Saturday, September 8, 2018

Weekly Links: September 8, 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:

- 3M (MMM) Dividend Stock Analysis
- August 2018 trading, investing, results
- Portfolio Update September 2018
- Staying on the FIRE Path
- August 2018 Independence Fund Update

The DIV-Net Featured Articles:

- Successful Investors Take The Emotion Out
- Dividend Champion Of The Day - McDonald's Corporation (MCD) Has A Target Price of $186

Articles from D4L-News:

Time To Buy This 9.8%-Yielding CRE Finance REIT
This company is a promising high-yield income vehicle, but only for investors with a high risk tolerance. It has considerable NII upside in a rising rate environment, thanks to its large floating-rate loan investment portfolio. The company about covers its dividend payout with core earnings. An investment in the stock yields 9.8 percent...

6 Dividend Stocks Outpacing The S&P 500
For long-term performance, investors should consider pivoting their portfolios toward stocks that deliver high and growing dividend payouts, Barron's reports. The S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Index, which includes members of the S&P 500 Index (SPX) that have raised their dividends for at least 25 consecutive years, has delivered a total return of almost 300% since inception in 2005, versus 221% for the S&P 500 and 168% for the S&P 500 Value Index...

Safe Investments to Regularly Earn 12%-Plus
Talk to the average financial advisor, and they’ll say there’s no way to earn a safe 12% yield on your investment these days. After all, bank accounts yield around 2% … government bonds yield less than 3%. And if you buy a stock with a yield of 8%, there’s a good chance it’s very risky. That’s why most financial advisors will tell you that there’s no such thing as an investment that yields a SAFE 12%. I’m here to tell you that they’re wrong...

A Value Stock That Also Pays 3.9%
When investors are looking for value, they usually have to check out the not-so-hot tickers in the market. Think about it, if a stock had just soared through the roof, it’s probably not going to be cheap anymore. But sometimes, there are exceptions...

Is This 8.5% Yield Safe?
To investors who want to live off the returns from their income portfolios, dividend safety is of utmost importance. That’s why companies with solid dividend growth track records have always been highly sought after. The problem is, though, because of their popularity, well-known dividend growth stocks don’t offer much in terms of yield. In fact, if you go over the list of companies that can be considered blue-chip names, you’ll see that very few of them pay out more than five 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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