Sunday, March 5, 2017

Weekly Links: March 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:

- Vulcan Materials
- Dividend Increase Announcements for the Week Ending February 24, 2017
- Dividend Income Update February
- Feb 2017 Personal Finances in Review
- SNC-Lavalin (SNC.TO) Analysis

The DIV-Net Featured Articles:

- 8 Dividend Stocks With A 15% Yield In 15 Years
- The Most Important Buyback Champions On The Market
- 2 Recent Buys – CU, NGD
- Dividend Growth Investing at Work - A Hidden Increase
- U.S. vs Canadian Market

Articles from D4L-News:

3 Attractive Income Stocks Whose Dividends Could Double
Not all income stocks live up to their full potential. Using the payout ratio -- i.e., the percentage of profits a company returns to its shareholders as dividends -- we can get a good read on whether or not a company has room to increase its dividend. Payout ratios between 50% and 75% are ideal. Here are three income stocks with payout ratios currently below 50% that could potentially double their dividend payments...

2 Cheap Dividend Stocks You Can Buy Right Now
The real estate sector performed quite poorly over the latter half of 2016 as interest rates began to rise, creating some attractive buying opportunities for long-term investors. Here are two REITs with strong dividends, both of which have fallen considerably from their 2016 highs, that income-seeking investors may want to take a look at. Most residential REITs invest in apartment communities, but the Great Recession created some attractive opportunities in the single-family rental market, and a few REITs were formed to take advantage...

Safe Dividend Stocks to Own If the Big Market Correction Comes
Even though the stock market has rallied for almost eight years without any serious downturns, many of the Wall Street pundits say it can go higher, much higher. One thing to do for investors who are not trying to time the market but keep a long-term view is to rotate out of expensive overbought stocks to those that offer more value and dividends. We screened the Merrill Lynch research universe and found five mega-cap companies that fit the bill perfectly, and all are rated Buy at Merrill Lynch...

High-Dividend Stock Yields 8%, Below Book Value
Looking for high dividend stocks in a leading sector? This stock yields 7.97%, with 1.14x distribution coverage in the past four quarters. It should announce its upcoming Q4 distribution this week and go ex-dividend around 1/31/17. It has steadily decreased its debt load over the past four quarters and is trading below book value. It also has attractive options - there are two trades detailed in this article...

The 2 Best Dow Dividend Stocks Today
The classic “Dogs of the Dow” strategy advises buying the 10 highest-yielding Dow Jones Industrial Average stocks, then holding onto them for a year. The idea is that higher yields are a signal of a beaten-up share price – and that because we’re buying a stable blue-chip with a stable customer base, investors will eventually bid the stock back up when the business cycle turns up again. But we can further improve on this effective yet somewhat “dumb” strategy with a bit of second-level analysis. After all, some of these companies have business models that are actually aging in dog years! And they should be avoided...

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

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