Saturday, April 22, 2017

Weekly Links: April 22, 2017

Each weekend 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:

- TECK Iron Condor (ROTH IRA)
- Applied Optoelectronics
- March 2017 Investment Income $617
- Dividend Increase Announcements for the Week Ending April 14, 2017
- Recap of the first Quarter 2017

The DIV-Net Featured Articles:

- Procter & Gamble Raises Dividends for 61st Years in a Row
- Loyal3 Brokerage to Shut Down in May
- Recent Buy – Toronto-Dominion Bank
- 10 Cheap Larg Cap Pharma Dividend Stocks
- Early Warning Signs of a Dividend Cut

Articles from D4L-News:

High-Dividend Stock Yields 12%, Strong Growth, Selling Below Book Value
Looking for bargains in the high dividend stock basement bin? While many of the newer basic materials stocks we've covered in our articles have been bid up over the past few months, here's one that Mr. Market has overlooked recently; even though it's up over 34% in the past year. This stock yields 12.56%, with distribution coverage of 1.18x. In 2016, revenue grew 29%, net income grew 131%, EBITDA grew 29%, and cash flow grew 26%. It's 11% below analysts' consensus price target, and selling at 26% below book value...

5 Dividend Stocks to Build a Solid Growth Portfolio
Stocks that have a strong history of dividend growth also have superior fundamentals and form a healthy and safe portfolio as opposed to those that have high yields. Dividend growth reflects a sustainable business model, a long track of profitability, rising cash flows, good liquidity, a strong balance sheet and some value characteristics. All these superior fundamentals make dividend growth stocks quality and promising investments for the long-term. Further, a history of strong dividend growth indicates that a hike is likely in the future. Although these stocks have a long history of outperformance compared with the broader stock market or any other dividend-paying stock, it does not necessarily mean that they have the highest yields. Here are five of the 25 dividend stocks that fit the bill...

These “Secret” High-Dividend Stocks Yield Up to 10.1%
These hidden high-dividend stocks yield up to 10.1%. You won’t find these payouts listed on Yahoo! Finance. In fact, you usually can’t find them published anywhere. The problem comes from a glitch in how the media reports numbers. But if you’re willing to do some digging, these stocks often deliver the biggest yields around. Some of these high-dividend stocks sport payouts of five, seven, even nine percent. Some firms, though, pay dividends on a scattershot basis. Sure, you might see a “posted yield” under two percent. The stock’s “real yield”, however, could be much larger. Case in point...

5 rock-solid dividend stocks to protect you from a stock-market retreat
The hard reality is that we are in year eight of an aging bull market DJIA, +0.33% That’s the second-longest run on record, second only to the 1990-2000 run. No stock-market rally in history has ever reached the 10-year mark. The takeaway, then, is simple: Now may be the time to take some money off the table, and get defensive. But even if you’re inclined to go “risk off” in the months ahead, don’t make the mistake of thinking the only alternative to stocks is to hide out in cash. In truth, there remain a few very attractive low-risk dividend plays that should hang tough even if the market does take a turn for the worse. Here are five such investments I’m watching right now...

3 Top Dividend Stocks Selling for a Discount This Spring
Dividend stocks are often the driving force of a well-rounded retirement portfolio. They offer three key advantages that are attractive to long-term investors. First, they're 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 help to hedge against downturns in the market. Since 1950, the S&P 500 has experienced 35 corrections of at least 10%. While a dividend generally won't erase the paper losses from a correction, it can help reduce investors' anxiety and mitigate some of their losses. 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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