Saturday, December 9, 2017

Weekly Links: December 9, 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:

- November 2017 Independence Fund Update
- November 2017 Dividend Income Report
- Passive Income for November 2017
- What’s Your Why for FI? (Financial Independence)
- Don't Be An Arrogant Dividend Growth Investor

The DIV-Net Featured Articles:

- Dividends vs. Stock Buybacks
- 21 Safe Healthcare Dividend Stocks
- Mondelez: 5 Years After Spinning-Off Kraft

Articles from D4L-News:

Top Picks For Dividend Rockstars
Highcroft Investments is one of the ten dividend stocks that can help raise your investment income by paying sizeable dividends. These stocks are a safe bet to increase your portfolio value as they provide both 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. If you’re a long term investor, these high-performing top dividend stocks can boost your monthly portfolio income...

Earn 7.4% Income for Life
Before we get into this piece, I have to tell you: this might be one of the most boring niches in the market. You probably won’t be bragging about this investment around the office water cooler. Most of my colleges snooze whenever I bring it up at our weekly editorial meetings. But while they have the excitement of paying taxes, it also returns a higher yields than nearly any other safe investment around today. And unlike bonds, these issues have no set maturity date. So unless the business shuts its doors–a pretty unlikely scenario–investors will likely lock in their income stream for life...

9 Must-Own Stocks That Have Paid Over a Century of Dividends
The real power of dividend stocks comes from the power to deliver consistent returns and growing payouts over the very long term — not several years, but more like several decades. If you pick the right stocks that can maintain and growth their distributions over that kind of time horizon, you will be richly rewarded. However, there are only a precious few companies that can pull off that kind of long-term performance and still keep their dividend payments coming. Here are nine companies, including big names you may know and a few you don’t, that have managed to pay dividends for a century or longer...

12.5% Dividend Yielding REIT Managed By Kevin Grant
This REIT is internally managed and has a solid grasp of how to deal with tight spreads between MBS and treasuries. The current price to estimated Book value is around 93% to 94%. With tightening spreads, I want a larger discount to take a bullish stance. On the earnings call for Q3 2017, management stated they were using their “at the market program” efficiently to raise new capital. That means they would issue shares when they were trading at a slight premium to book value...

3 High-Yield Stocks to Hold Forever
As Warren Buffett once said, "Time is your friend. Impulse is your enemy. Take advantage of compound interest and don't be captivated by the siren song of the market." That's some sage advice. Find out why these three high-yield stocks are worth holding for the ultra-long term...

This 8.73% Yielder Is a Bargain at Today’s Price
The company operates through four business segments: Global Healthcare, U.S. Hospitality, U.S. Industrial, and Global Other Equity & Debt. In Global Healthcare, Colony NorthStar has investments in 417 properties, most of which are seniors housing and skilled nursing facilities. As of September 30, 2017, these properties have a weighted average lease term of nine 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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