Here are some excellent articles from the past week from fellow dividend growth investors.
Best High Yield Dividend Growth Stocks
Dividend Growth Investor highlights a list of eight high yield dividend growth stocks. Some people assume that by investing in dividend growth stocks you automatically have to accept low yield. This list proves otherwise. A stock I would include would be Telefonica. It's one in my portfolio and produces a huge and growing dividend.
You Are Not A Contrarian Investor, and You Don't Know Squat
The Dividend Pig wrote a fascinating article about how the average investor probably looks through rose colored glasses in terms of their investing abilities. The disadvantage that John Doe has from his home computer when running up against large institutional investors cannot be understated enough. Great read.
Step 5: Research
Dividend Monk highlights step 5 in his 9-step process to build and manage a dividend portfolio. Great stuff here, and research is where an investor gets his/her hands dirty in trying to analyze whether a company fits in the portfolio.
5 Utility Stocks I'm Considering
Dividend Partisan lists five utility stocks that are currently on his watchlist. I think every dividend investor should have at least one utility in their portfolio. I'm currently waiting for a pullback in this sector before pulling the trigger on any utilities.
April 2011 Pocket Change Portfolio Performance Update
D4L has a couple different portfolios, and this one he runs with the income provided from various online endeavors. I can only say that I'll be happy the day my only portfolio is producing this kind of income. He obviously made a great move in picking up Intel. That was next on my list and I picked up some more Wal-Mart instead. I'll write about that in the week.
When To Take Profits? or Losses?
The Passive Income Earner highlights when it's appropriate to take profits or losses. As a long-term buy and hold investor it is always refreshing to read about profits and losses. I'm a little guilty of falling in love with stocks, but it's always a good idea to be completely unbiased and review your portfolio monthly in a completely objective manner. Don't hold just to hold. Hold because you are benefiting.
My Top Stress Busters
My Own Advisor discusses ways to reduce stress in order to live a happier existence. I added one way in my comment, and that was to nap. Cat naps always reduce stress for me.
Thanks for reading.