Sunday, January 29, 2017

Weekly Links: January 29, 2017

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:

- I Need $14,000, or, Budgeting in 2017.
- Hormel Foods (HRL) Dividend Stock Analysis
- 3M Company: Quality? Check. Diversified? Check. A Buy? Nope.
- 12 Tips to Help Turn Your Company into an International Business

The DIV-Net Featured Articles:

- Who Owns The Top Dividend Stocks?
- 6 Long-Term Dividend Growth Stocks to Buy Now
- Outlook for 2017
- Dividend Growth Investing at Work - Realty Income Strikes Again!
- My 5 Priorities for 2017

Articles from D4L-News:

The Best 7%+ Dividends for 2017
This time last year, the Fed was promising four rate hikes over the next twelve months. The “smart money” crowd (via Fed Funds futures prices) was betting on two. And both parties were too aggressive as we saw just one rate hike in 2016.Today we have Yellen & Co promising three hikes in 2017, while the futures markets say just two. Given their track records, I’m inclined to take the “under” on both predictions. But it doesn’t really matter if we see one rate hike or two (or even three) next year. The income investments I like best have already been discounted well in excess of their rate hike risk...

2 Incredibly Cheap Dividend Stocks
With 2016 coming to a close, the S&P 500 is up 10.7% and is trading at a cyclically adjusted price-to-earnings ratio of 28 times. With that backdrop, it's getting progressively harder to find stocks selling at a bargain price that are actually worth your time as an investor. Most of the ones selling for cheap prices today are cheap for a reason: They make for awful long-term investments. That isn't the case with all inexpensive stocks, though. Two companies in particular...

8% Yielding REIT, Strong Growth, Covered Dividend, Pays Monthly
Acquisitions are key for this REIT to grow its equity valuation and could be a positive catalyst for FFO growth, proving that even smaller REITs that depend on acquisitions to grow their real estate portfolio can afford to pay a much higher dividend than the typical, larger REIT. This small equity value REIT is growing fast. It handsomely covers its dividend payout with core funds from operations and sells for ~10.3x Q3-16 run-rate core FFO. An investment in it yields 8.29 percent...

A Dividend Growth Stock Yielding 6.0% from the Energy Sector
As an income investor, the number-one goal should be to find a dividend growth stock. This is because the purpose of income investing is to invest in companies that have growing earnings and that share the profits with the shareholders. Another reason to consider a dividend growth stock is that it provides safety to the dividend, making it unlikely that the dividend will be cut in the future. A company for dividend growth investors to consider is...

Best Dividend Stocks For Retirement Income In 2017
My theme of “Stay in your lane and go with what you know” lends itself to focusing on large well-known companies, as we have done in the past. Larger, established companies have pricing power, brand recognition, and often times, management teams who have weathered various economic cycles. In addition to being some of the biggest and most recognized players in their industries, I feel these companies are undervalued and positioned to take advantage of major trends including aging baby boomers and opportunities for growth through international exposure...

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

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