Saturday, December 23, 2017

Weekly Links: December 23, 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:

- Dividend Increase: Pfizer Inc.
- How To Buy Bitcoin and Other Digital Currencies
- Attractively Valued Dividend Kings
- Asset Milestones | Net Worth Update - November 2017
- How Will a Tax Overhaul Impact Business Activity?

The DIV-Net Featured Articles:

- Stock Dividends - The Gift of Nothing
- Crypto Mining with Genesis Mining
- Cardinal Health; In the Middle of the Storm

Articles from D4L-News:

5 ‘Strong Buy’ Dividend Growth Stocks for 2018
A stock that pays a high dividend yield is ultimately disappointing in the long-run if the dividend shrinks rather than grows. And a bullish company with an impressive dividend growth rate is a great sign that the dividend will continue to go one way: up. Bearing that in mind, let’s dive in and take a closer look at these top five stock picks...

3 Unknown Dividend Aristocrats Returning 10%+ Annually
Just because a company pays a dividend, grows its dividend regularly or is even a Dividend Aristocrat, does not mean it is going to give you the returns you need for retirement. That’s because inflation is not just 3%. It is actually closer to 10%. This is one of the dirty little secrets that your broker and the investing business don’t want you to know. It is the fundamental reason why I created The Liberty Portfolio — to inform investors that they are not properly invested. You need to generate real returns of 10% annually to retain your purchasing power. So buying a “safe dividend” stock that pays 3% isn’t enough. That dividend growth also needs to be growing at a rate that brings your total annual return to 10%...

Top Dividend Stocks
Dividend-paying companies can help grow your portfolio income through their sizeable dividend payouts. Great dividend payers create a safe bet to increase investors’ portfolio value as payouts provide steady income and cushion against market risks Dividends play a key role in compounding returns over time and can form a large part of our portfolio return. I’ve made a list of other value-adding dividend-paying stocks for you to consider for your investment portfolio...

Consider This Young, Undercovered Healthcare REIT With An 8.3% Yield And Upside
This investment is a promising small-cap healthcare-oriented real estate investment trust. The healthcare REIT is poised to profit from an aging U.S. population through its portfolio of MOBs, outpatient and licensed medical facilities. The REIT has an attractive real estate portfolio and has seen strong revenue and cash flow growth. Low market capitalization implies potential to earn attractive total returns going forward. An investment in the stock yields 8.34 percent...

19 Straight Distribution Hikes And A 10% Yield
Are you a patient income investor, who hangs in there, even when one of your holdings is challenged by the market? Longtime energy investors' mettle has been tested in 2017, as the market has given many energy related equities the cold shoulder. We've been down this road before, only to recover - remember 2015, when oil crashed, and didn't bottom until February 2016? The distribution yield is 9.81%, but coverage dipped to .97 in Q3. Revenue grew 22%, net income rose 28%, EBITDA rose 34%, and DCF rose 13% in Q3. Parent company closed big Permian deal in Q3 - management sees expanded dropdown inventory as key to improving distribution coverage. Management is targeting 10% annual distribution growth through 2019...

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

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