Weekend Reading – June 25, 2011

Well, the month of June is almost over. It’s a beautiful Saturday afternoon here in Florida. I don’t know where the time goes. As another week closes and the summer is in full swing I feel great! I hope all of you do as well.

Here are some excellent articles from fellow dividend growth investors, frugalists and personal finance bloggers from the past week.

The Magic Of Compounding Via Dividend Investing
Buy Like Buffett shows how reinvesting your dividends can drastically improve your wealth through compound growth. Great stuff here. The magic of compound growth is just one of many reasons I invest in dividend growth stocks.

Is your dividend income risker than expected?
Dividend Growth Investor published an interesting article where he shows us how he is receiving a large percentage of his income from just three stocks, while he noted he was underweight in other positions. Very interesting article. Different investors have different takes on what kind of weighting is appropriate for a portfolio. I discussed my thoughts here.

11 Dividend Stocks Trading at a Double-Digit Discount
D4L presented a list of 11 stocks that he thinks are trading at discounts over 10%. Interesting list, and I agree for the most part as I just recently espoused my thoughts on the great deals in LMT and AFL. HGIC is another on his list that I agree with. I’m a little heavy with my position in that insurer, but I might think about picking up more on the weakness.

How To Start Dividend Investing With Little Money
The Passive Income Earner shows how one can start a dividend stock portfolio with little money. There are a lot of myths with investing, and he shows how you really don’t need thousands of dollars to start investing in the stock market. I totally agree.

Meeting Larry Swedroe
My Own Advisor opens the gates on the eternal dividend investing vs. index investing comparisons. There are different investment options out there for different people. In a world with billions of people, it should be that way. I have decided to take a more active approach with my investments, but passive investing has its place as well. Take a look at the article and decide for yourself.

Dividend Battle Stock PM Vs BTI
The Dividend Guy decides to take the gloves off in this showdown between Philip Morris and British American Tobacco. He comes to the conclusion that while both are great investments, he likes BTI better. I’ll have to look at BTI some more. I’m long PM now.

Dover Corporation (DOV) Dividend Stock Analysis
Dividend Monk analyzes Dover, a collection of a large, if eclectic, group of businesses. Dover is a great dividend stock, having raised dividends for over 50 years. The drawback is the fact that the entry yield is very low right now; 1.73% as of this writing. For someone who has a lot of time for the yield-on-cost to grow, this could be a potential investment.

Thanks for reading.

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