Financial stocks continue to tumble and the markets had a real rough day yesterday. With oil above $100 a barrel and natural gas prices starting to see some action, things are looking better for those of us in the oil and gas business, but there is just so much uncertainly out there that it is hard to remain positive. The lesson in these markets is to keep emotion out of our decisions, especially on recovery days when things start to look good again. Be cautious, stick to your game plan and in 10 years this period will be a distant memory. This weeks dividend investing roundup is a good reminder of the key principles to keep in mind.
The Carnivals I Participated In
The 78th Festival of Stocks by Dividend Growth
The Carnival of Personal Finance at The Baglady
Articles – Some Dividend Related and Some Not
Zac Johnson wrote about the world’s youngest billionaire
Punny Money had a list The Absolute Best, Must See Financial Web Pages Ever
Clever Dude wrote about some Personal Finance Basics: The Importance of Goals
For 30 Personal Finance Rules of Thumb check out Million Dollar Journey’s post
I love posts about people’s passive income – check out Living Off Dividend’s post on Monthly Passive Income Crosses $2,000 Mark!
Barron’s had an article by an author who believes dividend stocks are overdone. This is the definition of financial porn – scare people into a short-term view to get attention to your own actively managed investment firm.
Brip wrote an interesting article on the double digit myth.
Mr. Promotion himself (aka Tim Sykes) asked, To Trust The Charts Or Not To Trust The Charts, That Is The Question?
Patrick at Cash Money Life posted a link to a free ebook – make sure you check this one out!
Investing vs. Trading – the eternal dilemma was discussed by Lazy Man and Money.
If you are looking to kill some time then check out the links posted on Single Ma’s post, Oddly Interesting Websites That I Can’t Stop Reading
There is a lot of stuff out there about the annual Berkshire Hathaway meeting – Canadian Capitalist provided some Notes from the 2007 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Report.
For us Canadian investors, Quest for Four Pillars asked, Is The RRSP Still Worthwhile?
Dividend4Life did an analysis on BB&T Corporation (BBT), a stock I never considered before.
On the whole recession debate, Greg Donaldson suggested that Dividends Are Not Signalling Recession.
Money Smart Life discussed How (She) Make Tough Money Decisions
And lastly, this article by The Digerati Life was a real breath of fresh air.Google+