Sunday, April 9, 2017

Weekly Links: April 9, 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:

- Dividend Aristocrats List for 2017
- 13 Option Moves to Boost My Investment Income
- Unconventional Ways to Save Money
- Air Lease Corp
- April 2017 Net Worth Update $961,548

The DIV-Net Featured Articles:

- Never Fall In Love With A Stock
- 6 Potential Stocks To Benefit From A Trump Policy
- 2 Recent Buys
- How to Find Dividend Stocks With The Market At All-Time Highs

Articles from D4L-News:

Come On, Admit It: Buying This Top Shelf 8% Yielder Is Still A No-Brainer
Like most high-yield income vehicles, this company has had a good run lately. Shares of the largest commercial mortgage REIT in the U.S. have risen ~23 percent in the last year as investors moved funds into interest rate-sensitive assets. Despite the increase in its valuation, I think the reward-to-risk combination still looks compelling here, largely because the REIT has excellent dividend coverage, interest rate upside (read: dividend upside) and is reasonably valued on a run-rate core earnings basis...

5 Value Stocks with Great Dividend Growth Prospects
For investors with sufficient time in hand, investing in dividend growth stocks is a great way to compound wealth over time, with the added benefit of providing a stream of cash along the way. However, these stocks are not a fixed income substitute and should not be used as a “safety net” investment by investors who cannot handle the volatility of owning stocks. Although these stocks offer good downside protection and long-term outperformance compared to their peers, they are prone to be volatile and faces risks of permanent losses compared to high-quality bonds. Here are five of the 21 stocks that fit the bill...

7 High-Yield Dividend Stocks That Are Actually Safe
There are reasonably safe places to find yield, however, even in this market. That doesn’t mean they’re perfectly safe — there’s no such thing as a free lunch — but for investors looking to drive income with the modest addition of risk, we have a few candidate. These high-yield dividend stocks all yield more than 5%. All of them are U.S.-based companies (if only to avoid the tax complications that can come from overseas dividends). And all are worth a long look for income investors hunting strong dividends without taking on a significant amount of risk. Here’s a look at these seven high-yield dividend stocks, starting with the smallest yielder...

7 Cheap Dividend Stocks to Buy Now
Finding cheap dividend stocks that are actually buy-worthy is tough. On the one hand, you’re looking for significant dividend yield. On the other hand, you’d also like to invest in a business that’s still growing. And on the third hand, you don’t want to overpay. On top of all that, macroeconomic risks are a constant concern, primarily with interest rates possibly going up. Today, I’m looking at seven cheap dividend stocks to buy now. I’m defining a cheap dividend stock as one that trades at a discount to free cash flow value, and I’m only looking at companies with sound businesses that yield 4% or more...

10 Safe Dividend Stocks to Own During the Next Market Crash
While the market’s valuation appears high relative to history, interest rates are also at very low levels — even after the Fed’s recent fed funds rate hike — making dividend stocks more attractive. It’s also true that no matter how high the market gets, something is on sale. Reasonably priced stocks with below average volatility also tend to decline less during market down periods, preserving capital. Essentially, if you buy fairly priced, high-quality, low-volatility dividend growth stocks, such as dividend aristocrats, you can protect yourself from unpredictable market risk. To help get you started, here are 10 great, safe dividend stocks to consider for your diversified dividend growth portfolio in the event of a market crash. We used our Dividend Safety Scores to identify many of these candidates. In order of yield...

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

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