There’s an adage in investing that stock markets always rally during a presidential election, and that markets perform well in the 3rd and 4th years of a presidential term. A few months dated, but interesting article on the topic Stock Rally During Election Years, gives an interesting view. With the beginning of October 2012, the U.S. dividend payers are certainly doing well, with companies having raised their dividend payouts, companies reporting solid earnings, and some share prices reaching 5 year highs. Is it a good time to buy dividend stocks, buy and hold, or simply stick with the plan?
It’s that time of the week again! Check out these great reads from around the web.
Notable Dividend Increases: September 2012 @ Dividend Growth Stock Investing
The Fund That Beat the Market 9 Times @ Money Cone
Best Online Trading (for U.S. investors) @ The Dividend Guy
Medtronic – Fairly Priced Despite Run-Up @ Dividend Monk
Dividend Income Update – September 2012 @ Dividend Mantra
September 2012 Dividend Income Update @ My Own Advisor
Strong Stock Buyback Activity in Q2 @ Horan Capital Advisors
Four Attractively Priced Dividend Stocks @ Dividend Growth Investor
Have a nice weekend everyone! 🙂