The word “growth” is the central word in the phrase Dividend Growth Investing, yet DGI often gets a bad rap as a stodgy method of saving for retirement. I think this misperception arises from the fact that some proponents of the strategy (who may be more focused on income than returns) require a certain minimum yield threshold for their investments. This, in turn, screens many of the....more>>>
The folks at Bespoke Investment Group note that its “Death By Amazon” index, which includesBest Buy (BBY), Barnes & Noble (BKS), Wal-Mart Stores (WMT), and Macy’s (M), among other traditional retailers that have been hurt by Amazon.com’s (AMZN) dominance, has been outperforming since Donald Trump’s election victory:
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FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) reported fiscal first-quarter financial results after the markets closed on Tuesday. The company said that it had $2.90 in earnings per share (EPS) on $14.7 billion in revenue. The consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters called for $2.81 in EPS on $14.61 billion in revenue. The same period from last year had $2.42 in EPS on $12.28 billion in revenue.
In terms of the....more>>>
Investors sure do change their minds quickly.
Traders are racing to rethink their views on the paceof Federal Reserve interest-rate increases after a stronger than expected reading on inflation. The question now is whetherthe datawill remain strong enough to keep the market buoyant.
So-called core inflation, which strips out volatile food and energy categories, rose 0.3% last month,....more>>>
Around a month ago, I published an article on Seeking Alpha where I looked at the oil production trends of the Permian Basin, one of the largest oil and natural gas producing regions covered by the EIA (Energy Information Administration) in its monthly Drilling Productivity Report (the largest for oil to be specific). After seeing fresh data come out regarding the region, I figured it would be a....more>>>
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The market managed to squeak out a gain today as oil entered a bull market less than three weeks after having entered a bear market.
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The S&P 500 advanced 0.2% to 2,187.02, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 23.76 points, or 0.1%, to 18,597.70. The Nasdaq Composite rose 0.2% to 5,240.15.
WTI crude oil, the U.S. benchmark, rose....more>>>
With Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) bouncing off record highs, BTIG has thrown in the towel on its buy rating. Analyst Dane Leone has downgraded the stock today to neutral from buy.J&J fell 0.63% to a recent $113.52.
Downgrading ahead of the Investor Day next week is a risk, but at this point we are not expecting any major strategic shifts. We remain interested in the long-term JNJ story,....more>>>
Trump won. Some people are happy. Some people are acting like someone shot their dog. What happens now? Well, my answer flies in the face of virtually every modern economist and pundit on CNBC… Virtually everyone believes that government spending and/or tax cuts will have a powerfully positive effect on our economy. The people cheering believe that Trump's....more>>>
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