One of the joys of investing in stocks is watching dividend payments roll in quarter after quarter. Giant capital gains from growth stocks may be more exciting, but a reliable and growing stream of dividend payments, reinvested in more stocks, unleashes the true power of compounding. Dividends have accounted for nearly half of the total return of the S&P 500 Index over the past 25 years. You....More>>>
Saturday, July 1, marked the first day of recreational marijuana sales in the state of Nevada, and by any measure, it was a huge success. An estimate by the Nevada Dispensary Association puts first-weekend sales of recreational pot at between $3 and $5 million.
Lines were long, with some customers waiting up to an hour to make their purchases. Among the buyers was state Senator Tick Segerblom,....More>>>
With the continued success of online shopping, mall stores aren’t exactly doing so well – and neither are their landlords. All signs indicate that the U.S. is oversupplied with retail space, with 24 sq. ft. of retail per American, as compared to 16 sq. ft. in Canada, 11 in Australia, 5 in the U.K., 4 in France, 3 in China, and 2 in Germany (Source: GGP’s 2016 annual report). Traditional....More>>>
As many SA readers are aware, BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY) has a storied history. Once the leader in mobile devices, BlackBerry looked as if it was headed for bankruptcy as recently as 2015. The sentiment has begun to shift, with BlackBerry stock rallying almost two thirds year to date. BlackBerry still makes an attractive purchase, even with this recent run. What has begun to happen is a shift in the....More>>>
The real estate crash in 2007 sent home prices plunging all across the country. The impact was particularly strong in states where prices had ballooned the most and new home building had been strongest: Nevada, Florida, Michigan, California, among others.
Median home prices in the United States have more than recovered their lost ground. The U.S. median rose to $227,000 last year, higher....More>>>
Since its IPO in 2013, satellite radio provider Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:SIRI) has had a bumpy ride. Worries about whether satellite radio would continue to capture the public’s interest as connected cars develop have been an anchor for the SIRI stock price. However, Sirius XM has proven resilient over the last few years and the company’s future growth prospects don’t....More>>>
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“It’s far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price.”
– Warren Buffett
What is a wonderful company, and what is ‘quality’ from an investing standpoint? The most constructive definition to address this question is Warren Buffett’s....More>>>
Related EWP Maybe Some Relief For The Spain ETF Politics Prove Problematic For The Spain ETF
Relatively speaking, the iShares MSCI Spain Capped ETF (NYSE: EWP) has not been that bad compared to other single-country exchange-traded funds tracking PIIGS economies. Year-to-date, EWP....More>>>
William Patalon III
Since the moment it was announced, we’ve been highly bullish on the complicated-but-intriguing deal that would combine the oilfield services unit of General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) and all of sector rival Baker Hughes Inc. (NYSE: BHI).
But investors seem confused by the deal – about whether it was a shrewd move or a panic play by GE.
Statistics Canada will be releasing manufacturing sales numbers Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 8:30 AM ET. More specifically the numbers will show the change in total value of sales made by manufacturers since the previous month. Since manufacturers are affected by market conditions early, their change in sales values are a significant indicator of economic health.
This event provides a....More>>>
Investors following NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) already know that the company is a clear leader in the graphics processing unit (GPU) space as it holds more than 70% of the discrete desktop GPU market share right now.
NVIDIA earns about 62% of its total revenue from sales of GPUs in its gaming segment, but the company isn’t satisfied with just kicking up its feet and reaping the....More>>>
After the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) penciled in an oil production cut of 1.2 million barrels per day (bpd) to 32.5 million bpd on 30 November, the crude futures market rallied. Given that it was OPEC’s first move to cut production in eight years, the market response was pretty predictable.
By some measures, the Brent front month contract’s appreciation....More>>>
William Patalon III
Having been a big fan of General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) CEO Jack Welch – whom I personally interviewed back during my newspaper days – I was noncommittal about Jeffrey Immelt after he succeeded the iconic Welch back in 2001.
But I’ve become a huge Immelt fan, too.
Unlike most CEOs, Immelt has a true “vision” for GE: He’s....More>>>
I previously wrote an overview on Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. (Pending:IIPR) With their IPO scheduled for Tuesday, November 22nd, Innovative Industrial is positioned to become the first REIT to specialize in medicinal cannabis properties.
In the comments, one reader asked what kind of dividend Innovative Industrial would pay. It is a great question, and an answer I would like to....More>>>
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