When I last wrote about Weyerhaeuser (NYSE:WY), its agreement to acquire Plum Creek Timber was ten days old, and several uncertainties surrounded the company as well as its intended transaction. Both its and Plum Creek’s shares were trading oddly, suggesting that investors expected (implausibly) that the price to which it had already agreed might be raised. In fact, the price distortion that....More>>>
I have sold my shares in my business as part of my plan to retire at 55. I now have to rely on investments alone for income. Selling a business generates money upfront, but then what? I had taken over my own investments from mutual funds in 2009, and I guess that made me lucky rather than good. Since the crash of oil, investing has been a lot less fun and a lot less profitable.
investors looking for high-yield stocks all pretty much want the same thing: A steady cash stream. Maybe that cash stream is used to supplement income, or maybe its a way of using reinvested dividends to build wealth over very long time horizons. Either way, the only way one can do that is to find companies that can reliably pay that high yield dividend.
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What do Canadian Venture stocks, Arizona, Private Placements, and gold mines have in common? Well, stand alone, not much, but put the components together and you have a series of non-brokered private placements into Canadian small cap companies that have gold mine properties in Arizona. Hmmm….
This morning Silver Spruce Resources Inc. (TSX: SSE.V,....More>>>
This isn’t my first relationship with Royal Bancshares of Pennsylvania (NASDAQ:RBPAA). A decade or so ago, I bought shares in this regional bank when it paid a 4% dividend and churned out steady, if not spectacular earnings. For a number of years, I was content to toss my dividends back to Royal in return for more shares. My share count grew as did my comfort level with this cozy little investment.....More>>>
President and CEO of Kmg Chemicals Inc (NYSE:KMG) Christopher T. Fraser bought 4,000 shares of KMG on 06/22/2017 at an average price of $46.99 a share. The total cost of this purchase was $187,960.
KMG Chemicals Inc, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the manufacture, formulation and distribution of specialty chemicals. It sells high purity wet process chemicals to the semiconductor....More>>>
If you were looking for the market to find a direction today, well, keep on waiting.
The S&P 500 finished little changed at 2,050.63, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.1% to 17,660.71. The Nasdaq Composite dipped 0.2% to 4,717.09.
Guild Investment Management’s Monty Guild and team expect a spring pull back to be followed by a summer bounce:
June 27, 2017: Markets opened lower Tuesday with tech stocks weaker on news of the $2.7 billion fine the European Union hit Google with. The consumer confidence index rose a full point, better than an expected slight drop and retail gas prices for the coming holiday weekend are expected to be the lowest in a dozen years. WTI crude oil for August delivery settled at $44.24 a barrel, up 2% on....More>>>
Investors have plenty to be concerned about these days. Global stocks around the world have surged in 2017, sending frothy valuations even higher. The Federal Reserve is raising interest rates, and several central banks around the world have signaled expectations for tightening monetary policy going forward.
Source: Steve Buissinne via Stock Snap
With yields remaining near record....More>>>
May 22, 2017: Markets opened higher Monday and although the ride has been a little bumpy, equities have remained around a narrow band near the indexes’ daily highs. Among the sectors, only energy is trading in the red as we approach the closing bell. Best performing sectors were utilities, consumer staples, and industrials. WTI crude oil for June delivery settled at $50.73 a barrel, up....More>>>