It’s another up-and-down day as investors try to weigh what seems to be a strong U.S. economy and weakening global economy. This of course, makes it tough to bid up stocks to new highs, but at the same time, it’s hard to sell U.S. equities when it’s the best house in the neighb
The education of new investors often follows a similar path… New investors get interested in the stock market. They think it's just a matter of time before they find some small, unheard-of company that will grow 100 times over, making them rich. Before long, the investor realizes that investing in small companies is harder than it looks. Yes, occasionally a tiny stock....More>>>
The ECA Marcellus Trust I (NYSE:ECT) is a 100% natural gas pure play which has a royalty interest in 66 horizontal natural gas wells drilled in the Marcellus Shale formation. All of the wells were developed in the 2010 to 2013 time frame and are currently producing.
The shares of ECT have recently shown signs of a market top in trading, with a high reached in early October being met with....More>>>
Dave Nickerson’s mother, Catherine, is almost 95, but he says she’s as independent and self-sufficient as ever. A former schoolteacher, Catherine has lived for 65 years in the same house where Dave grew up, near Boston. And she’s made it very clear she intends to stay there. “She’s embedded in the community,” Dave says.
Using conventional economic thinking, an investor should move some of their money from stocks to bonds as interest rates rise because they are less risky, and the rate of return is better. So as U.S. Treasury rates hit 3%, I’m sure there are some conventional thinkers out there that will start to sell their stocks and move into bonds.
Just because it’s conventional thinking....More>>>
What do you look for in a dividend stock? If you’re like most investors, the first thing you probably check out is the yield. But chasing yield can cause problems for your portfolio if those yields aren’t backed up by solid fundamentals. Risk-averse investors need to make sure those high yields aren’t likely to fizzle.
We asked three Motley Fool investors to highlight a....More>>>
Schneider National (NYSE: SNDR) and USA Truck (NASDAQ:USAK) are both transportation companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation and profitability.
This week, I officially jumped back into the marketplace. It feels like it has been a while and finding great stocks at a value has been difficult (which is part of the reason why Lanny’s portfolio has sky-rocketed over the last few months). If you have been following the blog over the last few weeks, or if you read the title to the article before clicking, the stock I purchased this week....More>>>
Investors received more cash from their investments in the third quarter. S&P 500 companies increased their net dividend payouts by $15.0 billion, or 152% from the third quarter of 2016, when the gain totaled $6 billion net.
The more generous sums sprung result from both greater increases and lower cuts during the third quarter, according to S&P 500 Dow Jones Indices. Aggregate increases....More>>>
With upward pressure on the pound abating, investors may find more to like in U.K. stocks.
For much of this year, currency appreciation — a drag on the overseas earnings of global stocks that dominate the FTSE 100 Index — has overshadowed the gauge. That burden eased on Friday as the government reported first-quarter growth figures that missed estimates, weakening the case for....More>>>
Retirees should generally invest in companies with wide moats and solid dividends. In a previous article, I noted that AT&T and Unilever were easy-to-understand companies that were ideal for most retirement portfolios. Today, I’ll add two more companies to that list — alcoholic beverage giants Diageo (NYSE:DEO) and Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD).
The question of how companies should spend their tax-cut windfall has been a hot topic, not least because many executives and shareholders already think they know the answer dividends and buybacks.
But improving a companys return on equity can also be achieved by focusing on a single metric: ESG, or environmental, social and corporate governance criteria, according to Savita Subramanian....More>>>
Actionable Conclusions (1-10): Analysts Predict Top Ten “Safer” Dividend Consumer Cyclical Dogs To Net 7.48% to 55.24% Gains By October 2018
Three of the ten top “safer” Consumer Cyclical dogs (tinted gray in the chart above) were verified as also being among the top ten yielders for the coming year based dog metrics. Thus the dog strategy for this group, as....More>>>
CROWN CASTLE IN/SH SH (NYSE:CCI) will be releasing its earnings data after the market closes on Wednesday, April 17th. Analysts expect CROWN CASTLE IN/SH SH to post earnings of $1.37 per share for the quarter. CROWN CASTLE IN/SH SH has set its FY 2019 guidance at $5.79-5.89 EPS and its FY19 gu
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