Saturday, August 5, 2017

Weekly Links: August 5, 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:

- July 2017 Independence Fund Update
- Why I Use Dividend Growth Investing to Get Wealthy
- Increase Your Retirement Nest Egg by Saving Money on These Household Expenses
- Vertex Pharmaceuticals
- Dividend Income Update July 2017

The DIV-Net Featured Articles:

- 4 Higher-Yielding, Low Debt Stocks With A Tiny Payout Ratio
- 2017 Top Investment Picks – Q2 Update
- Dividend Discount Model Calculation Explained

Articles from D4L-News:

5 Dividend Stocks That Pay Out Over $1 Billion a Year
The energy industry had been the darling of income investors before oil prices crashed and took several big-time dividends with it. That said, despite another year of weaker oil prices, the industry still paid out billions of dollars to investors last year. In fact, several companies managed to pay out more than a billion dollars apiece in dividends in 2016. Here's a look at five of those generous payers and what the future has in store for their dividends...

5 Must-Have Dividend Stocks for Small Gains in Second Half
Lofty valuations have raised a lot of question whether investors still have faith in the fast-growing tech sector. The tech-heavy Nasdaq, which is up more than 14% this year, has been trading below its Jun 8 record close, a clear indication that investors are hesitant to push the index higher. Moreover, as stocks are no longer cheap, it will take a stronger economic rebound to make them look attractive. But, as mentioned above, the latest IMF report has poured cold water on such prospects. Play Safe with These 5 Dividend Stocks in the Second Half...

The 10 Safest Blue-Chip Dividends on Wall Street
Companies with the safest dividends typically possess reasonable payout ratios, time-tested operations, a proven commitment to paying dividends, great cash flow and strong moats. Our Dividend Safety Scores look at many of these factors to help investors locate the safest blue-chip dividends on Wall Street and avoid dividend cuts. You can learn more about how our Dividend Safety Scores work and view their real-time track record here. We used our Dividend Safety Scores to identify 10 of the safest dividend payments in the market. Let’s take a closer look at these blue-chip stocks...

Currently Offering a Dividend Yield of 10.57%
To remove the doubt from unpredictable capital gain, investors should consider dividend-paying stocks. These investments pay out income on a regular basis, so more time in the investment means more money paid out. The total return also factors in both the income and capital gain. One reason a company has a dividend is to attract long-term shareholders, creating the highest value possible, which takes time. This usually entails the stock having lower volatility and greater preservation of capital. And of course, they can only afford to pay a dividend if cash flow holds steady...

3 Dividend Stocks for Long-Term Investors
When you have a long-term mindset, a stock's ability to appreciate quickly becomes a secondary consideration. Primarily, you're looking at what a business can do over decades to come. An appropriate component to a long-term portfolio is a stock that pays dividends, because payouts provide the juice to total returns. These three income stocks reward investors for their patience...

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

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