A good week for the US markets has been followed up with a downer day today. Sucks to be a short-term investor, not so much if you have a longer-term outlook. Keep looking for those bargains. But first take the chance to catch up on your reading:
Dividend Yield vs Dividend Growth was included in the Carnival of Wealth: Less Is More Edition at Control Your Cash.
Here are some gems from around the dividend stock blogosphere:
The Dividend Guy compares the performance of his Covered Call ETF to a standard dividend portfolio in Covered Call ETF Vs Pure Dividend Stocks.
If you have been watching the financial news then you are aware that one of the big stories this week was that the economic troubles in Europe have "finally" started to cause a slowdown in earnings for McDonald's. The stock has been creeping downwards since March and it caught Dividend Monk's attention in McDonald's Looks Fair Under $90.
Dividends4Life looks at runs the numbers in Automatic Data Processing Inc. (ADP) Dividend Stock Analysis and also in Stock Analysis: Abbott Laboratories (ABT) over at The Div-Net.
Dividend Growth Investor checks out the REIT sector with Realty Income (O) - The Monthly Dividend Company.
To bring it home here's my latest work from 6400 Personal Finance:
Wealth Is For The Bold : News stories about MBA applicants doing stupid things to avoid taking the new version of the GMAT got me thinking that the avoidance of hardship is an easy way to not succeed in, well, anything.
You're Not As Smart As You Think You Are : Check your ego at the door. Your goal is to build your wealth. If you try to time the market because you think you have a better system than anybody else I guarantee you will lose money. You don't have to be right all of the time to build wealth but you do need to avoid losing money.
Is The Military Star Rewards Mastercard Worth It?: This card is advertised all over military installations. I run the numbers and compare it to my current piece of plastic (USAA World Mastercard) to determine which is the better deal. For bonus points I look for a third card that can beat them both.
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