Saturday, July 14, 2018

Weekly Links: July 14, 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:

- Potential Call Option Trades
- Dividend Increases for the Period Ending July 6, 2018.
- June 2018 Independence Fund Update.
- Progress Report – June 2018
- How to Become a Millionaire in Canada

The DIV-Net Featured Articles:

- 10 Fun Facts That You Might Not Know About Microsoft
- Cheap Dividend Champions - Bemis Company (BMS) Has A Target Price of USD 47.38
- One Raise At a Time - Four Decades In The Making

Articles from D4L-News:

7 Perfect Dividend Stocks
First, identify stocks with yields higher than average in the S&P 500. The average yield is around 2%, and with Treasuries offering just under 3%, it makes sense to only invest in stocks providing higher than average yields. Second, cash flows are critical when it comes to dividends. Any dividend stock that you may consider must have cash flows expected to grow for at least the next several years. Thirdly, dividend payout ratios are critical when it comes to locating perfect dividend stocks. The ratio measures the percent of a company’s earnings that are given back to investors as dividends. I like to see this number 75% or less, which tends to show that there is room for continued dividend hikes in the future. Finally, I consider the long-term debt to capital ratio. Ideally, this ratio should be under 75%. Too much debt is a dividend killer for any company. Applying this criterion, I discovered seven dividend-paying stocks that make sense right now...

Earn a Safe 9.5% Yield From Real Estate
Income investors are no strangers to real estate. By being a successful landlord, an investor can collect a steady stream of monthly rental income. But being a landlord is not all about sitting back and enjoying the checks rolling in. Sometimes, it takes weeks or even months to find the right tenant. Moreover, fixing leaky faucets and chasing late payments are never a fun experience. In most U.S. markets, a landlord would be considered lucky if they can earn a capitalization rate of more than six percent. With REITs, the income stream could be much more substantial...

2 Stocks That Have Delivered Spectacular Dividend Growth
The best dividend growth stocks tend to hike their payouts like clockwork every single year. However, some companies take that a step further by giving their investors a raise each quarter. These two high-yield stocks have increased their payouts for more than 50 consecutive quarters...

Why I Doubled Down Again On This Top-Shelf 9.9%-Yielding BDC
This company is a top-shelf BDC with strong performance results over the last several years. It has considerable interest rate upside which makes it a promising income vehicle to hold as the FED pushes interest rates higher. The BDC covers its dividend payout with NII and DNOI. Shares sell for a considerable premium to NAV, which, in my opinion, is deserved. An investment in the stock yields 9.9 percent at today's price point...

7 High-Quality Dividend Stocks To Buy
Long-term investors know that dividends can have a major impact on returns over time. When the stock market is struggling to make gains like it has in 2018, dividends are a reliable source of income. However, dividends are only beneficial if the underlying stock is a high-quality stock. Bank of America Corp. (ticker: BAC) recently screened to find the highest-quality dividend stocks in its coverage universe. The analyst team identified following seven stocks as the only ones with a quality grade of "A" and a dividend yield at or above the S&P 500's average of 1.8 percent...

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

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