Welcome to my weekly dividend investing roundup for April 11th. This week will take the usual format of presenting the Carnivals I participated in as well as providing a number of links to a number of articles and posts that I found especially interesting over the course of the week. I hope you find these valuable as well.
The Carnival of Personal Finance at MoneyNing included my article High Dividend Payout Ratio = High Earnings Growth Rate.
Fat Pitch Financials hosted the 83rd edition of the Festival of Stocks, which included my analysis of Target.
The Blog Posts
Financial Jungle referenced my post on high dividend payouts = better earnings performance. In this post he gave some highlights from a bunch of the research done by Tweedy Browne (pdf). For more on this see my sidebar under The Dividend Key.
Quest for Four Pillars presented a New Vanguard Global Stock Index Fund and ETF. The key thing to note is there is no small-cap exposure.
Ever wanted to know how Vanguard decides to invest – Everything Finance has uncovered a great piece that outlines Vanguard’s Investment Approach. Read this then read it again.
One of my stock holdings – Procter and Gamble – did what we dividend investors love. MoneyGardener was nice enough to point this out for us all. They raised their dividend a nice 14%. That is 52 years of dividend increases.
Over the past couple of weeks I have had some sort of obsession with asset allocation – just look at my past few posts! Dividends4Life added some more good reading on measuring asset allocation.
Want some more stuff on asset allocation? JLP at AllFinancialMatters provided his take on what a good portfolio allocation is.
In addition,cCongrats to JLP for his mention in Money magazine. He does have a sensible blog!
Matisse Capital Management gave us some European Dividend Aristocrats: The Dividend Growers. These companies have increased their dividends for at least 10 years.
My Money Blog provided some perspective on buy and hold investing. Notice the BusinessWeek cover page and how wrong they were.
Thanks for reading. See you tomorrow.Google+