So here’s the bottom line. Stock markets have had a good run-up this year. Long term investors feel stock prices are becoming overvalued, and investors who bought equities this year are getting nervous. So what’s an investor to do? Sell in May, sit on cash, or just keep buying great companies with a long term view? That’s exactly what I had in mind with this weekly lineup.
The Weekly Lineup
Sell in May and Go Away? A phenomenal article by Louis Basenese, chief investment strategist at Wall Street Daily, tells you exactly why you should not implement the strategy. In, Sell in May? Not According to These Three Charts, Louis clearly shows why you should ignore the short-term swings and remain a long term buy-and-hold investor. A must read post!
Speaking of buy-and-hold, there’s buy-and-hold, and then there is really buy-and-hold! So what does long term investing really mean to you – 10 years or more? Time is irrelevant to Dividend Growth Investor, and he explains why he would not sell a dividend stock ever after a 1000% gain.
Dividend Mantra is bullish on dividend stocks no matter what the market is doing. Mantra discusses current difficulties in allocating capital, but also discusses the difficulty with paying a premium for top-notch companies.
Dan Mac at Dividend Growth Investing thinks many dividend stocks are actually overvalued, based on the Price-to-Earnings ratio. Dan discusses 20 stocks you should not be buying right now.
Over at A Wealth of Common Sense, Ben thoroughly discusses the lost decade and How to Invest 100% of Your Portfolio in the Stock Market. But what if you had only invested in big blue-chip dividend paying stocks? Was there a lost decade? Read Ben’s post and find out.
Over at My Own Advisor, Mark asks the question Is Coca-Cola the perfect dividend paying stock? Well, not much to say here – I think it is. Again, who cares what the stock market does, buy KO and enjoy the dividends. 😉
The Passive Income Earner discussed International Allocation through Conglomerates.
The Dividend Guy (aka Mike) is bored of utilities and banks! So he’s written a couple of stellar posts on the toy companies this week. Check out his super-detailed dividend stock analyses on Hasbro and Mattel. Awesome!
Have a nice weekend everyone!
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