Weekly Links

Weekly Reading Links 1.15.2011

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The end of the week is upon us, so it’s time to review my favorite articles from this week. Lots of interesting stuff, from dividend stock ideas to Russell Simmon’s keys to success. Enjoy!

Intel’s Impressive Earnings
Mark from BuylikeBuffett ponders why such a great company’s stock is stuck in the low 20’s.

Who Owns the Top Dividend Stocks?
DividendsValue looks at top institutional holders of some great dividend plays

4 Dividend Stocks with Yields over 4%
Great stocks with high yields are discussed at DividendMonk.

Acme United is Up for the Wrong Reasons
Last week, ACU’s trading volume skyrocketed…All because of a mix up at Mad Money with Jim Cramer! Barel Karsan takes a look at why people blindly buy whatever Jim Cramer sells!

Diversify Your Passive Income
Passive Income Now shows different ways to diversify that income stream

Total S.A. A Global Dividend Giant
Value Walk looks at Total S.A., a French oil company that is the smallest of the “big 6”. Even better, he includes a link to a paper by Tweedy, Browne that compiles numerous studies on different investment strategies. It’s a great find, and even has some articles on the superior returns garnered by using a dividend strategy!

Abbott Labs: Low Multiples and Solid Yield
Channing Smith at SeekingAlpha takes a look at healthcare giant ABT

Is Costco Good Enough for You?
A nice comparison of Costco and it’s closest competitors at The Motley Fool…Exactly the industry I’m currently analyzing…what’s your game fool…?

Want Jobs? Reform the Corporate Tax Code
The US has some of the worst corporate tax rates in the world. This article at Smart Money looks for a solution

Will the Yuan Replace the Dollar?
China moves to make the yuan a global currency. Will it replace the dollar?

Amex Offered my 3 Year Old a Credit Card
I wonder what she would buy…

Russell Simons’ Rules for Getting Super Rich
He is super rich, so i guess he would know.

Why Chinese Mother’s Are Superior
Amy Chua thinks the authoritative, aggressive form of parenting common to Asian mothers is better for children, and we soft Americans are doing more harm than good. What do you think?

I'm a dividend growth investor who is aiming to retire early in 5 years at the age of 45. My goal is to live off the income my dividend portfolio and rental property produce exclusively and leave the corporate rat race. I hope you will join me in this journey!

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