Saturday, June 3, 2017

Weekly Links: June 3, 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:

- Two New Purchases!!
- Wizard of Lies: Dividend Thoughts
- Thirty Dividend Champions to Consider
- Dividend Update Preview - May 2017 [Infographic]
- May 2017 options income

The DIV-Net Featured Articles:

- 4 Dividend Stocks Delivering The Secret To Successful Investing
- An update on my start up journey

Articles from D4L-News:

Dividend Stock Yields 8%, Goes Ex This Week, Record Earnings, More Due In 2017
Looking for a solid citizen to add to your income portfolio? This stock yields 8.21% with 1.22x distribution coverage. GLOP just reported record revenues and EBITDA, and raised its distribution. The company acquired a new asset in Q1 '17 that'll be immediately accretive to earnings...

2 Surprisingly Cheap Stocks With High Dividends
I look for dividend growth to confirm management’s commitment to the cash payout. This tells me that the high dividend yield isn’t just a function of a falling stock price but of an increasing dividend as well. Finally, investing decisions have to be made with an eye to the future. Fundamentals on trailing financials can confirm valuation and management’s ability but equity investing is all about future cash flows. I want to see that the outlook will support the dividend with additional price appreciation. Finding quality dividend names in value territory is getting difficult and you need to be extremely critical of any stock trading for a steep discount to the rest of its industry. These companies passed my test for cheap dividend stocks based on the criteria above...

3 Bargain Hotel REITs Paying up to 7%
The hotel industry is booming as America’s economic recovery continues. In 2016, hotel revenues across the board climbed more than 4% to hit nearly $200 billion — a record high. Meanwhile, STR and Tourism Economics forecast that U.S. hotels will continue chugging up the mountain over the next few years. Here are three hotel-focused REITs that pay sizable yields (up to 7%). Two of them have big upside potential while the third is proof-positive that even a bright industry has a few bad seeds...

The 5 Best Retirement Stock Opportunities for 2017
The returns from dividend growth stocks are more than double those of the S&P 500. A major reason for the outperformance is that companies that pay a dividend are less volatile than those that don’t. This is because the income from a quality dividend-paying company will still be paid in a down market. Dividend growth stocks have outperformed all dividend-paying stocks as well because the income received over time increased. Therefore, based on the initial purchase price, the average yield only goes up, and with it the return. Now, let’s take a look at my favorite dividend growth stocks that could help you achieve your retirement goals...

2 Top Dividend Stocks in the Internet of Things
In what's poised to be one of the highest-profile tech trends of the next several decades, the Internet of Things (IoT) comes with growth estimates ranging anywhere from bullish to borderline preposterous. Here's a smattering of IoT estimates from a quick search: 1. 20 billion devices will be connected to the IoT by 2020, according to Gartner. 2. Consultancy Bain & Co. believes IoT-related hardware, software, and solutions will produce over $450 billion in revenues by 2020. 3. General Electric estimates that IoT investments for industrial applications alone will total $60 trillion over the next 15 years...

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

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