Saturday, July 28, 2018

Weekly Links: July 28, 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:

- Recent Buy: Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) X2
- How To Increase Your Dividend Income
- How to retire in 10 years with dividend stocks
- The Meet Group
- Dividend Income Update June and July 2018

The DIV-Net Featured Articles:

- 4 Industrial Strength Dividend Growth Stocks With Yields In Excess Of 3%
- Passive Income Update – Jun 2018
- Bank of America is Banking on a Strong Economy

Articles from D4L-News:

7 Best Dividend Stocks With Loads of Cash in the Bank
To avoid severe disappointments down the road, you should always give the target company’s balance sheet a solid run-through. The best dividend stocks will feature ample amounts of cash, which obviously supports the payout cause. Moreover, anything can happen in the markets, especially at this juncture. Having a cash moat enables firms to pay their shareholders, even when the going is rough. Additionally, a cash-rich organization allows management greater flexibility for future endeavors. You shouldn’t look at payouts as an ephemeral concept, but rather, a long-term relationship. Ultimately, the best dividend stocks are built for running marathons, not a 40-yard dash. Here are my picks for the top seven dividend-paying companies with a boatload of cash...

5 Bank Stocks That Pay Big Dividends to Shareholders
For most of the latter 20th century, banks generally paid depositors a higher rate of interest than bank stocks paid in dividend yields. This trend reversed soon after the turn of the century and became more pronounced after the 2008 financial crisis. Beginning in the early 2000’s, interest-rate cuts gave bank stock investors dividend yields that exceeded the rates depositors earned in interest. Although interest rates have begun to gradually move higher in recent months, bank-deposit interest rates remain extremely low by any measure. Fortunately, some banks pay the 5+% returns comparable to bank and CD rates in the 20th century. These 5 stocks show that earning substantial cash payouts from banks remains possible — if investors take a chance on bank stocks...

A 10.7% Yield with an “A” Rating
I rate most of the double-digit payouts that cross my desk as junk. You don’t see too many safe, high yields out there. But today’s company might inspire confidence, at least as far as we care about the distribution. Safe Income From This 10.7% Yielder...

This 9.1% Yield Looks Compelling
To earn bigger yields, you have to take bigger risks. Investors won’t find many big payouts among blue-chip dividend stocks. Income hunters need to scope out lesser-known niches, like real estate investment trusts (REITs) or business development corporations (BDCs). Master limited partnerships (MLPs) provide one of the last sources of high yields in today’s stock market. These firms typically own infrastructure assets like pipelines, terminals, and toll roads. And because they’re required by law to pay out most of their profits to shareholders, they crank out some of the highest yields around...

3 Top Dividend Stocks With Yields Over 2%
In the world of dividend stocks, yield is king. Of course, a business needs to have solid fundamentals, too, but a robust yield will pay investors quarter in and quarter out. These picks -- from three very different industries -- should help any dividend portfolio outperform...

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

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