Sunday, March 19, 2017

Weekly Links: March 19, 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:

- (3) X strangle rolled
- Broadcom
- February 2017 Investment Income $326
- Dividend Increase Announcements for the Week Ending March 10, 2017
- Stock valuation Procter & Gamble

The DIV-Net Featured Articles:

- International Diversification May Be Closer than You Think
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- What’s in a career?

Articles from D4L-News:

High-Dividend Stock Yields 11%, Industry Turnaround Picking Up, Analysts Raising Price Targets
After bottoming around 400, the (US) rig count has increased to over 700 rigs currently, up about 80% from the low point. Commodity prices for both oil and natural gas are significantly higher and have appeared to stabilize at levels that permit economic exploration and production. Energy industry activity, as measured by rig counts in capex spending, is quite encouraging. The capital markets have opened up and the general level of confidence throughout the sector has risen significantly. This stock yields 11.58%, with distributions supported by fee-based contracts. It's benefiting from an industry turnaround - they just reported record Revenues in Q4. Management has paid down more debt recently - the company now has one of the lowest debt loads in its industry. It has a competitive advantage in the most in demand equipment in its industry...

The 3 Best REITs for Sky-High Total Returns
While interest rates are ticking up, the yield on the 10-Year Treasury Bond is still only 2.4%. That makes it pretty hard for investors to grow their wealth over time. REITs pay decent yields, and are also investing in new properties to grow. REITs offer a compelling combination of growth and income. It will be some time before interest rates increase to the level where investors can gain yield and grow their wealth, which means REITs should remain en vogue for many years to come. Below are three REITs with compelling total return potential going forward...

3 Dividend Stocks for 2017
A very high dividend yield is a risk at times because it may be a sign of significant stock price decline, meaning the dividends are in jeopardy. It is always important to be cautious since dividends are not guaranteed and can be changed at any time. In my opinion, companies that are market leaders with a decent dividend yield and a strong history of dividend payouts should be considered as an investment opportunity. Some dividend stocks I believe are the safest investments are...

3 High-Yield ETFs That Could Power Your Portfolio Higher
Exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, can be a powerful and smart way to pursue above-average income opportunities in the market. The short story is that ETFs provide instant diversification, thus lowering the risk of holding a single high-yield stock that may turn out to be a ticking time bomb later on down the road. Given the expansive universe of high-yield ETFs in existence at the moment, however, it's not exactly easy to choose the cream of the crop. Our Foolish team of dividend experts, though, think that...

Earn Yields Up to 8.5% with These 5 Top Dividend Stocks
In a rising tide, even garbage floats. Where are the best places right now? I’m looking through the countries hammered the hardest during the recent bear market. If you’re willing to shift through the market’s discount bin, something you can uncover a real gem. I’m also sticking to the “beachfront properties.” Beyond broad country indices, I’m looking for wonderful businesses. Firms with entrenched market positions that throw off tons of distributions and cash flow. With all of the dour headlines, these great dividend stocks have been marked down...

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

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