Chatter Around the World – 94

Chatter Around the World is a curated weekly update of articles related to economics, investing, dividends and personal finance. In these weekly updates, I also capture my blog updates and news related to my portfolio holdings.

Infrastructure Ranking - Emerging Markets

Infrastructure Ranking – Emerging Markets

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New Blog Posts

Let’s dive into the links that caught my attention this week.

Updates from My Portfolio Holdings

Interesting Reads

Dividend Reads

Dividend Stock Analysis

A Frugal Family’s Journey maintains a centralized list of dividend stock analyses from around the community. Be sure to check out the page here.

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Have a wonderful weekend.

26 thoughts on “Chatter Around the World – 94

  1. Thanks for sharing your posts, reads, and various stock analysis from around the DGI community. And of course, thanks for sharing the link to our Collection of Stock Analyses!

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend. AFFJ

  2. Love these updates. Looks like a great reading list as usual and I’m excited to dig in. I appreciate the mention and hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Still loving the opening chart you have on these weekly posts. As a civil engineer, I’m not surprised to see the US isn’t at the top of the heap for “infrastructure quality”.

    Have a great week

    • I was surprised that Brazil has such bad infrastructure even amongst the rest of the emerging markets. There are ETFs available targeting each country’s infrastructure sector – which might be an interesting play

      You too, Bryan. Have a great rest of the wknd and a week ahead

  4. Thanks for sharing those reads. I liked a few such as the “Hope is not a Strategy…” one although that probably goes more to growth investing rather than dividend investing. With dividends, you almost need nothing, just know your dividend requirements and everything else comes to you itself. You buy a stock and ideally hold forever, collect dividends and watch it grow. What else would you want? Right?

    • Glad you like em, Martin. Chuck Carnevale always puts out great long reads. Agreed that most of the long term dividend companies have minimal maintenance and investors are simply paid to wait.

      Thanks for stopping by

  5. R2R….
    Another great set of “reads” for a Sunday afternoon. I look forward to your “Chatter Around the World” articles each week because I can always find some great ideas for further investigation. Keep pushing out these articles. They’re a real gem. Thanks.
    Dennis McCain

  6. R2R,

    Thank you once again for compiling this list of posts and for including me. And as usual, great accompanying chart or infographic.

    Hope you have a great weekend,

  7. Great points you raise here, very intersting to see how some of the large tech names of the 90’s and early 2000’s are morphing into dividend plays now. Apple’s cash stash is amazing. And off course infrastructure woes continue to plague us here in India.

    • Rajveer,
      It is interesting to see the transition from growth to tech. While people leave the camp when they start paying dividends, I think its time for me and other DGI investors to get in.
      Infrastructure investments seem to be ramping up recently – esp with the establishment of the AIIB bank. It’ll be interesting to follow the trend. I am well aware of the infrastructure woes in India – as I am from India myself – although I moved to Canada 12 yrs ago.

      I checked out your blog – very interesting…will add it to my reading list.

  8. Thanks for the great list of weekend reads R2R. As always, you are providing me with some great material to read during my morning coffee. It looks like you had quite the active week following the updates from your holdings!


  9. Always enjoy these posts! The quality of infrastructure graphic at the top of your post is quite interesting. These are the so-called BRICS countries. I’m from South Africa (now living in the USA) and I’m somewhat surprised by how relatively good South Africa still scores. There has been some deterioration of infrastructure over the last few years, especially as far as secondary roads are concerned.

    • Thanks for sharing FerdiS. Didnt know (donno if you’ve shared that on your blog) that you were from S.Africa. Ive never been to S.Africa, but looks like the infrastructure is a lot better than the other emerging markets. Very interesting to see that.


  10. I’m a little behind, but I didn’t want to miss thank you for including my Wal-Mart Dividend Stock Analysis. You always have great reads but I especially enjoy the charts you start with. Always an interesting nugget to quickly learn something interesting. Thanks!

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