Saturday, April 29, 2017

Weekly Links: April 29, 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:

- Portfolio Update – March 2017
- Latest Reinvestments
- Best Low Cost Online Brokerages
- Stockpile Brokerage Review
- 14 Ways I'm Using Options for Income

The DIV-Net Featured Articles:

- The Perfect Dividend Stock
- 8 High-Yielding Divided Income Stocks With Low Debt To Consider
- 2017 Top Investment Picks – Q1 Update
- Seven Companies Giving Their Owners A Raise

Articles from D4L-News:

2 Stocks to Buy With Dividends Yielding More Than 5%
Unfortunately, high-yield stocks have become a high-risk area for investors over the past several years. Due to low interest rates, investors have become so hungry for yield that they've gobbled up almost anything that pays a high rate, which has pushed valuations up and yields down. Meanwhile, the thirst for yield has caused income-focused companies to do whatever it takes to satiate that desire, sometimes taking on elevated levels of risk to pay at a compelling level, which has often led to disastrous results...

The Steady 7.81% Yield That Shouldn't Exist
While Treasury rates were falling and several preferred shares gained in value, one was left behind. These shares are easily overlooked and the yield that remains appears to be fueled by an agent selling for the mortgage REIT. The price history on the shares over the last few months shows significantly less volatility on average with a couple clear pricing failures. Since publishing on this idea, volume dramatically surpassed what investors saw for many months leading up to this...

5 Top Dividend Stocks to Buy for a Whimsical April
The current valuation is a lot dependent on Trump getting through his economic agenda. However, as mentioned earlier, if Trump further runs into trouble with tax reforms then stretched valuations will certainly make investors more nervous. Here V stands for Value, G for Growth and M for Momentum and the score is a weighted combination of these three metrics. Such a score allows you to eliminate the negative aspects of stocks and select winners...

5 Dividend Stocks That Ensure Solid Growth
These companies have a sustainable business model, a long track of profitability, rising cash flows, good liquidity, strong balance sheet and some value characteristics. All these superior fundamentals make dividend growth stocks a quality and promising investment for the long term. Further, a history of strong dividend growth indicates that a future hike is likely. This makes the portfolio healthy and safe. Though these stocks have long history of outperformance compared to the broad stock market or any other dividend paying stocks, it does not necessarily mean that they have the highest yields. Here are five of the 25 stocks that fit the bill...

High-Yield REIT Stock Pays 8%, Strong Growth, Good Dividend Coverage, Pays Monthly
Smaller REITs have a competitive advantage over bigger REITs: They can much more easily grow their valuations through smart and value-enhancing acquisitions. Bigger REITs often already have exhausted this option while smaller REITs have much more growth value for their shareholders. Big REITs, on the other hand, are usually longer in business, have a much longer dividend history, and, therefore, a lower risk for investors. This company is a bet on FFO growth as much as it is an income play. The REIT has largely grown through acquisitions, which have fueled the company's core FFO. Its dividend coverage has been quite good. Shares sell for ~12.5x core FFO, and the REIT expects to fully earn its dividend in 2017. An investment in the stock yields 7.80 percent...

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

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