Saturday, December 30, 2017

Weekly Links: December 30, 2018

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:

- Corcept Therapeutics and Exelixis
- An Early Christmas Present for Roper Investors
- Latest Dividend Increases Part VII
- Merry Christmas
- Fiscal Voyage is now on YouTube!!

The DIV-Net Featured Articles:

- The Most Important Financial Statement When Selecting Dividend Growth Stocks
- Nucor’s Impressive Dividend History Isn’t Enough

Articles from D4L-News:

7 Dividend Stocks That Are Perfect for Retirement
Dividend stocks and retirement investors go hand in hand. After all, retirement investing is all about income and with the days of living off of bond interest long gone, dividend stocks have taken up the mantle. But dividend stocks could even be better than bonds in some aspects. That’s in part to their ability to raise payouts, dividend stocks can offer plenty of inflation protection as historically most firms will actually increase their dividends by more than interest rate hikes. Meanwhile, reinvested dividends offer higher compounding and downside protection. Here are seven dividend stocks that are perfect for retirement investors...

This 9.9%-Yielding REIT Still Has A Lot Of Potential
This REIT remains a 'Buy'. The CRE company is an attractive income vehicle as the Federal Reserves pushes rates higher in 2018. Large allocation to floating-rate loans will serve the REIT well in a rising rate environment. Shares are reasonably valued, selling for a discount to book value. An investment in the stock yields almost 10 percent...

Attractive Entry Point For This 5.6%-Yielding Healthcare REIT
This company is a promising REIT playing long-term trends in population aging and rising health care costs. It has repositioned its health care real estate portfolio by shifting away from the stressed SNF market, growing its MOB and senior housing portfolio. Aging population makes the REIT's senior housing portfolio particularly interesting, long-term. Its senior housing business has attractive same-property NOI growth. I discuss HCP's dividend stats. The stock comes with an entry yield of 5.6 percent...

A 5.6% Yield That’s Set to Double
The key with dividend growth investing is to let the power of compounding do the work. You might have heard of something called the “rule of 72,” which is an easy way to calculate how long it would take for an investment to double at a fixed rate of interest. All you need to do is divide the number 72 by the annual rate of return, and the result is an estimate of the number of years it would take for the investment to deliver 100% return. While the “rule of 72” is often used to estimate portfolio return, it can also be applied to the calculation of a future income stream...

3 Top Dividend Stocks With Yields Over 4%
Seasoned investors know that big dividend yields usually come with trade-offs. In exchange for hefty payouts, shareholders can typically expect to take on risks associated with a struggling business or to forfeit the hope of substantial earnings growth in the near future. That adds an extra layer of challenge to selecting high-yield stocks that are worth holding for the long term, but building a portfolio on the foundation of strong income generators is still one of the best ways to generate marker-beating returns...

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

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