dividend Stocks to Buy
Why Consumer Staples Stocks? Surging consumer confidence and indications of a stronger economy ahead make the consumer staples sector attractive. Investing in consumer staples stocks is safer because of their defensive nature. In fact, consumer staples stocks have the potential to counter these macro-economic headwinds. However, selecting winning stocks may prove...

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

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