Saturday, July 8, 2017

Weekly Links: July 8, 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:

- June 2017 Independence Fund Update
- The Will to Win
- Happy Financial Independence Day
- Dividend Growth Investing at Work - Realty Income Keeps Rewarding Investors
- Employee Wellness- a strategic business imperative

The DIV-Net Featured Articles:

- 4 Dividend Stocks For A Confident And Secure Future
- Recent Sell
- 4 Things You Must Do to Protect Your Portfolio from The Next Crash

Articles from D4L-News:

5 Dividend Growth Stocks that Ensure Safe Returns
Stocks that have a strong history of dividend growth generally act as a hedge against economic or political uncertainty as these belong to mature companies, which are less susceptible to large swings in the market while simultaneously offer downside protection with their consistent increase in payouts. These stocks pose 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 a promising investment as opposed to their traditional dividend counterparts. Here are five stocks that fit the bill...

High-Dividend Stock Now Yields 12% - Trap Or Treasure?
Back to the dog pound again - to take one of our holdings out for a walk in the light of day. This stock now yields 11.83%, with 1.23 trailing coverage. It has fallen 14% in the past quarter and is 9% below analysts' lowest price target. Distribution coverage fell in Q1, but a pending Q3 acquisition should greatly improve coverage. It has the highest ROA, ROE and Operating Margin, with the lowest Net Debt/EBITDA of its peers. We offer an alternative, actionable trade for getting a much lower entry point...

5 Bulletproof Dividend Stocks That Yield at Least 5%
It's time to re-evaluate your holdings and decide just how fortified you really are. The best defense? Stocks with can't-miss businesses that always find a way to rebound. And you'll note that I'm not saying "stocks that won't fall in a crash." When the entire stock market goes, fear drives people out of the best of stocks. That's why you simply want to look for longtime survivors, opportunists and companies that haven't gotten ahead of themselves. Here are five that are built to last through thick and thin...

3 Dividend Stocks for Expert Investors
Investing veterans who have been through a few market cycles understand that opportunities come and go. They also know that looking for value stocks among the dividend-payers is a strategy that can help ease the pain from the lows that follow the highs. Given the length and strength of the current bull market, it's tougher to ferret out undervalued income-generating stocks. But some companies' unusual circumstances have left them in just that category...

Massive Yields From Little-Known “Secret Payouts”
Most sites use a shorthand method to calculate a stock’s annual dividend yield. They do this through multiplying the most recent payout by the distribution frequency.This number, however, often misses irregular, or special, dividends. As a result, the published yield you see may show something under two percent. The stock’s real yield, however, could be much, much higher. I call them Wall Street’s “Secret Payouts”–big, huge yields hiding in plain sight. For those willing to do the extra legwork, they can represent lucrative sources of dividends.

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

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