BlackRock recently announced that it will be firing 7 managers and and their staff – several dozen people in total – from their actively managed equities business and replacing them with managers who use quantitative models/robots to select stocks. This decision provides yet more evidence of a glaring flaw in the investment industry, that it....More>>>
General Electric (NYSE:GE) is one of the most outstanding dividend plays out there. Not only has the company paid out a dividend for more than 100 uninterrupted years, it has also grown that dividend in most years. GE’s current yield of 3% is considerably higher than the Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDX:INDU) average yield of 2.76%.
Anything that would threaten that dividend is, therefore,....More>>>
A decent start for stocks on Wednesday quickly turned into red-alert session, with the selling prompted by nothing in particular … nothing other than a disinterest in buyers. The 0.84% tumble the S&P 500 took today left it at 2,249.92, hovering just a hair above a key technical support level.
Leading the bearish charge were Fitbit Inc (NYSE:FIT), Twilio Inc (NYSE:TWLO) and Nvidia....More>>>
Master limited partnerships (MLPs) may be getting a big shot in the arm in the upcoming year. And it’s all because of President Donald Trump. We know that Trump is already a fan of pipelines — his actions on the Keystone XL and infrastructure plans confirm this. The big win for MLPs may come from his plans to reform taxes.
On Monday, energy stocks soared, pushing the Dow Jones Industrial Average to within almost 180 points of the 20,000 mark. But declines in the financials offset the energy gains and left the industrials short of the mark despite a gain of 0.2% for the Dow.
The S&P 500 fell 0.1%, and the Nasdaq lost 0.6% due to a decline in the financial sector of 0.9% after five sessions in the black.....More>>>
Investors who have waited for a good entry point in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) now have their chance, given that shares of the Texas-based integrated oil giant has fallen almost 10% year to date, trailing the 7% decline in the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEARCA:XLE).
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XOM stock, now the worst-performing equity in the Dow Jones Industrial....More>>>
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett was a sharp critic of Donald Trump during the presidential campaign, but said in an interview broadcast by CNN Friday that he expects the stock market to continue rising.
The stock market will be higher 10, 20 and 30 years from now and it would have been with Hillary [Clinton] and it will be with Trump, Buffett said. Suggestions by market pundits that stocks....More>>>
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