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>>>
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As part of our writing on systematic investing, which started with an earlier article titled Active Management Loses Ground, we continue with a look at Investors Biases.
Humans are not rational investors, the kind that play a central role in the Efficient Markets Hypothesis of Nobel laureate Eugene Fama. Normal human brains develop biases, and these biases have been....more>>>
It has not been a good year for Gilead Sciences (NSDQ:GILD) shareholders. Gilead stock is down bymore than 25% YTD and almost 30% in last one year. The stock has not only heavily underperformed the broader marketbut has also lagged the sector index iShares NASDAQ Biotech Index ETF (NSDQ:IBB) which is down nearly 17% YTD.The poor performance of the stock is mainly caused by declining HCV sales numbers.....more>>>
Wilbur Ross, tapped as the next Commerce secretary by President-elect Donald Trump, has been hailed as the king of bankruptcy, a nod to his legendary knack for buying troubled companies on the cheap and selling them for billions of dollars in profit.
The question is whether that enviable skill will transfer easily to his new more nuanced and diplomatic role as the face of American business....more>>>
Since late August, Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE) stock has dropped more than 15%, and for the year to date it is down nearly 19%. That’s actually a bit better than last week when the stock was down 20% for the year. The DJIA, conversely, rose nearly 4% last week to post a year-to-date gain of nearly 8.2%.
Following the results of Tuesday’s election, Nike’s shares dropped below $50....more>>>
Whirlpool CEO Jeff Fettig blamed the confidence-sapping U.S. election and the plunge in the value of the British pound for the companys disappointing third quarter earnings, and predicted that the appliance-makers woes would be short-lived.
Whirlpool shares fell as much as 13% on Tuesday after the company posted earnings per share of $3.66, versus expectations for....more>>>
Riding on improving consumer sentiment, Ford (NYSE:F) brushed aside investors concerns by posting a much better than expected November sales number. The better than expected sales growth saw Ford stock gaining more than 4%. The stock is however down 11% YTDas investors are worried that US auto market has peaked for now. Also, the rising interest rates may adversely impact the stock. However, Ford’s....more>>>
Stocks look set for a higher open this morning as they seek to put last week’s losses behind them.
Stuart Palley for The Wall Street Journal
S&P 500 futures have gained 0.4%, while Dow Jones Industrial Average futures have advanced 0.3%. Nasdaq Composite futures have risen 0.4%.
Goldcorp (GG) has gained 0.8% to$17.25 despite getting cut to Underperform from....more>>>
“I felt like a human being who had been dropped into a shark tank.”
Fox News host Megyn Kelly says that’s what it felt like when Donald Trump was attacking her in interviews and in tweetstorms.
Kelly attracted Trump’s ire during the first GOP primary debate in August 2015, when she asked him about his track record of misogynistic comments. Trump criticized....more>>>
U.S. equities continued their post-election surge on Monday, pushing the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the other three major stock market averages to new record highs as a group for the first time since 1999.
Investors continue to view the incoming Trump administration and its plans for big tax cuts and spending as a huge tailwind for the economy. We’re also in a period of seasonal....more>>>
Molson Coors Brewing Co. (NYSE: TAP) was given two positive analyst calls on Tuesday. Oneincludeda new Buy rating with a $130 price target at Goldman Sachs.
Goldman Sachs sees upside after Molson takes full control over the MillerCoors operation. This looks solid because it is calling for some 21% upside, but there was an even more impressive resumption of analyst coverage at another firm.
Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW) is scheduled report FYQ4 results on 8/30, after the market close. After reading some of the publicly available earnings previews out there, which I think are highly dissatisfactory, I decided to write my own for the benefit of the retail investor. I hope this preview will help you gain more insight into the key debate points going into PANW’s earnings and also....more>>>
“The strongest of all warriors are these two–Time and Patience.” Leo Tolstoy was writing about real blood-and-guts combat in his novel War and Peace. But the same can be said about the battle for financial security in retirement. Every good soldier knows that the key to victory is saving early and often. But a relatively new tool, the qualified longevity annuity contract, or QLAC,....more>>>
Goldman Sachs analystKaren Holthouse and team add Starbucks (SBUX) to the firm’s Conviction List following last week’s earnings report, arguing that the coffee purveyor’s comparable-store sales are “not broken.” They explain:
We reiterate our Buy rating and add the shares to the Americas Conviction List given our belief that comps....more>>>
Trinity Industries (NYSE:TRN) is a leading company that specializes in industrial products and services. They offer railcars, railcar parts and leasing, management and maintenance products. They also offer additional services such as barges, storage and distribution containers as well as highway products and wind towers.
The company which is based in Dallas, Texas was founded in 1933 and....more>>>