Sunday, February 5, 2017

Weekly Links: February 5, 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:

- Nexstar Media Group
- February 2017 Net Worth Update $929,018
- Dividend Increase Announcements for the Week Ending January 27, 2017
- Portfolio Update January
- Fundamental Analysis: The Balance Sheet

The DIV-Net Featured Articles:

- Are The Dividends Safe For These High-Yielding Stocks?
- 4 Best Income
Stocks Worth Buying in 2017

- Passive Income Update – Dec 2016
- New Year, New Opportunity?
- 2017 Goals

Articles from D4L-News:

Dividend Stocks With Yields Up To 7.5%
Income-hungry investors continue to flock to stocks over bonds, where yields, while rising, remain relatively low. But how to find attractive investments? Dividend stocks still appeal to investors who need income now and to those who think it’s only fair for companies to reward their owners with a good portion of the profits. And if a high dividend-payer’s sales and profits are also increasing, so much the better. While only three of these stocks have “buy” ratings from 50% of the analysts and just one does better than that, only three are expected...

3 “Dogs of the Dow” Paying Up to 4.3%
The “Dogs of the Dow” are back. And this year, the biggest dogs are not just generous yielders – they’re cash cows with price upside to boot. Blue chip names are rarely cheap, which is why we only want to buy them when their businesses are in the tank. As sales and profits recover (as they almost-always do), we enjoy outsized price gains along with our dividends. Since 2000, the Dogs of the Dow have returned an average of 7.9% as a group. That beats both the 5.8% return of the S&P 500, and even the 6.3% average return of the Dow Jones Industrial Average itself. Today, I’m going to take a look at the three “doggiest” Dogs...

High-Dividend Stock Yields 9%, 4 Straight Dividend Hikes, Insiders Buying
Do you use an ethanol blended gasoline in your buggy? Over the past few years, more and more gas stations seem to be carrying ethanol blends, which leads us to the focus stock in this article. This stock yields over 9%, with 1.19x dividend coverage in the third quarter. They've raised their dividend for four straight quarters. Insiders have bought shares over the past two months. It's currently over 16% below analysts' consensus price target...

This High Dividend Stock Now Yields 7.9%
The stock market is soaring past its all-time high. Even the blue-chip dividend stocks have made impressive gains, pushing their yields lower. But it’s not the end of the world for dividend investors. For instance, this high dividend stock is yielding 7.9% at the moment. The big question is: is the dividend safe? The high-dividend stock I’m talking about is...

3 Top Dividend Stocks Selling for a Discount This Winter
Dividend stocks are often the driving force of a well-rounded retirement portfolio. They offer three key advantages that can be quite attractive to long-term investors. First, they are a sign of a company's proven long-term track record. A business wouldn't consider sharing its profits if the management team didn't believe those profits were sustainable. Second, dividend stocks can help to hedge against inevitable downturns in the stock market. Since 1950, the S&P 500 has had 35 separate stock market corrections of at least 10% when rounding to the nearest integer. While a dividend is unlikely to erase the paper losses created by a stock market downturn, it can help reduce investors' anxiety and mitigate some of their losses. Last, dividend payments can be reinvested into more shares of stock. These top dividend stocks appear to be discounted...

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

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